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A String of Fake Pearls? The Question of Chinese Port Access in the Indian Ocean
October 25, 2018

A String of Fake Pearls? The Question of Chinese Port Access in the Indian Ocean

By Natalie Klein
Chinese control of ports in other states – even those Beijing “owns” – will always remain limited.

Maldives Shock Election: China's Loss and India's Win?
September 28, 2018

Maldives Shock Election: China's Loss and India's Win?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The results are not simply a loss for Beijing or a win for New Delhi.
Should Rising China-Nepal Military Ties Worry India?
August 20, 2018

Should Rising China-Nepal Military Ties Worry India?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
New Delhi’s concerns are growing, and perhaps understandably so.

Sri Lanka Formally Hands Over Hambantota Port to Chinese Firms on 99-Year Lease
December 11, 2017

Sri Lanka Formally Hands Over Hambantota Port to Chinese Firms on 99-Year Lease

By Ankit Panda
The Sri Lankan government has given assurances that the port will not be used for military ends.

Where Is the 'String of Pearls' in 2015?
October 05, 2015

Where Is the 'String of Pearls' in 2015?

By Benjamin David Baker
Chinese military installations in the Indian Ocean are still a possibility, not a certainty.

Sri Lanka: A Lesson for U.S. Strategy
August 26, 2015

Sri Lanka: A Lesson for U.S. Strategy

By Kadira Pethiyagoda
Sri Lanka provides a glimpse of small power-great power relations in a future multipolar world order.

Surveying India's Evolving Approach to Maritime Security
July 31, 2015

Surveying India's Evolving Approach to Maritime Security

By Ankit Panda
India's approach to maritime security, near and far, is changing. Scott Cheney-Peters joins Ankit Panda to discuss trends.
Beware China’s ‘Basing’ Strategy: Former US Navy Chief
July 29, 2015

Beware China’s ‘Basing’ Strategy: Former US Navy Chief

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Admiral Gary Roughead issues a warning about Beijing’s growing network of 'places.'

India Plucks a Pearl from China's 'String' in Bangladesh?
June 07, 2015

India Plucks a Pearl from China's 'String' in Bangladesh?

By Ankit Panda
Indian cargo vessels will have access to Chittagong port, long seen as one of China's "pearls" on the Indian Ocean.

China's Naval Plans for Djibouti: A Road, a Belt, or a String of Pearls?
May 14, 2015

China's Naval Plans for Djibouti: A Road, a Belt, or a String of Pearls?

By Rob Edens
As China looks to Djibouti, it may be apparent that Beijing's "peaceful rise" is showing its claws.

A Naval Base on the Horn of Africa for China?
May 13, 2015

A Naval Base on the Horn of Africa for China?

By Ankit Panda
According to Djibouti's president, China is looking to set up its first overseas naval base in his country.
China Makes Its Case For a Global Military
April 07, 2015

China Makes Its Case For a Global Military

By Shannon Tiezzi
China is using the successful Yemen evacuation to argue that a global PLA is good for the world.

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