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Autumn scene on the Stanford campus with a call to apply for APARC's 2022-23 fellowships for Asia schoalrs

APARC Announces 2022-23 Fellowships for Asia Specialists

News / September 14, 2021
The Center offers fellowships for postdoctoral scholars specializing in contemporary Asia, Japan, and Asia health policy and for experts on Southeast Asia.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi rides in a tank at Longewala in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, 14 November 2020.

India, China, and the Quad’s Defining Test

Commentary / June 29, 2021
The Ladakh crisis between China and India seems to have settled into a stalemate, but its trajectory could again turn suddenly. If it flares into a limited conventional war, one of its incidental...
Two destroyer navy ships sail alongside each other

India Should Prioritize a Denial Strategy in the Indian Ocean

Commentary / February 9, 2021
The stand-off with China in the Himalayas has raised a broader debate about India’s strategic outlook.
U.S. Navy and Indian Navy ships steam in formation in the Indian Ocean.

How to Mitigate the Risks of Chinese Military Expansion in the Indian Ocean Region

News / January 5, 2021
China’s expanding military capacity in the Indian Ocean region poses risks for the United States and its partners, writes South Asia Research Scholar Arzan Tarapore in 'The Washington Quarterly...
Logo of the Observer Research Foundation's 'Armchair Strategist' podcast with portraits of Oriana Skylar Mastro and Arzan Tarapore

Assessing the Conventional Military Balance Between India and China

Commentary / October 9, 2020
Oriana Skylar Mastro and Arzan Tarapore join the Observer Research Foundation’s ‘Armchair Strategist’ podcast to discuss how the Indian and Chinese militaries stack up as tensions between the two...
An Indian army soldier watches a fighter plane from a convoy of trucks in Gagangir, India.

India and China are Taking New Risks Along Their Border

Commentary / September 17, 2020
Will diplomacy help defuse the current tensions brewing along the India-China border? Arzan Tarapore analyzes why restoring peace between the two countries may prove difficult.
A regiment of the Indian Army practices in dress uniform for Republic Day

Rethinking the Defense Doctrine of India

Commentary / September 10, 2020
The security threats India faces along its borders require new strategies, and in order to manage and prevent future risks, the military needs to overhaul its traditional playbook of deterring and...
An Indian Army soldier looking through a military monocular over hills in the background

U.S. Policymakers Cannot Assume the Fixity of Indian Strategic Preferences, Argues South Asia Research Scholar Arzan Tarapore

News / September 10, 2020
In a special report published by the National Bureau of Asian Research, Tarapore analyzes possible scenarios for India’s strategic future that expose risks and tensions in current U.S. policy.
Portrait of Arzan Tarapore and text: "Q&A with Arzan Tarapore"

Internal Balancing Will Determine India’s Relationships with the US and China, Argues APARC’s Newest Research Scholar

Q&As / September 1, 2020
Indo-Pacific security expert Arzan Tarapore, whose appointment as a research scholar at APARC begins on September 1, discusses India’s military strategy, its balancing act between China and the...

Indo-Pacific Security Expert Arzan Tarapore Named Research Scholar at APARC

News / February 13, 2020

Shorenstein APARC is pleased to announce that Arzan Tarapore has been appointed a research scholar supporting the Center’s efforts to promote policy-relevant research, education, and public engagement on contemporary South Asia. In addition to conducting research and providing mentorship on South Asia security and geopolitical issues, Tarapore will organize public programming exploring the trends and challenges shaping the region. He will also cultivate cooperative relationships with stakeholders in the academic and policy communities in South Asia.

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