East Asia Compass by Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra
Global Upheaval as Opportunity: North Korea Rebuilding Ties with Russia and China
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 30 Sep, 2022 · 5832
The Ukraine crisis, US-China contestation, and COVID-19
pandemic have been challenging for most countries across the
globe as it has led to energy and other supply-related issues, and its
prolongation is seen as problematic by one and al ...
Shinzo Abe: Architect of a New Japan and the Indo-Pacific
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 19 Jul, 2022 · 5824
As a leader, Shinzo Abe elicited extreme emotions in Japan and across
the world. During his lifetime, there were people who loved him for being Japan’s saviour and a bulwark
against China’s assertiveness. There were others who despise ...
South Korea’s Policy towards North Korea: Another ‘Grand Bargain’?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 29 Jun, 2022 · 5820
Yoon Suk-yeol’s election as the new president of South Korea, the country’s
policy towards North Korea was expected to change substantially. Unlike the
Moon Jae-in administration, the new South Korean government will
be strict ...
COVID-19 in North Korea: A State-fuelled Tragedy
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 17 May, 2022 · 5817
On 13 and
14 May 2022, North Korea reported 1,74,400 and 2,60,000 new COVID-19
cases and 21 and 15 deaths, respectively. It is thus hard to believe that the
country was officially free from the pandemic until 11 May the same year. On 12
Testing the Strength of India-Japan Relations
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 26 Apr, 2022 · 5814
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited India in March this year. In a joint press
conference with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kishida raised the issue
of Russia’s “aggression”
with Ukraine. The difference between t ...
A New South Korean President: What Challenges Await Yoon Suk-yeol?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 30 Mar, 2022 · 5810
In an exceptionally close South
Korean presidential election, Yoon Suk-yeol of the opposition People Power
Party (PPP) defeated Lee Jae-myung of the Democratic Party (DP) by “0.8
percent points.”In his post-election speech, President ...
Does the Biden Administration have ‘Strategic Clarity’ on Taiwan?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 23 Feb, 2022 · 5809
In the first week of
February, the US and Japan held a joint naval exercise—Noble
Fusion 2022—in which around 15,000 US and 1,000 Japan Self-Defence Forces (SDF)
personnel participated. The exercise extended through the Luzon Strait ...
Between the US and China: Japan’s Layered Balancing Act Under Kishida
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 30 Dec, 2021 · 5803
On 24 December 2021, after
procrastinating for more than a month, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary,
Hirokazu Matsuno finally announced his country’s
decision to not send a government delegation to the Beijing Winter Olympics in
Three Observations on a Declaration to End the Korean War
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 29 Nov, 2021 · 5796
Korean President Moon Jae-in’s efforts towards an end-of-war declaration on the
Korean War appears to be moving ahead despite apprehensions. Moon has appealed
for such a declaration several times during his tenure, with the most
North Korea’s Missile Tests: Addressing vs Normalising
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 27 Oct, 2021 · 5793
On 19 October 2021, North Korea tested another ballistic missile. It
was reportedly a submarine-launched
ballistic missile (SLBM). Sinpo is a port city in North Korea’s South Hamgyong Province,
on the coast of the East Sea. The city is ...