Nalanda Roy

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  • Nalanda Roy is a doctoral candidate (ABD) at the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University, New Jersey. She is a Research Associate for the Centre for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights, Rutgers University. She is also the recipient of the excellence teaching fellowship and graduate student excellence award from Rutgers University.

    Troubled Waters, Anniversary Parade, PLA’s Power Projection: Is China a Concern for the World?

    This paper seeks to discuss three important issues concerning China today. The first part analyses the controversial South China Sea dispute that has gained prominence over time, especially after incidents like Bowditch or Impeccable. China’s military build-up in the South China Sea does not necessarily indicate that Beijing will use force to occupy more islands; rather, it seems that China seeks to enhance its military presence to manipulate its bargaining game for future negotiations.

    April 2012