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. He states, “Coming as it did close on the heels of Beijing’s successful blocking—citing legal procedures—of New Delhi’s bids to gain entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)…the verdict was seen as a “damning indictment” of China’s flouting of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)…”
Malik perspectives on this issue also appear in the July 12 Times of India article “South China Sea ruling a shot in the arm for India, a damning indictment of Beijing, say experts” and the July 13 The Quint piece “China Reacts Cautiously to India’s View on South China Sea Verdict.” His interview on the subject with Triple Pundit writer Leon Kaye is included in the article “Tension Heats Up Over the South China Sea, Shows No Signs of Cooling.”
The views in this article are the author’s own and don’t necessarily reflect those of the U.S. government, the Department of Defense, or the Asia-Pacific Center.