East Asia Compass

EAST ASIA COMPASS India and the Koreas: Promises and Follow-ups

India's incumbent National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government showed decisive intent from the very beginning to bring more dynamism in India’s foreign policy. Exemplary of...

EAST ASIA COMPASS South Korea-North Korea: A New Version of Engagement

On 9 May 2017, Moon Jae-in was elected as the new President of South Korea. The elections happened after the impeachment of the previous...

EAST ASIA COMPASS Trump’s North Korea Policy: Regional Implications

US President Donald Trump has displayed an inconsistent and dangerous approach towards North Korean provocations, prompting even Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to advise restraint....

EAST ASIA COMPASS Park Geun-hye’s Impeachment and South Korean Foreign Policy

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra looks at the implications for East Asian regional politics

EAST ASIA COMPASS US Tactical Nukes in the Korean Peninsula?

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra argues that the recent deliberations over redeployment of the US tactical nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula seem to be an act of over-doing

EAST ASIA COMPASS Forecast 2017: East Asia

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra identifies phenomena that will become more pronounced in East Asia in 2017

EAST ASIA COMPASS Japan-China Contestation in 2017

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra reviews the Tokyo-Beijing bilateral and identifies the potential trajectory the relationship in 2017

EAST ASIA COMPASS Donald Trump and East Asia

Dr Sandip Mishra examines the details of Trump's contradictory campaign promises vis-à-vis the East Asian region

EAST ASIA COMPASS PM Modi’s Visit to Japan: Prospects and Prudence

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Japan, 11-12 November 2016, is eagerly awaited in India for an almost certain civil nuclear deal...

EAST ASIA COMPASS Russia’s Overtures in East Asia

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra examines the thawing of relations with Russia and Japan, South Korea and Australia at the Eastern Economic Forum, just prior to the G20 Summit