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  • The Chinese Maritime Militia: A Perfect Swarm?

    The South China Sea is a zone of contention between China and other nations in the region. The US Navy has decreased the number of ships available to counter Chinese encroachments here and this power vacuum may be exploited by the Chinese Maritime Militia (CMM). The militia is comprised of fishing vessels that are used to augment the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), and possesses sophisticated communication and GPS technology.

    July 2016

    The Hague Ruling on the South China Sea: Has David Taken Down Goliath

    The Hague Ruling on the South China Sea

    Whether the ruling would induce China to adopt a fresh look at the dispute or it would only further complicate the domestic and regional political situations will depend on the domestic, regional and international responses in the coming days and weeks.

    July 14, 2016

    China Year Book 2015 - China’s Transition under Xi Jinping

    China’s Transition under Xi Jinping
    • Publisher: Pentagon Press

    This volume is an outcome of the annual exercise of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi (IDSA) to understand and track China and its developmental course. As a flagship publication of the East Asia Centre in IDSA, the China Year Book (CYB) 2015 is an undertaking to comperehensively analyse China's state transformation internally and externally. To what extent China will smoothly transit to its power quest is still an open query. This volume is an exercise to bring this debate to the fore.

    • ISBN 978-81-8274-907-8,
    • Price: ₹. 1995
    • E-copy available
    2016

    China’s Growing Arms Sales to Latin America

    China Defence Sales

    The United States, once the dominant influence over the armed forces of the region, is now in danger of losing that position to China and has already lost it in countries like Bolivia and Venezuela.

    June 20, 2016

    Recent Transitions in the Leadership of the PLA Rocket Forces

    Recent Transitions in the Leadership of the PLA Rocket Forces

    The leadership transition in the Rocket Forces shows that the service is not only integrating with other services but that its officials are increasingly called upon to other services to facilitate joint training and exercises.

    June 06, 2016

    China Remains a Proliferation Concern in the Indian Subcontinent

    China Remains a Proliferation Concern in the Indian Subcontinent

    China’s continuing complicity in nuclear proliferation networks would weaken the global nuclear security regime. Hence, China must cooperate with the international community for reinvesting the benefits achieved by the Nuclear Security Summit process, and help develop stronger nuclear security architecture in the Indian subcontinent.

    April 22, 2016

    China’s First Anti-Terrorism Law: An Analysis

    China’s First Anti-Terrorism Law: An Analysis

    The problem lies not just with the anti-terrorism law’s tough provisions but also the manner of its operation and its implications in terms of tightening political control.

    March 29, 2016

    The ‘Road’ to Success for the “Silk Road Initiative” is via Aerospace

    The ‘Road’ to Success for the “Silk Road Initiative” is via Aerospace

    For China, the Belt and Road initiative is a long-term strategy designed for it to assume a bigger role in global affairs through the business route. Various aerial and space-based platforms will play an important in making this strategy successful.

    October 21, 2015

    China’s Victory Day Celebrations: Politics of War, Memory and Legitimacy

    China’s Victory Day Celebrations: Politics of War, Memory and Legitimacy

    Japan is in denial mode about its role during World War II while China is attempting to gain legitimacy for its regional ambitions by leveraging the memory of its suffering in that war.

    September 04, 2015

    China-Russia Naval Ties and the Balance of Maritime Power in Asia

    China-Russia Naval Ties and the Balance of Maritime Power in Asia

    A growing Sino-Russian-Pakistani maritime nexus in the IOR poses a challenge to India’s influence in the Indian Ocean and heralds a potential change in the Asian balance of maritime power.

    August 27, 2015

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