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East Asia


The East Asia Centre is dedicated to study and research the domestic and foreign policy of China, Japan and Korea and India’s multifaceted relationship with the region and countries of the region. As far as China is concerned the center’s research foci are its foreign policy (particularly with the US, Russia, Central Asia and the Asia Pacific) domestic politics, economy, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and India’s relationship with China in all its dimensions. It also focuses on Taiwan, its domestic politics, Sino-Taiwanese relationship and Indo-Taiwanese relationship, Hong Kong and India-Hong Kong relations. The seamless ness of research in the center also pays attention to Japan and Korea including the domestic politics, foreign policy and comprehensive bilateral relationship with India. The geo-politics of the Asia Pacific and the Korean peninsula are also studied in the center.

The Centre brings out bimonthly newsletter - East Asia Monitor - on China, Japan and the Korean Peninsula.


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China’s Dam Building Spree in Tibet: Strategic Implications and India’s Options

October 21, 2016

India needs to address the issue of water sharing with China in a comprehensive manner that includes both national and international initiatives.

China’s One-Road-One Belt Initiative: A New Model of Global Governance

September 29, 2016
China’s One-Road-One Belt Initiative: A New Model of Global Governance

India should seek to ‘redefine’ OROB to add a strong component for a ‘Digital Asia’, as that is where our comparative advantage lies, and for Asian connectivity to have two nodes, in China and in India, as has been the case throughout history.

DPRK’s Nuclear Provocations and the Indian Response

September 27, 2016

India needs to engage more pointedly with South Korea, Japan, the United States and even bilaterally with DPRK to convey its concerns regarding the latter’s strategic cooperation with Pakistan.

New Evidence on China’s Intent behind Its Approach to the Sino-Burmese Territorial Dispute 1954-1960

This paper features a detailed discussion of a speech by Zhou Enlai on July 9, 1957 which was meant to outline “New China's” approach to the Sino-Burmese border dispute. Hitherto available primary and secondary sources do not disclose much about the contents of this particular speech by Zhou.

Japan’s Defence White Paper 2016: An Overview

August 22, 2016
Japan’s Defence White Paper 2016: An Overview

Furthering the premise of an increasingly severe security environment, Japan’s latest defence white paper has accorded relatively more space to its ‘strong concerns’ over China’s ‘active maritime expansion’ as well as progress in North Korea’s missile development programme.