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  • Titli Basu

    Associate Fellow
    Email: 
    jnu.basu@gmail.com
    Phone: 
    +91 11 2671 7983

    Dr. Titli Basu is Associate Fellow at the East Asia Centre. Her research interests include Japanese security, strategy and foreign policy; Japan and the Indo-Pacific; great power politics in East Asia; and India-Japan relations. Dr. Basu has published several research articles on these issues including in India Quarterly: A Journal of International Affairs, Tamkang Journal of International Affairs, The Asan Forum, East Asia Forum, Asian Journal of Public Affairs, and Indian Foreign Affairs Journal. Her current research project in IDSA is on Japan’s Defence Industrial Policy Reform: Debates and Implications for International Cooperation. She completed her doctoral thesis from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. She was associated with the Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo as a Visiting Research Fellow (November 2010 to October 2011). She was a recipient of the Japan Foundation fellowship in 2010. Previously she was with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan.

    Her publications include:

    1. "Quad and India's Multi-alignment", East Asia Military Monitor, Volume 2, Issue 3, May-June 2019. 
    2. "Realising 'Make in India': Port-led Development in the Indian Ocean", in China-India-Japan in the Indo-Pacific: Ideas, Interests and Infrastructure, edited by Jagannath P. Panda and Titli Basu (Pentagon Press, 2015) pp. 310-331.
    3. "India-Japan Security Cooperation: Expectation, Challenges and the Way Forward”, in Asian Strategic Review 2015: India as a Security Provider, edited by S.D Muni and Vivek Chadha (Pentagon Press, 2014) pp. 268-286.
    4. "China-Japan Relations: Deciphering the 70th Anniversary Course", in China Year Book 2015 - China’s Transition under Xi Jinping, edited by Jagannath P. Panda (Pentagon Press, 2016) pp.254-276. 

    Publications at IDSA

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    • Associate Fellow MP-IDSA, Dr. Titli Basu’s article ‘A Quad of Consequence: Balancing Values and Strategy’ has been published in ‘The Interpreter’ (Lowy Institute) on October 5, 2020.

      As Quad gains strategic heft, a positive and productive memo will be crucial in garnering regional support and set out a vision for stability in the post-Covid order.

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      October 05, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Titli Basu’s featured article ‘The Making of Prime Minister Suga’ has been published in ‘The Interpreter’ (Lowy Institute) on September 15, 2020.

      September 15, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Titli Basu’s article ‘Shinzo Abe redefined India-Japan Ties’ has been published in ‘The Hindustan Times’ on September 09, 2020.

      September 09, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Abe Shinzo made his mark as an astute statesman in international politics with intellectual bandwidth and a global vision to conceptualise grand strategic constructs such as the Free and Open Indo-Pacific anchored on universal values.

      September 03, 2020
      IDSA Comments
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Titli Basu’s article 'Sino-US Disorder: Power and Policy in Post-COVID Indo-Pacific' has been published in Journal of Asian Economic Integration 2(2) 159–179, 2020.

      September 01, 2020
      IDSA News
    • With Chinese unilateral efforts altering the maritime status quo on the one hand and lack of progress on denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula on the other, Japan is revisiting its strategic options.

      August 20, 2020
      Issue Brief
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Titli Basu’s article 'Will Japan Pursue Strike Capability in Lieu of Aegis Ashore?' was published in ‘The Diplomat’ on July 28, 2020.

      July 28, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Titli Basu’s article, ‘Securing Japan from Chinese ‘Predatory Economics’’ has been published in ‘The Diplomat’ on July 17, 2020.

      One of the key questions in Japan’s national security debate is how to manage China’s ‘predatory’ geo-economics? The article critically analyses where does Tokyo stand in terms of crafting an effective economic security strategy?

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      July 17, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Titli Basu’s article ‘Calling out “expansionism”: The Modi Way’ has been published in ‘The Interpreter’ (Lowy Institute) on July 08, 2020.

      This article evaluates Prime Minister Modi's messaging from Ladakh within the template of ‘vikasvaad’ versus ‘vistarvaad’ (development versus expansionism).

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      July 08, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Titli Basu’s article titled 'Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Post-COVID-19' has been published in 'Australian Outlook' (Australian Institute of International Affairs) on May 22, 2020.

      May 22, 2020
      IDSA News
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