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#5221, 10 January 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
#5215, 31 December 2016
The Strategist
Perils of Nuclear Paranoia

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar says that if armed hostilities, for the initiator, has little to do with both conventional and military, it raises the prospect that balance may be skewed against gravity
#5205, 15 December 2016
Xi as "Core Leader": Re-emergence of Strongman Politics?
Tapan Bhardwaj examines Xi Jingping's power within the Communist Party and the implications of the same 
#5204, 14 December 2016
China's Belt and Road Initiative: Should India be Concerned?
Dr Anand Kumar discusses how the OBOR Initiative in Pakistan and Bangladesh can be advantageous for India
#5202, 12 December 2016
Eagle Eye
Paradigm Shift or Business As Usual: Trump’s China Policy

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra looks at what explains Beijing’s modest response to Trump’s phone conversation with the Taiwanese president
#5199, 5 December 2016
US Policy Orientation
Donald Trump and East Asia

Dr Sandip Mishra examines the details of Trump’s contradictory campaign promises vis-à-vis the East Asian region
#5195, 29 November 2016
Modi’s China Policy: Between Rhetoric and Reality
Niharika Tagotra assesses and identifies the key characteristics of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies vis-a-vis China
#5188, 22 November 2016
Countering China: India's Uncertain Response
Harry Roberts analyses India's reaction to China's growing strategic clout in Asia
#5180, 15 November 2016
US Policy Orientation
Donald Trump and China: A Contest for Primacy

Prof Srikanth Kondapalli remarks on the president-elect's isolationist tendencies and why China might be concerned
#5178, 14 November 2016
Managing Differences is the Key to Sino-India Relations
Liu Siwei looks at the merits of a comprehensive approach towards maintaining friendly and positive Sino-Indian relations
#5158, 21 October 2016
The Strategist
The Misshapen Pivot

Vice Adm (Retd) Vijay Shankar comments on the absence of a direct challenge to China’s provocative moves on the East and South China Seas 
#5151, 10 October 2016
Evaluating Sri Lanka’s Regional Priorities
Husanjot Chahal looks at the regional dynamics of inter-state relations in light of PM Ranil Wikremesinghe's recent visit to India
#5147, 6 October 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
FSI’s Broader Conclusions: Methodology, Empirical Trends and Current Realities

Dr TCA Raghavan gives an Indian perspective on FSI 2016’s representation of broad trends between 2007-2016
#5146, 4 October 2016
East Asia Compass
Future of the TPP and the US' Pivot to Asia

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra assesses how the Trans-Pacific Partnership will play out in Asia-Pacific given the current domestic political atmosphere in the US

#5131, 19 September 2016
Regional Economy
G20 Summit 2016: A Lost Opportunity?

Prof Amita Batra looks at the raison d'être for the G20, how the recently concluded meeting differed from it and how it can revert to fulfilling its original mandate. 

#5123, 10 September 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
China and the FSI: Decennary Trends, 2007-2016

Chao Xie gives a Chinese perspective on whether the FSI can and does give an adequate representation of broad trends between 2007-2016 related to China and India

  
News
Commentary: Not a "Chinese Century," but a less Westernized world
People's Daily, 1 January 2015
BEIJING, Jan. 1 -- As the world marches into 2015, the international landscape augurs just another year of what history wonks refer to as Pax Americana. A "Chinese Century" foreseen by Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz and many others has...

China standardizes procurement for more transparency
People's Daily, 1 January 2015
BEIJING, Dec. 31 -- The State Council, China's cabinet, announced on Wednesday new regulations under the Government Procurement Law to induce transparency and promote fair competition. The regulations were reviewed and passed at an executive...

China will be more proactive in reinforcing ties with neighbors: diplomat
People's Daily, 1 January 2015
BEIJING, Dec. 31 -- China will be even more proactive in pursuing a friendly and good-neighborly policy toward its neighboring countries in the new year, Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Liu Jianchao said here Wednesday. Liu said in an interview...

President Xi stresses more reform, rule of law in New Year address
People's Daily, 1 January 2015
BEIJING, Dec. 31- Chinese President Xi Jinping underscored the need to continue efforts to advance reform and rule of law in 2015 in his New Year speech on Wednesday, comparing them to "a bird's two wings". The president told domestic...

Why does Japan harp on about China's military exercises?
China Daily, 31 December 2014
The Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army has been carrying out a large-scale military exercise in the sea area of the Western Pacific since December 4. Japan has dispatched its naval vessels to track, scout and molest the Chinese...

Commentary: China's economic growth far from losing momentum
People's Daily, 31 December 2014
BEIJING, Dec. 31 -- China's recent economic data signaling slower growth have led some observers to warn of possible distress after more than three decades of breathtaking, double-digit growth. There are many signs of fatigue, they say, pointing...

Human rights no excuse to pressure DPRK
China Daily, 31 December 2014
Despite opposition from China and Russia, the 15-member United Nations Security Council has for the first time cleared a discussion on the human rights record of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Although a binding resolution is unlikely...

More and less at year-end
China Daily, 31 December 2014
There are a thousand ways to do good things. And there are always difficult choices to be made when conflicting needs are involved. Several cities in the country have installed quota control mechanisms to limit automobile ownership...

The recovery of the US economy is a challenge for emerging economies
People's Daily, 30 December 2014
It is reported that US GDP in the third quarter rose by an annualized rate of 5%, the fastest rate of growth recorded since 2011. The rebound is above expectations - a 5% increase is historically unusual, especially for an economy as big as the US.

Commentary: Future Iran nuclear talks need to be based on compromise, trust
People's Daily, 30 December 2014
CAIRO, Dec. 30 -- For decades, Iran's controversial nuclear program has gotten on the nerves of the Western capitals. The latest seven-month talks extension between Tehran and the world powers have once again reminded the international community how...

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
IPCS Forecast 2016
Special Report 182
China in Afghanistan: Balancing Power Projection and Minimal Intervention
Hugo Chn
Special Report 179
Contemporary Taiwan: Domestic Politics, External Relations and India’s Interests
Ranjit Gupta
Issue Brief 260
China’s Dams & Regional Security Implications
Dhanasree Jayaram
Issue Brief 259
Charting Global Transitions
IPCS Annual 2015
Special Report 178
IPCS Forecasts: The Indian Ocean in 2015
Vijay Sakhuja
Special Report 167
The Indo-Pacific  & the Indo-US Relations: Geopolitics of Cooperation
Shreya Upadhyay
Issue Brief 256
Caught in the India-China Rivalry: Policy Options for Nepal
Pramod Jaiswal
Issue Brief 249
China, Indian Ocean & the Nuclear Deterrence: The Destabilizing Effect
Sahil Mathur
Issue Brief 245
The Maritime Great Game: India, China, US & the Indian Ocean
IPCS Special Focus
Special Report 150
China and the ADIZ
IPCS Special Focus
Special Report 148
Inside China: Third Party Plenum, November 2013
Jayadeva Ranade
Issue Brief 243
The Russian Pivot to Asia Pacific
Baladas Ghoshal
Issue Brief 242
India & China: Looking Beyond Border Incursions & Li Keqiang's Visit
Jayadeva Ranade
Issue Brief 241
China and its Peripheries: Limited Objectives in Bhutan
Tilak Jha
Issue Brief 233
China and its Peripheries: Securing Nepal in South Asia
Jigme Yeshe Lama
Issue Brief 232
China and its Peripheries: Contentious Relations with North Korea
Ranjit Kumar Dhawan
Issue Brief 231
Towards a New Asian Security Architecture?: India and Japan
Rajaram Panda
Issue Brief 223
books
Military Confidence-Building and India-China Relations
Fighting Distrust

Dipankar Banerjee and Jabin T Jacob (Eds.)
New Delhi: Pentagon Press, India
Book reviews
Vice Admiral (retd) Vijay Shankar reviews
A Grope for Strategic Direction
 
 

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