Jabin T. Jacob is Fellow (Associate Professor) at the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), Delhi and was previously Assistant Director of the Institute from 2011 to 2016. He holds a PhD in Chinese Studies from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and spent two years as a Chinese language student in Taiwan. He has been Hermès Fellow at Sciences Po, Bordeaux (2009-10), Visiting Research Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2012) and a visiting faculty at University of Bordeaux IV, France (2012).
Jacob’s current research interests include China-South Asia relations, China’s ‘one belt, one road’ initiative, Indian and Chinese foreign policies in their near neighbourhood, Sino-Indian border areas, and centre-province relations in China. At the ICS, he is associated with the BCIM Forum (formerly the Kunming Initiative) supported by the governments of Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar and has helped create new initiatives such as the ICS Border Studies Programme and the ICS Scholar-in-Residence Programme. As part of his research, he has traveled in many of India’s border states and visited parts of the country’s disputed borders with China and Pakistan as well as the international borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Jacob is co-editor of two books – India’s Foreign Policy: Old Problems, New Challenges (2011) and Military Confidence-Building and India-China Relations: Fighting Distrust (2013). He writes regularly for Indian media on Chinese foreign policy and India-China relations and is alsoAssociate Editor of the ICS journal, China Report and is currently co-editing a volume on Indian and Vietnamese perspectives on China.
Contributions to Edited Volumes (Oxford University Press, 2017).
Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
China Report, Vol. 53, No. 3
The Indian Express
The Book Review, Vol. XL, No. 12
China Report,Vol. 54, No. 4
in Jagannath P. Panda(ed.), India-Taiwan Relations in Asia and Beyond: The Future (New Delhi: Pentagon Press,2016)
In Gurpreet S Khurana and Antara Ghosal Singh (eds). India and China: Constructing A Peaceful Order in the Indo-Pacific (New Delhi: National Maritime Foundation, 2016)
In Subir Bhaumik (ed.), Agartala Doctrine: A Proactive Northeast in India Foreign Policy (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016)
Insights of Africa
ICS Delhi Blogs
In Amrita Dey (ed.). Myanmar: Moving Towards Elections 2015 (Kolkata: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, 2016)
Asia Policy Brief, Bertelsmann Foundation
ICS Analysis, No. 38
ICS Delhi Blog
Nação e Defesa (Nation and Defense,Instituto da Defesa Nacional, Lisboa, Portugal), No. 142, 2016, pp. 56-71
In Jan Melissen and Yul Sohn (eds), Understanding Public Diplomacy in East Asia: Middle Powers in a Turbulent Region (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
In Gurudas Das and C. Joshua Thomas (eds), Voices from the Border: Response to the Chinese Claim over Arunachal Pradesh (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2015)
Organiser,Vol. 66, No. 46
South Asian Monitor
Mahinda Rajapaksa’s loss in the Sri Lankan presidential elections in January 2015, raises a number of questions in the context of China’s role and influence in the country. How relevant now are the statements on China that the winner,
Asia Today, CCTV English, 15 March 2015
Asia Times Online
中国访谈 (China Talk), 28 February 2015
The Book Review, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 12, December 2014
Phoenix TV, Hong Kong, 22 October 2014
Rajya Sabha TV, India‟s World, Rajya Sabha TV, 6 October 2014.
Phoenix TV, (India and the Maritime Silk Road), Hong Kong, 23 September 2014
CCTV-English, Asia Today, 18 September 2014.
Insights on Africa, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2014, 81-84
Rajya Sabha TV, India‟s World, 2 November 2014.
In Happymon Jacob (ed.), Does India Think Strategically? India’s Strategic Culture and Foreign Policy (New Delhi: Manohar, 2014), 245-288
CCTV-English, World Insight, 25 May 2014
Rajya Sabha TV, India‟s World, Rajya Sabha TV, 23 February 2014.
Phoenix TV, Hong Kong, 7 February 2014
Military Calendars, War and Peace, DD News, 5 January 2014
The Book Review, Vol. XXXVIII No. 10, October 2013, 37-38.
In C. V. Ranganathan and Sanjeev Kumar (eds), The 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China: A Major Turning Point for China (New Delhi: Pentagon Press, 2013), 117-131
Special Issue: China and Southeast Asia, China Report (New Delhi, India), Vol. 48, No. 3, August 2012, pp. 317-326
„The US ‘Pivot’ to Asia: Impact on Indian Foreign and Security Policies‟), China International Strategy Review 2012, Centre for International Strategic Studies (Peking University, PRC), June 2012, pp. 62-72
Journal of South Asian Development, April 2012 Vol. 7, No. 1, 70-73.
The Book Review, Vol. XXXVI No. 3, March 2012, 19-20
The Book Review, Vol. XXXV, No. 8-9, August-September 2011, 50-51
Eurasia Border Review (Hokkaido University, Japan), Vol. 2, No. 1, Summer 2011, pp. 35-45
In Gurmeet Kanwal and Dhruv C. Katoch (eds) China's Defence Policy: Indian Perspective (New Delhi: Lancer Publishers, 2011), pp. 33-42
Co-editor with D. Suba Chandran
Special Issue: Revisiting the China-India Border Dispute, China Report, Vol. 47, No. 2, May 2011, pp. 135-148
Portuguese Journal of International Affairs (Lisbon), No. 4, Autumn/Winter 2010, pp. 23-30
IPCS, August 2010
Special Issue: China and South Asia, China Report, Vol. 46, No. 3, August 2010, pp. 216-228
China Report, Vol. 46, No. 1, February 2010, 89-92
IPCS, November 2009
The Book Review, Vol. XXXIII, No. 3, March 2009, 18-19
Indian Foreign Affairs Journal (New Delhi), Vol. 4, No. 2, April-June 2009, pp. 63-80
China Report, Vol. 44, No. 1, January-March 2008, pp. 63-70
China Report, February 2008, Vol. 44, No. 1, 86-87
China Report (New Delhi), Vol. 43, No. 1, January 2007, pp. 83-87
Asia Europe Journal (Heidelberg, Germany), Vol. 4, No. 4, December 2006, pp. 511-21
China Report, Vol. 41, No. 2, April-June 2005, pp. 331-39
China Report, Vol. 39, No. 3, July-September 2003, pp. 407-15
Areas of interest: Sino-Indian and China-South Asia relations; Sino-Indian border areas; sub-national issues and influences in Chinese and Indian foreign policies; Chinese and Indian worldviews
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