East Asia Compass
Insulating Cooperation from Contestation: The Japan-South Korea Dispute
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 21 Aug, 2019 · #5613 · Commentary · Column
On 2 August 2019, the Japanese cabinet decided to remove
South Korea from its ‘whitelist’. This restricts the export of critical
Japanese products to South Korea, and will hurt the latter economically. The
decision was apparently motivated ...
Researching the Unresearched: Left-Wing Extremism and the Future Rules of Governance
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 19 Aug, 2019 · #5612 · Commentary · Column
In the last week of
July 2019, a brother and sister pair, in a representation of the two principal
adversaries in India’s left-wing extremism (LWE)-affected heartland, came
face-to-face. In Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, Vetti Rama, a membe...
5G: Assessing India's Options on Huawei
Anand Benegal · 09 Aug, 2019 · #5611 · Commentary
5G connectivity is an important telecommunications upgrade which is expected to
propel digital revolution in India. At
present, however, the Indian government's committee on 5G technology remains
split on the issue of allowing Huawei’s partic...
Women's Participation in Myanmar's Peace Process
Akanksha Khullar · 08 Aug, 2019 · #5610 · Commentary
years, women in Myanmar have been powerful advocates for comprehensive peace
and good governance, calling for reconciliation and democratic transition; demanding
legislations that protect women’s rights; and leading civil society initiati...
2019 Shangri-La Dialogue: The Shadow of China
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 06 Aug, 2019 · #5609 · Commentary · Column
Shangri-La Dialogue, an Asian security summit held annually in Singapore, took
place between 31 May-2 June this year. And, in a grand affirmation of design, its
director general declared, “It is a unique meeting where ministers debate the...
Tensions in the Persian Gulf: Contextualising Iran’s Bolder Resistance to US Pressure
Vijay Sakhuja · 05 Aug, 2019 · #5608 · Commentary · Column
A spate of seizures of oil
tankers in the Persian Gulf and elsewhere has fuelled ongoing tensions between Iran,
and US and the UK. The latest incident, the third in a row, involves arrest of
a vessel in the Persian Gulf by Iran’s Revolutionar...
Amending Myanmar’s Military-Drafted Constitution: The Prime Agendas and Actors
Angshuman Choudhury · 02 Aug, 2019 · #5607 · Commentary
On 30 July, the union parliament of Myanmar formally initiated a
debate on amending the military-drafted 2008 constitution, two weeks after a
Charter Amendment Committee (CAC) submitted 3765 recommendations. Formed
through a parliamentary vote ...
Kulbhushan Jadhav: Understanding the ICJ Verdict from a Legal Standpoint
Govind Manoharan · 31 Jul, 2019 · #5606 · Commentary
During the Independence Day
celebrations in 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his gratitude from
the ramparts of the Red Fort to the people of Balochistan, a
vast, highly disturbed region almost 1,000 km away from New Delhi. He then
IPCS Contested Waters Project
How Do US-Led Sanctions on Iran Harm Iraq’s Water Resources?
Pieter-jan Dockx · 25 Jul, 2019 · #5605 · Commentary
In 2018, the US withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive
Plan of Action (JCPOA) and re-imposed sanctions on Iran. Since then, there has
been a renewed interest in the sanctions’ ramifications for neighbouring
countries like Iraq. The most recent...
Concerns over Chinese Naval Base in Cambodia Simmer
Vijay Sakhuja · 24 Jul, 2019 · #5604 · Commentary · Column
Minister, Hun Sen’s, repeated assertion that his country’s constitution has no
provision for accommodating foreign military bases on its soil and that there
were no plans to bring about any amendments to the constitution ...