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  • Archana Gupta asked: Can CPEC help build consensus amongst opposing sides in Pakistan, and thus help bring stability and economic development?

    Priyanka Singh replies: Pakistan’s internal security situation has been on a downward trajectory. This is despite the army’s projected resolve to rid the country of militancy and violence - an idea that is much hyped during Raheel Sharif, the outgoing army chief’s tenure. In view of recurring incidents of mass killing abetted by several militant groups across Pakistan, especially Balochistan, the prospects of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) acting as a harbinger of stability and development appear more than dismal.

    China’s First Cyber Security Law

    China has justified the passage of the new law as an ‘objective need’ for national security considering its large cyber infrastructure and its vulnerabilities.

    December 23, 2016

    China’s White Paper on Asia Pacific Security Cooperation: An Assessment

    Through this white paper, China has affirmed its regional ambitions and aims to shape the regional security agenda in the Asia Pacific on its stated terms.

    January 19, 2017

    China’s 2016 Space White Paper: An Appraisal

    While the December 2016 White Paper sheds enough light on China’s growing ambitions in the space sector, it at the same time only reveals what China wants the rest of the world to know.

    January 06, 2017

    China’s Creeping Maritime Assertiveness

    The Chinese stance towards the December 15, 2016 incident relating to the seizure of USN UUV by PLA Navy has been extraordinarily ambiguous.

    January 03, 2017

    China’s Dam Building Spree in Tibet: Strategic Implications and India’s Options

    India needs to address the issue of water sharing with China in a comprehensive manner that includes both national and international initiatives.

    October 21, 2016

    China’s One-Road-One Belt Initiative: A New Model of Global Governance

    China’s One-Road-One Belt Initiative: A New Model of Global Governance

    India should seek to ‘redefine’ OROB to add a strong component for a ‘Digital Asia’, as that is where our comparative advantage lies, and for Asian connectivity to have two nodes, in China and in India, as has been the case throughout history.

    September 29, 2016

    The race for leadership in supercomputers – does India stand a chance?

    India must move away from the perspective which it has allowed to dominate, namely, that the application of supercomputers is more important than supercomputer technologies themselves.

    September 07, 2016

    Mass Media in Xi’s China: Markets Versus Control

    Xi Jinping became the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China in November 2012 and the President of the People’s Republic of China in March 2013. Ever since, under his leadership as the Chinese President, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been progressively tightening its control over the media. In a Communist structure, the media is perceived to be the ‘mouthpiece’ of the Party and is supposed to be used for propaganda. Media is a very essential tool in spreading the government agenda and controlling the public discourse.

    September 2016

    China’s Growing Influence in the Caribbean

    China’s Growing Influence in the Caribbean

    China’s push for influence among the Caribbean political elite has been replicated with an equally determined effort to court the military and the bureaucratic elite in the region, often deftly stepping in to take advantage of senseless overreactions on the part of the United States.

    August 03, 2016

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