Articles By Sandip Kumar Mishra

Japan's 2019 Defence White Paper and the Contest for Southeast Asia

Japan's 2019 Defence White Paper and the Contest for Southeast Asia

By: Sandip Kumar Mishra | Date: 17 Oct , 2019

In Japan’s annual Defence White Paper released on 26 September, China’s growing military might has been given priority over North Korea’s belligerence as the country’s main security threat....

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The Spectacle and Substance of the Trump-Kim Meeting

The Spectacle and Substance of the Trump-Kim Meeting

By: Sandip Kumar Mishra | Date: 12 Jul , 2019

US President Donald Trump walked into North Korean territory alongside North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on 30 June 2019. The summit meet between the two leaders in the southern side of the DMZ...

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An Allied Approach to North Korea?

An Allied Approach to North Korea?

By: Sandip Kumar Mishra | Date: 18 Apr , 2019

South Korean President Moon Jae-in met US President Donald Trump on 10-11 April 2019 to bilateral relations as well as the future course of their dealings with North Korea. Although both these...

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Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi: Optimism Despite Impediments

Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi: Optimism Despite Impediments

By: Sandip Kumar Mishra | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 26 Feb , 2019

The second US-North Korea summit meet, eight months after the Singapore Summit, is scheduled to take place in Hanoi on 27-28 February 2019. There is skepticism regarding the potential outcomes of...

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Trump and the China-North Korea Equation

Trump and the China-North Korea Equation

By: Sandip Kumar Mishra | Date: 24 Jan , 2019

US President Donald Trump is going to have a second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in mid-February 2019. The core objective of this meeting is North Korea’s denuclearisation, which...

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On the Sidelines of G-20: India's Third Way

On the Sidelines of G-20: India's Third Way

By: Sandip Kumar Mishra | Date: 25 Dec , 2018

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in several bilateral and multilateral meetings on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Argentina. Such meetings are not unusual. However, this year,...

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India-Japan Relations: Proximity to the Indo-Pacific Strategy

India-Japan Relations: Proximity to the Indo-Pacific Strategy

By: Sandip Kumar Mishra | Date: 19 Nov , 2018

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his third visit to Japan on 28-29 October 2018 to attend 13th Annual Summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Both countries reiterated their...

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US-China Contestation and North Korean De-Nuclearisation

US-China Contestation and North Korean De-Nuclearisation

By: Sandip Kumar Mishra | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 01 Oct , 2018

It is conventional wisdom that China’s role would be the most crucial in the process of de-nuclearising North Korea. North Korea and China share strong historical connections along with...

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Trump, Kim, and Denuclearisation

Trump, Kim, and Denuclearisation

By: Sandip Kumar Mishra | Date: 22 Aug , 2018

Almost two months since the Singapore Summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a sense of disappointment seems to have been gradually building with respect to...

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Enhancing India-South Korea Relations

Enhancing India-South Korea Relations

By: Sandip Kumar Mishra | Date: 21 Jul , 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited in India for a four-day trip from 8 to 11 July 2018, and both the countries resolved to add more substance to their partnership. Indian Prime Minister...

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China’s Maritime Assertiveness and Repercussions

China’s Maritime Assertiveness and Repercussions

By: Sandip Kumar Mishra | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 09 Dec , 2015

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...

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