East Asia Compass by Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra
  • Six-Party Talks 2.0: Not for Denuclearisation but for Peace
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    04 Jul, 2016   ·    5072
    North Korea seems to be adamant to seek further sophistication in its nuclear weaponisation programme, despite international pressure and sanctions to the contrary. Through its fourth nuclear test in January 2016, it wanted to demonstrate ...
  • Deadlock at Shangri-La: Is There a Way Forward?
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    06 Jun, 2016   ·    5055
    The discussions at the 15th Asian Security Summit (3-5 June 2016), popularly known as Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore were indicative of the existing deadlock among the countries about Asia’s future security architecture. Overall, ...
  • North Korea’s 7th Party Congress: Context and Content
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    10 May, 2016   ·    5025
    After a long gap, North Korea is holding the 7th Workers’ Party Congress from 6 May. There are more than a hundred journalists from various countries who have been invited to report the event - but there is not much reporting about ...
  • Japan’s New Security Laws: Context and Implications
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    04 Apr, 2016   ·    5009
    On 29 March 2016, Japan’s new security laws came into effect. The laws were passed in September 2015 despite not being favoured by the opposition parties and many Japanese people. The new laws allow the Japanese Self Defense Forces ...
  • What is the Efficacy of Sanctions on North Korea?
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    15 Mar, 2016   ·    4999
    The United Nations Security Council decided to impose more sanctions on North Korea on 2 March 2016. This time, it took around two months for the UN to agree on ‘tougher sanctions’ on North Korea after Pyongyang conducted its ...
  • ‘Brilliant’ Comrade: The Design in North Korean Madness
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    01 Feb, 2016   ·    4979
    On 06 January 2016, North Korea conducted its fourth round of nuclear tests, and there are speculations that it soon going to conduct another rounds of missile tests. Generally, it is understood to be part of North Korea's reckless be ...
  • Forecast 2016: East Asia on the Cusp
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    22 Jan, 2016   ·    4969
    In his new year speech in 2016, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un expressed willingness to have talks with South Korea but just a few days later, conducted North Korea's fourth round of nuclear tests. The inconsistency in North Korea&rs ...
  • China’s Maritime Assertiveness and Repercussions
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    07 Dec, 2015   ·    4940
    With Chinese President Xi Jinping’s aggressive posturing in regional politics, Beijing appears to have moved beyond its old doctrine of‘hide-your-strength-bide-your-time’ and gradually trying to dominate the region. Chin ...
  • China-Japan-South Korea: A New Beginning?
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    02 Nov, 2015   ·    4928
    On 01 November 2015, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and South Korean President Park Geun-hye met for their sixth trilateral meeting in Seoul, South Korea. This meeting took place after an approximat ...
  • India-Japan-US Trilateral: India’s Policy for the Indo-Pacific
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    05 Oct, 2015   ·    4917
    In an interesting first, the foreign ministers of India, Japan and the US had a trilateral dialogue on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on 29 September 2015. The foreign ministers underlined the strategic convergence of their inte ...
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