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PLA in 2020: Year-end Review

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) had an eventful 2020. It was involved in skirmishes and stand-offs on multiple peripheries throughout the year. In particular, 2020 has been the first major test of China’s capacity for large-scale military deployment and national...

The PLA Insight: PLA’s New Operational Doctrine; Sino-Indian Border Dispute; China & Bhutan; Taiwan; China Reading Thomas Schelling, etc.

I. The Big Story: PLA’s New Operational Doctrine The Central Military Commission issued a new operational doctrine for the PLA which went into effect on November 7, 2020. The latest operation doctrine is called “Outline of Joint Operations for the Chinese People’s Liberation...

All Things Policy: Choppy Waters in the South China Sea

As China asserts itself once again in the South China Sea, the United States outlines a new position, and regional actors react cautiously, Suyash Desai discusses the latest development and India’s options in a conversation with Sunila Dixit and Aditya...

Book Review: Nine Dash Line: Deciphering the South China Sea Conundrum

Pooja Bhatt’s latest book Nine Dash Line: Deciphering the South China Sea Conundrum was reviewed by Manoj Kewalramani for the The Book Review Literary Trust. The review can be accessed here.

China’s aggression in South China Sea amidst the Pandemic

 The South China Sea is an important waterway that connects east and south Asian countries to Europe and Africa. It is of great commercial importance to various countries. While all other countries are busy handling the pandemic, the country...

All Things Policy: Beijing’s Bid for Supremacy in the South China Sea

Even as China seeks to enforce its territorial claims in the South China Sea, the United States has reacted strongly. What are China’s aims in the region? And how should India react? Suyash Desai and Manoj Kewalramani join Aditya Ramanathan...

Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc: China’s Maritime Coercion Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Download the Discussion SlideDoc in PDF Executive Summary This document assesses the recent escalation of coercive activities by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the South China Sea (SCS) amidst the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are six...

Flashpoints on the Periphery: Understanding China’s Neighborhood Opportunism

How is China taking advantage of the pandemic to pursue its foreign policy goals? Tensions in China’s periphery have increased dramatically over the past few months as Beijing stepped up the use of military and diplomatic tools within its neighborhood....

The Takshashila PLA Insight: Issue no. 49: China’s Hardening Posture in the Neighbourhood: SCS, ECS, India; PLAN’s Next-gen Submarine; Research: Djibouti Naval Base, & more

I. The Big Story: China’s Hardening Posture in the Neighbourhood? There have been multiple incidents around China’s periphery in the last three months or more, indicating China’s hardening of posture in the neighbourhood. Let’s first recap all the incidents: – In...

Why Great Powers Procrastinate

Over the Horizon: Time, Uncertainty, and the Rise of Great Powers David M. Edelstein Cornell University Press (2017) In 2001 political scientist John Mearsheimer unleashed a scholarly fusillade on the optimistic complacency that characterized American strategic thinking in the years...
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