Articles by Abhishek Sharma

February 1, 2023

North Korea’s tactical shift in the Indo-Pacific

Abhishek Sharma
The concept of an ‘Indo-Pacific’ region is gaining traction. More countries in and beyond the Indo-Pacific region are building closer relations—in opposition to China. Abhishek Sharma argues that North Korea sees opportunity in the region's changing power dynamics to position itself as China's ally
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Abhishek Sharma
PhD Candidate in Korean Studies, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi / Non-Resident Kelly Fellow, Pacific Forum

Abhishek's research focuses on the intersection between new emerging technologies and the geopolitics of East Asia.

He holds a first-class master’s degree in international relations from South Asian University.

In 2022, he was selected for the Quadmin Emerging Leaders dialogue, and as NCAFP Emerging Leader, where he contributed a policy brief on North Korea's cyber strategy.

Abhishek's research interests include South and North Korea's foreign policy, Indo-Pacific power dynamics, and India's Act East Policy.

His work has featured in publications including the website of the Institute for Security and Development Policy, and The Diplomat, a current affairs magazine for the Asia-Pacific region.

He has also contributed to South Korea Pro, 9Dashline, South Asian Voices, Eurasia Review, ORCA, and WION.

Since 2020, Abhishek has worked with organisations such as OGIP, UNOY, and Global Peace Hub, advocating for the Women, Peace and Security Agenda and for the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda at regional and international level.

He tweets @Aviral96

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