East Asia Compass
A Cancelled China-Japan-South Korea Trilateral Summit Means Advantage China
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 28 Oct, 2020 · #5735 · Commentary · Column
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide
Suga has reportedly said that it would be “impossible” for him to visit South
Korea to participate in the upcoming Trilateral Summit Meeting between China, Japan,
and South Korea this year unless “proper ...
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in India-China Nuclear Relations
Manpreet Sethi · 27 Oct, 2020 · #5734 · Commentary · Column
relations are unique and complex. China refuses to recognise India as a nuclear
weapons state (NWS), though there is no denying the reality of India’s nuclear
weapons. In fact, this has been accepted by the international c...
China and the Korean War: A Cracked Mirror for the (Global) Times?
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 22 Oct, 2020 · #5733 · Commentary · Column
intriguing Global Times editorial was
published earlier in October to mark the PLA’s 70th anniversary of “victory” over US forces in Korea. The analysis,
rather economical with facts, suggests that will, strategic wisdom, t...
Why Russia Opposes an Indo-Pacific Order
Siddharth Anil Nair · 12 Oct, 2020 · #5732 · Commentary
early August 2020, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla proposed a trilateral
mechanism between India, Russia, and Japan on a telephone call with Russian
Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov. The proposal was tied to PM Modi and ...
India’s Future-Oriented Strategy for a Post-Poll Myanmar
Dr. Sripathi Narayanan · 09 Oct, 2020 · #5731 · Commentary
Weeks before Myanmar elects its new parliament
and provincial assemblies on 8 November, India’s Army Chief, Gen MM Naravane,
and Foreign Secretary, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, paid a two-day visit to the
country (4-5 October). This was one of the...
The Resurrection of Xi ‘Zedong’
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 30 Sep, 2020 · #5730 · Commentary · Column
1981, five years after Mao Zedong’s death, China adopted an official verdict on
his life. It called Mao a great revolutionary whose contributions outweighed
the cost of his mistakes (Zhisui Li).
Literature and history of later years have,...
Explainer: Washington’s Move to Trigger UN Sanctions Against Iran
Sanaa Alvira · 29 Sep, 2020 · #5729 · Commentary
20 August, the US officially submitted a notification to the UN
Security Council (UNSC) that triggered a 30-day countdown to reimpose UN
sanctions on Iran. It cited significant violations of the Iran nuclear deal,
formally known as the Join...
The North Korean Nuclear Knot and China’s Dilemma
Manpreet Sethi · 28 Sep, 2020 · #5728 · Commentary · Column
The relationship between China
and North Korea has often been described as similar to that between lips and
teeth. Besides sharing the political ideology of communism, China is important
for North Korea for sustaining its economy, especially in...
East Asia Compass
Japan, India, and the World: The Significance of Yoshihide Suga as Prime Minister
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 24 Sep, 2020 · #5727 · Commentary · Column
Minister Shinzo Abe resigned from his post earlier this month due to health
reasons; shortly after becoming the longest serving Japanese PM in the post-war
period. On 16 September, Yoshihide Suga, one of the contenders to emerge in the
Big Picture: India and the US-Maldives Defence Agreement
Dr. Sripathi Narayanan · 23 Sep, 2020 · #5726 · Commentary
On 10 September 2020, Washington and Malé signed
the “Framework for U.S. Department of Defense-Maldives Ministry of Defence
Defense and Security Relationship.” This agreement ostensibly intends to deepen
bilateral efforts towards maintaini...