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Gunjan Singh

Gunjan Singh is Research Assistant at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile

Review Essay

November 2015

Richard McGregor, The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers, Penguin Books, London, 2012, Pound 9.99, ISBN 978-0-141-03885-8

Rowan Callick, The Party Forever: Inside China's Modern Communist Elite, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, 2013, 266 pp., Rs. 999, ISBN 978-1-137-27885-2

William A. Joseph, ed., Politics in China: An Introduction, Oxford University Press, New York, 2014, Rs. 1045, ISBN 978-0-19-533531-6

China's New Security Law: Some Preliminary Observations

July 14, 2015
China's New Security Law: Some Preliminary Observations

By extending the notion of national security to the domains of space and the earth’s poles, the Chinese government has expressed its determination to undertake every measure to safeguard interests even in areas beyond the national border.

MERS: A New Virus Challenge

July 01, 2015
MERS: A New Virus Challenge

East and Southeast Asia are known to get affected by various diseases routinely. Particularly, various waterborne and other diseases likely malaria and dengue fever commonly affect the regions. There is a concern that global warming may translate into explosive growth of mosquito-borne diseases. In addition to this, growing number of natural disasters are found escalating the health related challenges. All this eventually poses a threat to health, economic and human security.

Chronicling the India–China Puzzle

March 2015

China and India are the emerging economies in Asia and are in close geographical proximity to each other. What makes this relationship complicated is the fact that India and China have a disputed boundary and even though the relationship can be regarded as smooth historically, post-1962 the situation took a turn for worse.

Science and Technology in China: Implications and Lessons for India, edited by Maharajakrishna Rasgotra

January 2015

China is India’s largest and most developed neighbour. Following the reform and opening-up policy adopted by the Chinese leadership in 1978, the country has developed at breath-taking speed. Today, the Chinese economy is the second largest in the world (in terms of Gross Domestic Product [GDP]), with a large amount of American treasury bonds in its possession. This economic growth has also extended to the Chinese military and security aspects.

China in and Beyond the Headlines

September 2013

The book China in and Beyond the Headlines is a collection of 16 contributions written by scholars and experts on various aspects of Chinese politics, society and economy. Considering that China has undergone a major transformation over the past decades since it opened its economy, this book provides a much-needed insight into the contours and extent of these changes and their impact. The most promising aspect of the book is that it provides information and analysis on almost all the aspects of changes within China.

Significance and Implications of Shenzhou 10

June 24, 2013

The launch of Shenzhou 10 is a crucial step towards fulfilling China’s plans of building a space station by the year 2020 and equally an important part of China's rise.

Hu Jintao: China's Silent Ruler by Kerry Brown

January 2013

Chinese economic and military growth in the last decade has heightened interest in the country's functioning and political system. The world at large is highly intrigued by the way the Chinese political system functions and there is also a curiosity regarding the strengths and weaknesses of this system.

The Delhi Incident and China’s Information vs Security Paradox

January 08, 2013

The CCP is so concerned about stability and peace that the only way it thinks it can continue in power is by controlling what the Chinese people read and listen to.

The Existing Biological Threat: Evaluating the Seventh Review Conference of the BTWC

IDSA Occasional Paper No. 28
The Existing Biological Threat: Evaluating the Seventh Review Conference of the BTWC

Bio terrorism is emerging more as possibility in the 21st century not only because of the changing nature of terrorism but also because of rapid growth in life sciences. These developments have been a concern for the BWC regime. In this backdrop the paper discusses the 7th Review Conference which was concluded in December 2011.