A Retrospective Analysis of Mao Zedong Thought and its Modern Day Relevance
By – Sachin Singh;
As the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) celebrates its centenary, it seems appropriate, in fact essential, to have a relook at its journey from a twenty first century perspective. An analysis of the unparalleled position held by Mao Zedong and his thoughts is central to this endeavour.
Faction Politics in China and its Implications for the 20th Party Congress
By – Omkar Bhole;
Most countries in the world have a political system where like-minded people from similar groups or parties run the country. However, such a system is largely open and transparent in democratic countries. In the case of China, this system, referred to as factionalism, is too opaque and thus, leaves much room for speculation.
China’s Food Security Strategy in the New Era: Policies and Challenges
By – Ahana Roy;
Chinese President Xi Jinping recently stressed the importance of independence in seed sources and emphasised the need for sustained efforts to achieve China’s food security. Furthermore, in April 2021, Xi Jinping declared that “food security is an important foundation for national security.”
An Assessment of ‘Tribute System’ Studies: Theories and Critiques
By – Sachin Singh;
The contemporary dynamics of International Relations (IR), particularly the rise of China, peaceful or otherwise, have drawn the attention of IR scholars
South Korean Foreign Policy and the Asian Paradox
By – Sachin Singh;
The abrupt end of the Cold War was a momentous event in the geopolitical history of the world. This marked the beginning of a new world order
India-China Relations from Realist and Neoliberal Institutionalist Perspective
By – Bindiya Kamboj;
For many years now, India-China Relationship has moved in a dynamic and oscillatory fashion. It has moved from cooperative to
Hunger War: China’s Food Security Amidst Ukraine-Russian Crisis
By – Narender Kumar;
Food security is an essential part of domestic stability and development for a country. China, since the great famine of 1960 has been regulating various agricultural laws and food production regulations in order
Security Architectures for middle powers: India-Japan-South Korea and the Maritime Domain.
By – Jay Maniyar;
Security architectures constitute an important framework for multilateralism in the modern era of broad-based while also improving,
By – Nichole Ballawar
Beijing’s nuclear ambitions are gaining traction. The rising tensions between India and China may have an impact on nuclear dynamics between the two Asian giants in the near future. In such a connection, there are characteristics of stability and instability that must be considered. This issue brief will attempt to answer questions about China’s growing nuclear capabilities and the consequences for India.
By – Abhishek Verma and Team ORCA
The Belt and Road (BRI) initiative, erstwhile referred to as the ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR), has been one of the most debated infrastructure development ventures of the 21st century. Xi Jinping’s mammoth and ambitious venture has multiple dimensions and a complex array of implications. The initiative has been the lynchpin of the Chinese foreign policy under Xi and is closely connected to his ‘strongman’ international image As Xi prepares for a third term in office amidst the highly uncertain post pandemic economic order, the BRI project could yet face its biggest hurdles. This issue brief will seek to answer this question, connecting it to the broader implications of what the BRI post-Xi would look like.
By – Shreyas Deshmukh
Similar to “Vision 2030” launched by General Musharraf in 2007 and “Pakistan 2025” by Nawaz Sharif in 2014, probability is that the recently launched National Security Policy by Imran Khan will be forgotten in days to come. Sheer guiding principles and objectives in the document cannot change the policies unless there is a political will. There remains a sharp contrast in present government’s policies and the objectives it wants to achieve.