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  • Prashant Kumar Singh

    Research 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

    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Prashant Kumar Singh’s commentary ‘Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific and India-Taiwan Ties’ has been published in Newsreel, Volume-IV, Issue: 1, May - June, 2023, pp-8-10.

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      June 12, 2023
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Prashant Kumar Singh published an article ‘The Taiwan Strait: A Bellwether for China’s Stormy Rise’ in Samir Saran and Vinia Mukherjee, Adrift at Sea: Lighthouse in the Tempest? Raisina Files 2023, March 2023, Observer Research Foundation, pp. 38-46.

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      March 02, 2023
      IDSA News
      • Publisher: Routledge Taylor & Francis
      The author analyses the influence of Xi’s 'Chinese Dream' on China’s foreign relations and security postures.

      Xi Jinping’s rise has led to a paradigm shift in many aspects of China’s domestic and international politics. A key element of this has been the ideological vision shorthanded as the 'Chinese Dream', combining elements of nationalism, Confucian ideology, and economic expansionism. Singh evaluates the various changes in China’s nominally communist ideology in the post-Mao era, with an emphasis on the implications for China’s economic and security relations with other countries. He particularly focusses on China’s approach to South Asia and the Indian Ocean Region, key elements of China’s strategy.

      An insightful guide to understanding the direction of China’s foreign and security policy, and especially its impact on India–China relations.

      • ISBN: 9781032375328 ,
      • Price: £84.00
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Prashant Kumar Singh’s book, ‘Xi Jinping’s “Chinese Dream”: China’s Renewed Foreign and Security Policy’, has been published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London, 2022.

      November 25, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh’s article ‘A Message for Taiwan in the US Withdrawal from Afghanistan?’ has been published by the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), on December 12, 2021.

      A post-Afghan withdrawal US could see deepened focus on the Asia-Pacific. Taiwan could consolidate old gains and accrue new ones in its ties with the US—contrary to the Global Times’ predictions, says Dr. Singh.


      December 12, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh’s review of the book ‘All Roads Lead North: Nepal’s Turn to China’ by Amish Raj Mulmi, has been published in the September 2021, Volume 45, No. 9 of ‘The Book Review’ (pages 25-26).

      September 14, 2021
      IDSA News
    • On October 6, 2020, Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan (parliament) passed two important Resolutions, moved by the main opposition party, the Kuomintang (KMT). These sought to ensure ‘US military aid in combating aggression by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’ and ‘a resumption of diplomatic relations between the US and Taiwan.’1 The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) supported the Resolutions. Such a bipartisan consensus is rare in Taiwan’s deeply divided politics.

      Strategic Analysis
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Prashant K. Singh’s Policy Brief ‘Surge in pro-Taiwan sentiments in India in 2020: Are there any indications for the future?’ has been published by the Northern England Policy Centre for the Asia Pacific (NEPCAP) at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), the United Kingdom.

      This piece briefly discusses the surge in pro-Taiwan sentiments in India in 2020, and attempts to enumerate whether this surge gives any indication of the new decade being witness to the overcoming of old challenges in Taiwan’s relations with India.

      March 24, 2021
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh’s article ‘COVID-19 and Taiwan’s Bid to Re-enter the WHA: Contexts and Implications,’ has been published in 東亞研究 (Dong Ya Yan Jiu, East Asia Studies) 51, no.1 (June 2020): 1-48. (ISSN 1013-2546).

      The article analyzes the impact of the world approbation Taiwan received for containing the outbreak in cross-Strait relations, Taiwan-US ties and Taiwan's pragmatic diplomacy with reference to its campaign to secure the invitation.

      March 15, 2021
      IDSA News
    • 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