Niranjan Chandrashekhar Oak

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  • Mr Niranjan Chandrashekhar Oak is a Research Analyst at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    The US Pivot and Indian Foreign Policy: Asia’s Evolving Balance of Power, by Harsh V. Pant and Yogesh Joshi

    The US Pivot and Indian Foreign Policy is based on the premise of the ascendance of Chinese power and relative decline of the United States (US) on the world stage causing transition of power in international politics. Considering China’s assertive behaviour, this power transition is unlikely to be peaceful inducing uncertainty in the system. By using the term ‘balance of power’ in the title itself, the authors seem to have suggested an emerging bipolar world order with the US and China being the two poles in the near future.

    July 2016

    What’s Between the Taliban and Iran?

    June 08, 2016

    IDSA researcher, Mr Niranjan Chandrashekhar Oak’s article on Iran and Taliban ties, titled ‘What’s Between the Taliban and Iran?’ was published in 'The Diplomat' on June 8, 2016.

    South Pacific: Gaining Prominence in Indian Foreign Policy Calculations

    This backgrounder explores three issues: the strategic significance of the South Pacific for India, the advantages that India enjoys over China in the region, and the status of India’s relationship with Papua New Guinea in the light of the recent visit by President Mukherjee.

    May 10, 2016