Author profile: Chietigj Bajpaee

Chietigj Bajpaee is a doctoral candidate in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. He has worked with several public policy think-tanks and political risk consultancies, including the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Control Risks and IHS. He obtained his Masters’ degree at the London School of Economics and completed his undergraduate studies at Wesleyan University and the University of Oxford. 

The ‘China Factor’ in India’s Maritime Engagement with Southeast Asia

The ‘China Factor’ in India’s Maritime Engagement with Southeast Asia

China and India’s rise as major naval powers does not preclude the possibility of both developing a more cooperative dynamic in protecting the maritime ‘global commons’.

Factors Fuelling China’s Expanding Maritime Operations

Factors Fuelling China’s Expanding Maritime Operations

China’s traditional inward-looking nature is gradually giving way to a more expansive maritime presence, as demonstrated in both Beijing’s rhetoric and actions. Despite myriad regional maritime disputes, naval cooperation in the Asia-Pacific remains both possible and desirable.

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