East Asia Compass by Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra
  • Abe-Jinping Summit Meet: A Thaw in China-Japan Relations?
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    01 Dec, 2014   ·    4763
    After almost two years of the election of Shinzo Abe as the Prime Minister of Japan, he and and Chinese President Xi Jinping met for the first time at a summit meet on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) gatherin ...
  • South Korea's Foreign Policy: More Rhetoric, Less Content?
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    03 Nov, 2014   ·    4723
    South Korea’s foreign relations especially in East Asia are in a state of impasse under the current President Park Geun-hye. During the last President Lee Myung-bak, it was clear that South Korea gave priority to its alliance with t ...
  • India in East Asia: Modi’s Three Summit Meets
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    06 Oct, 2014   ·    4683
    In September 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had summit meets with the leaders of Japan, China and the US. The summit meets initiated the unfolding of India’s policy towards the East Asian region. By choosing Japan as his ...
  • Modi's Visit to Japan: Gauging Inter-State Relations in Asia
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    01 Sep, 2014   ·    4634
    It is remarkable that Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to visit Japan for his first foreign visit outside the Indian subcontinent. The visit is based on the consistently growing partnership with Japan and as well as the annual summit ...
  • North Korea: Seeking New Friends?
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    04 Aug, 2014   ·    4592
    North Korea appears to have become increasingly desperate in its behaviour. It executed its number two leader Jang Song-thaek in December 2013, called South Korean President Park Geun-hye a ‘prostitute’ and the US President a ...
  • China-South Korea: Changing Dynamics of Regional Politics
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    07 Jul, 2014   ·    4547
    Chinese President Xi Jinping’s two-day visit to South Korea on 3-4 July 2014 is symbolic of a nascent but important change in East Asian political equations. For the first time, a Chinese President visited South Korea before meeting ...
  • Looking Northeast: A Foreign Policy Agenda for the New Government
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    02 Jun, 2014   ·    4484
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his term with a bold and positive move to invite all the SAARC leaders to his inaugural ceremony. These are positive vibes, and it would be great if the new government is able to achieve a break ...
  • Obama’s Visit: Deciphering US’ Regional Intentions
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    05 May, 2014   ·    4424
    The four-nation trip made by US President Barack Obama in April 2014 could be interpreted in many different ways. It was important as in October 2013, Obama was not able to participate in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit ...
  • China’s New Neighbourhood Strategy: Korean and Japnese Reactions
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    07 Apr, 2014   ·    4377
    It is interesting to track inter-state relations and equations in East Asia in the context of China’s policy of building a ‘Community of Common Destiny’ (CCD). China, after its first official announcement of the concept ...
  • North Korean Peace Gestures and Inter-Korea Relations
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    03 Mar, 2014   ·    4317
    A lot has been happening in North Korean domestic politics as well as its relations with South Korea in recent months. Some of these happenings appear to indicate that there may be some improvement in the relationship between Pyongyang an ...
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