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What are China’s Leaders Saying About the South China Sea?

February 2021

The rhetoric weaves between cooperative and competitive, leaving the question of what – and who – to believe.

Beijing’s Line on the South China Sea: “Nothing to See Here”

November 2020

China’s official denials of growing military capability in the region look a lot like gaslighting.

Assessing the Conventional Military Balance Between India and China

October 2020

Oriana Skylar Mastro and Arzan Tarapore join the Observer Research Foundation’s ‘Armchair Strategist’ podcast to discuss how the Indian and Chinese militaries stack up as tensions between the two...

China-India: Talk is Cheap, But Never Free

September 2020

Nations often hesitate to negotiate with opponents during conflict. But Oriana Skylar Mastro urges that this is precisely what India and China need to do in order to curb the potential for a...

India and China are Taking New Risks Along Their Border

September 2020

Will diplomacy help defuse the current tensions brewing along the India-China border? Arzan Tarapore analyzes why restoring peace between the two countries may prove difficult.

Rethinking the Defense Doctrine of India

September 2020

The security threats India faces along its borders require new strategies, and in order to manage and prevent future risks, the military needs to overhaul its traditional playbook of deterring and...

Internal Balancing Will Determine India’s Relationships with the US and China, Argues APARC’s Newest Research Scholar

September 2020

Indo-Pacific security expert Arzan Tarapore, whose appointment as a research scholar at APARC begins on September 1, discusses India’s military strategy, its balancing act between China and the...

New Book Analyzes the Dynamics of Inequality Between China and Southeast Asia

June 2020

In a new volume, Donald Emmerson explores how the ASEAN nations are navigating complex political and policy issues with China during a time when political cohesion within ASEAN is fractured and China...

Koret Conference Convenes Virtually to Discuss Human Rights Crisis in North Korea

June 2020

Amid escalating inter-Korean tension and increasing economic and social strain on North Koreans in the era of COVID-19, the importance of keeping international attention on the DRPK’s human rights...

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