New faculty article on Maritime Maneuvers and Geopolitical Shifts in the Indo-Pacific

By |2018-10-30T10:43:18-10:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty Articles, Malik|Tags: , |

DKI APCSS professor Dr. Mohan Malik has a new article entitled, “China and India: Maritime Maneuvers and Geopolitical Shifts in the Indo-Pacific” published in the latest edition of “Rising Powers Quarterly.”  This issue has the theme-- “The "Indo-Pacific" - Regional Dynamics in the 21st Century's New Geopolitical Center of Gravity.” According to the abstract: China and India are engaged in a tug-of-war over naval bases and forward presence in the Indo-Pacific. The crisis in the Maldives and wrangling over a naval base in the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean illustrate the rapidly shifting geopolitical dynamics. For small states, economic engagement [...]

Dr. Malik examines growing rivalry in the Indian Ocean with new article

By |2018-04-13T10:38:41-10:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Independent Faculty Articles, Malik, Opinions/Editorials|

Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies' professor Dr. Mohan Malik published an article on the Macdonald-Laurier Institute website which highlights the growing rivalry between India and China in the Indian Ocean, resulting in crisis in the Maldives. The article is entitled "The China-India Nautical Games in the Indian Ocean" and was published in two parts. Excerpt: “For small states, economic engagement with China has strategic consequences. Electoral politics provides Beijing with the opportunity to court and bribe politicians of fragile democracies along the Belt and Road to gain an advantageous position for itself over its competitors. In fact, China’s investments [...]

‘Caught in a Tug-of-war’ a new article published by Dr. Malik

By |2018-03-08T15:47:47-10:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Malik|

“Caught in a Tug-of-war” is a new article by DKI APCSS Professor Dr. Mohan Malik and was published in Asian Affairs, March 2018. Here is an excerpt: “Historically, small states are the first to experience major geopolitical shifts. It is usually ‘the bit players’ on the periphery of rising powers that play a disproportionate role in triggering major crises which prove to be turning points during power transitions. Tiny Maldives fits the bill in the rising Asian giants’ tussle for dominance in the Indian Ocean…Beijing’s nod for the military coup in Zimbabwe in 2017 and support for the Maldivian and Cambodian [...]

Dr. Malik publishes article on Beijing’s massive infrastructure initiative

By |2018-02-26T15:46:48-10:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Malik|

“One Belt One Road: Dimensions, Detours, Fissures and Fault Lines” is the title of an article published by DKI APCSS Professor Dr. Mohan Malik in The American Interest (online and print editions). Excerpt: “China’s emergence as the fulcrum of the world economy is supposed to restore its traditional supremacy, and make countries seeking prosperity and security gravitate toward the Middle Kingdom as they did in the past. China is thus building an empire of ‘exclusive economic enclaves’ (EEEs) run by Chinese conglomerates through a network of ‘geo-economic alliances’ to usher in the age of Pax Sinica. Beijing’s growing might has strengthened [...]

DKI APCSS professor publishes an article on Myanmar’s Role in China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative

By |2018-10-19T16:22:44-10:00January 4th, 2018|Categories: External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Malik|

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies' Professor Dr. Mohan Malik recently published an article entitled “Myanmar’s Role in China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative” in the Journal of Contemporary China.  This article traces the origins and theoretical underpinnings of Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) back to the mid-1980s, that is, almost three decades before the official media unveiled the Maritime Silk Road Initiative (MSRI). It examines the changing role of Myanmar in China’s grand strategy in general and in MSRI in particular by undertaking an investigation of trade and investment relations. Both the extent and the limits [...]

OpEd: China and India: The Roots of Hostility

By |2017-09-12T15:29:06-10:00September 12th, 2017|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Malik, Opinions/Editorials|

Dr. Mohan Malik has a new opinion piece entitled “China and India: The Roots of Hostility” by The Diplomat. His article looks at roots of conflict between China and India, which, he states, pre-dates Beijing’s recent acquisition of economic and military power and have deepened in recent years. Malik states: “An understanding of Chinese perceptions of India insofar as they influence policy is important because the present tensions may or may not erupt in a hot war, but will surely make their cold war colder.” Read the full OpEd online at: The views expressed in this article are those of [...]

Dr. Mohan Malik articles focus on regional security policy dynamics published in World Affairs and Defense Dossier

By |2016-09-28T12:13:19-10:00September 28th, 2016|Categories: Courses, External Publications, Malik|

Dr. Mohan Malik's article “Balancing Act: The China-India-U.S. Triangle”  was published in the Spring 2016 edition of World Affairs.  Malik discusses the evolving security relationships between the three nations, particularly in light of China's aggressive actions in the South China Sea.  He states that "Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister who has not uttered the 'N' word — 'non-alignment' — even once since coming to power in 2014.  A “Modified India” has moved away from this Nehruvian notion to skillfully play the balance-of-power game as a “leading power.”  Malik adds, "Apprehension about China has buried new Delhi's Cold War-era opposition [...]

Dr. Mohan Malik’s writing, comments on South China Sea issue appears in five venues

By |2016-08-12T09:58:18-10:00August 12th, 2016|Categories: College, External Publications, Faculty, Malik|

Dr. Mohan Malik has contributed a chapter to the NATO Defense College Forum Paper titled NATO and the Asia-Pacific. In his chapter “Geopolitics: Asia Out of Balance?” Malik discusses perceptions of the U.S. strategic “pivot” to the Asia-Pacific in light of China’s and Russia’s increasing political, military and economic power in the region. Malik also authored the article “India’s Response to the South China Sea Verdict,” published by The American Interest.  Malik writes that an international court of arbitration’s ruling against China’s claim to ownership of 80 percent of the South China Sea was well received by India, a geopolitical rival.  [...]

Opinion: Maritime maneuvers signal turbulence for South China Sea – Dr. Mohan Malik

By |2017-03-09T13:26:15-10:00January 28th, 2016|Categories: College, Faculty, Malik, Opinions/Editorials|

This week Dr. Mohan Malik guest blogged for the Global Risk Insights online publication. In his post, "Maritime maneuvers signal turbulence for South China Sea," Malik looks at how the collapse of the Chinese stock market and the recent landing of commercial flights on one of China’s fake islands in the South China Sea create new challenges in the year ahead. You can read his post online at: The views expressed are the author’s own and do not reflect those of the Department of Defense, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, or U.S. Government. -END-

DKI APCSS professor interviewed on Asia in Review

By |2015-12-23T13:36:39-10:00December 23rd, 2015|Categories: College, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Malik| Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies' Dr. Mohan Malik was interviewed recently on local television program "Asia in Review" on the topic of "The Struggle for Dominance Without Fighting" in the South China Sea. Dr. Malik's area of expertise  is China, Geopolitics and Weapons Proliferation. He is a trained Sinologist and has broad research interests in China and Asian Geopolitics and nuclear issues. Dr. Malik has lectured at the Australian Joint Services Staff College, Warfare Studies Center, and Australian Defence College and has held Visiting Fellowships at a number of strategic policy “think-tanks” in Asia, Europe and [...]

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