March 9, 2020

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The prospect of an oil stimulus in the time of Covid-19

Three major players in a market are trapped in a brutal price war. Investors stand to lose billions of dollars unless a price floor is fixed, and there is fear of bankruptcy. Authorities are hoping that a price floor cartel...

The PLA Insight: Issue 44: PLA in the Philippines; US-China Tensions; Gwadar: No More a Pearl; PLA Exercises in Tibet & India; Rocket Force, and more

I. The Big Story: PLA Members in the Philippines? On March 4, 2020, a Filipino Senator Panfilo Lacson expressed concerns about the growing number of Chinese military personnel in the Philippines. He said that a good number of 2000 to 3000 PLA personnel are...

India’s Approach to the Indian Ocean Region: From Sea Control to Sea Denial

Given the budget constraints, the Indian Navy’s approach should change from sea control to sea denial India’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat announced last month that India will prioritize submarines over its third aircraft carrier. The importance of this announcement...

Takshashila Discussion Slidedoc– Securing China: An Assessment of Xi’s Military Reforms

Download the Discussion Slidedoc in PDF Executive Summary China’s President Xi Jinping announced landmark military reforms in late 2015. The reforms aim to convert the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) into a world-class force by 2050, that can achieve China’s national...

All Things Policy: Bertil Lintnar on India-China Rivalry

From Wuhan to Chennai, both China and India have reiterated that they must not let differences turn into disputes. But strategic competition in the Indian Ocean Region appears unavoidable, given China expanding presence. Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai discuss all...

Prateek Waghre speaks at Nullcon 2020

Prateek Waghre spoke at a panel discussion on the ‘Anatomy of Internet Shutdowns’ on March 8, 2020. The panel was hosted by Rootconf at Nullcon, Goa. Other panelists included Raman Singh Chima, Shehla Rashid, Arjun Venkatraman and Zainab Bawa (moderator)....