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  • Prashant Kumar Singh

    Associate Fellow
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    Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh follows the strategic and domestic affairs of China. He is also a keen follower of state and society in Taiwan. And he has a deep interest in India's engagement with East Asia.His current research project is “Foreign Relations and Security in Xi Jinping’s Chinese Dream”.

    Dr. Singh joined the MP-IDSA in 2009. He obtained his PhD and MPhil degrees in 2009 and 2004, respectively, from the Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS), School of International Studies (SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He is a recipient of the prestigious CCS Grant for Foreign Scholars (2016) by National Central Library (Taiwan), Taiwan Fellowship (2014) and National Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, Taiwan (2011-12). Dr. Singh has been invited to speak at renowned institutes including Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER), National Central Library (NCL), National Chengchi University (NCCU), National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Council of Advanced Policy Studies (CAPS), Taiwan Think Tank and Tamkang University [all in Taiwan]; China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) in China, Asia Centre in France, and Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Thai Nguyen University in Vietnam.

    He has High School/Intermediate-level of fluency in Mandarin Chinese.

    Detailed CV

    Other Publications

    1. Prashant Kumar Singh, ‘Hong Kong in 2019: Fragility of the One Country-Two Systems Arrangement,’ East Asia Military Monitor (EAMM) 2, no. 6 (November-December 2019): 5-10. 
    2. Prashant Kumar Singh, “Korea in India’s Look and Act East Policy,” in Major Powers and the Korean Peninsula: Politics, Policies and Perspectives, ed. Titli Basu (New Delhi: KW Publishers, 2019), 283-315. (ISBN 978-93-89137-15-6).
    3. Prashant Kumar Singh, “Resurfacing of Divergence in India-China Relations,” in East Asia Strategic Review: China’s Rising Strategic Ambitions in Asia, ed. M.S. Prathibha (New Delhi: Pentagon Press, 2018), 35-72. (ISBN 978-93-86618-65-8). 
    4. Prashant Kumar Singh, “China and South Asia: Deepening of Engagement,” in China’s Transition under Xi Jinping, ed. J.P. Panda (New Delhi: Pentagon Press, 2016), 277-313. (ISBN 978-81-8274-907-8). 
    5. Prashant Kumar Singh, “China’s Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean,” in China Year Book 2014, ed. Prashant Kumar Singh (New Delhi: Magnum Books, 2015), 211-234. (ISBN 978-93-82512-26-4). 
    6. Prashant Kumar Singh, “Cross-Strait Relations in 2013,” in China Year Book 2013, ed. Naval Jagota (New Delhi: Magnum Books, 2014), 113-127. (ISBN 978-93-82512-24-0). 
    7. Prashant Kumar Singh, “China’s Foreign Relations across the Geographies in 2012,” in China Year Book 2012, ed. Rukmani Gupta (New Delhi: Magnum Books, 2013), 75-87. (ISBN 978-93-82512-03-5). 
    8. Prashant Kumar Singh and Rumel Dahiya, “China: Managing India-China Relations,” in India’s Neighbourhood Challenges in Next Two Decades, eds. Rumel Dahiya and Ashok K. Behriya (New Delhi: Pentagon Security Press, 2012), 55-94. (ISBN 978-81-8274-687-9). 

    Select Publications

    • Associate Fellow Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh’s Chapter ‘Xi Jinping’s New China: A Challenge for India’ has been published in ‘Tailspin: The Politics of India-China Economic Relations’, ed. Aravind Yelery and Mridul Nile (New Delhi: KW Publishers, 2020), 37-65. ISBN 978-93-89137-84-2.

      January 11, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh’s article ‘COVID 19: New Prospects for India-Taiwan Relations’, has been published by CSSAME Viewpoints, Issue 1, October 2020

      October 26, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh’s article ‘Future of Taiwan-India relations’ has been published in Taipei Times on October 15, 2020.

      The Indian government has been positive toward economic relations with Taiwan and a facilitatory framework is already in place. The present context might further help them take their economic relations to greater heights, doing away with any residual issues that these relations might still be confronting, writes Dr. Singh.

      October 15, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh’s article, ‘India-DPRK Relations: New Delhi Keeping Channels of Communication Open with Pyongyang Regime,’ has been published in Strategic Vision 9, no. 46 (June 2020).

      Strategic Vision (ISSN 2227-3646) is a joint publication of Taiwan Center for Security Studies (TCSS), Institute of International Relations (IIR) in National Chengchi University (NCCU), and the National Defense University (NDU), Taipei.

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      September 04, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh’s article ‘India-Taiwan ties need framework’ has been published in Taipei Times on August 01, 2020.

      India needs to review its Taiwan policy to recognize changed geopolitical and geo-economic realities, and also for the confirmation of the autonomy of Taiwan’s democracy. Taiwan needs to review its India policy to shape what many perceive as its unrealistic and vague expectations, writes Dr. Singh.

      August 01, 2020
      IDSA News
    • The ruling DPP Government in Taiwan is likely to further build on the gains made in domestic politics and in ‘pragmatic diplomacy’ internationally, occasioned by COVID-19, without indulging in any geopolitical exuberance.

      July 20, 2020
      Issue Brief
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh’s article on emerging geo political Scenario in view of COVID-19, titled ‘China, COVID-19, and Developing Geopolitical Outlines’ has been published in Australian Outlook on July 02, 2020.

      The global narrative of COVID-19 has been and will continue to be shaped by China. As the effects of the pandemic continue, China is pushing the boundaries of its power in a way that could have lasting effects on global geopolitics, writes Dr. Singh.

      July 02, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh’s chapter on Chinese foreign policy in South Asia, titled ‘Key Markers and Trends in Chinese Foreign Policy in South Asia’ has been published in Jabin T. Jacob and The Anh Hoang’s edited book ‘China’s Search for ‘National Rejuvenation’, published by Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore.


      June 25, 2020
      IDSA News
    • India and China in Asia: Between Equilibrium and Equations, edited by Jagannath P. Panda, is a significant contribution among the latest books and volumes on India–China relations. The volume is divided into three parts. The first part largely deals with perceptual dimensions impacting and defining bilateral relations. The second part takes a stock of critical strategic concerns essentially of bilateral nature, such as the possibility of a local war between the two countries, the boundary dispute and the lingering Tibet factor between them.

      Journal of Defence Studies
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh’s article on India-China relations, titled "A ‘China-India Plus': Continuity and Novelty in an Idea," has been published in Defense Security Brief 8, no. 2 (July 2019): 20-36. (An INDSR, Taipei publication).

      The author argues in the article that although ‘China-India Plus’ proposal is novel in its format, it shows continuity in terms of underlying expectations and hope.

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      July 31, 2019
      IDSA News