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Research Internship Program
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graduated from Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) with a Master’s Degree in International Economics and South Asia Studies. I interned at CNA between semesters ... . What tasks or projects did you work on during your internship? I created a dataset on monetary values of commercial trade shipped across the Indian Ocean by five major regional players. With this data, I did a trends-analysis, looking at the shares of each country's trade traveling through the Indian Ocean. While the CSS team has produced work on the military and defense implications
A U.S. View on Australia’s Role in the Indian Ocean
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Australia plays a critical role in maintaining strategic stability in the Indian Ocean and remains one of the United States’ closest allies on economic, diplomatic, defence, and intelligence matters.
A US View on Australia’s Role in the Indian Ocean Australia plays a critical role in maintaining strategic stability in the Indian Ocean and remains one of the United States’ closest allies on economic, diplomatic, defence, and intelligence matters. /images/InDepth/Post18.jpg A U.S. View on Australia’s Role in the Indian Ocean 18 Nilanthi Samaranayake Australia plays a critical role in maintaining strategic stability in the Indian Ocean and remains one of the United States’ closest allies on economic, diplomatic, defence, and intelligence matters. Canberra has been a thought leader
US India Security Burden Sharing
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Building a partnership with India is central to U.S. security interests in the Indian Ocean (IO). The United States seeks to work with India to promote stability in a region of rising commercial and strategic importance. U.S. policymakers view India as an “anchor” or “pillar” of stability in the Asia-Pacific. Given declining defense budgets, however, the United States will have fewer resources for its forces and partner capacity-building in this vast region. Envisioning India as a “provider of security in the broader Indian Ocean region,” the United States is naturally eager to pursue burden-sharing opportunities with India as a means to this end. India for its part understands that the United States expects it to assume a greater leadership role in the IO and appreciates the importance of its growing economic and naval capabilities. In 2010, then-Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao spoke about the growing view that “a robust Indian naval presence is seen as a necessary contribution to a cooperative regional security order” and discussed “the cooperative burden-sharing of naval forces to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia” as an example of India’s contributions to IO security.
with India to support its ability to serve as a regional economic anchor and provider of security in the broader Indian Ocean region.” Given the United States’ new “pivot” or “rebalance” to Asia, India ... US India Security Burden Sharing U.S.-India Security Burden-Sharing? The Potential for Coordinated Capacity-Building in the Indian Ocean Building a partnership with India is central to U.S. security interests in the Indian Ocean (IO). The United States seeks to work with India to promote stability in a region of rising commercial and strategic importance. U.S. policymakers view India
pla update: Issue 6, September 30, 2022
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A monthly newsletter focused on the internal and external affairs of the PLA
the carrier may “be used to project Chinese power in the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean” but would have less practical value in a conflict with Taiwan, since the PLA “already has plenty of airfields ... staff exercises, namely Vostok 2018, Tsentr (“Central”) 2019, Kavkaz (“South”) 2020, and Zapad (“West”) 2021. PLA participants at the closing ceremony of Vostok 2022. Source: China ... . Furthermore, PRC subject matter experts quoted in the South China Morning Post did little to dissuade observers from asserting that the NWMA guidelines were released with Taiwan in mind. Even while
Exploring the India China Relationship
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China and India have interacted with one another for thousands of years, especially in the areas of trade and religion. For centuries, however, the scope of their interaction was limited by the barrier of the Himalayan Mountains. When each country established a new government—India in 1947 and China in 1949—the relationship began to shift, and the two countries established formal diplomatic relations in 1950. The same year, China invaded Tibet, thus eliminating the geographic buffer between China and India. The China-India relationship was further altered in 1962, when Indian troops moved to assert Indian territorial rights along the disputed Himalayan border with China. In response, China launched a counter-offensive and pushed the Indian troops back from the border. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) moved into India’s northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh and part of Kashmir, killing 3,000 Indian troops. Since this clash, China and India have maintained the world’s longest unresolved border dispute.
their interests, activities, and presence in South and East Asia, they increasingly find themselves operating in one another’s perceived zones of interest, increasing the possibility of competition and conflict.  China is concerned about India’s increasing efforts to establish closer military ties with neighboring ASEAN countries and about the level of India’s naval activity in the Indian Ocean, which it perceives as a possible challenge to China’s sea lane access. India, on the other hand, sees China’s increasing interest and activities in the Indian Ocean and its growing relationships with India
US and Allied Basing Rights
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On June 24, 2020, CNA’s Strategy and Policy Analysis program hosted an on-the-record virtual event about Diego Garcia to discuss how developments in sovereignty politics could affect US and allied military basing rights around the world in an era of great power competition. The event featured Mauritius’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Jagdish Koonjul, CNA’s vice president and general counsel, Mark Rosen, and CNA’s Strategy and Policy Analysis research program director, Nilanthi Samaranayake. Ambassador Koonjul read a prepared statement expressing Mauritius’ readiness to permit the US military to maintain its base on Diego Garcia if the Chagos archipelago returns to Mauritian administration. The speakers gave an overview of the current legal and diplomatic situation surrounding the Chagos archipelago and explored whether the US would or should maintain its current position in support of the United Kingdom. They also discussed the challenges and opportunities for future US cooperation with Mauritius in the Chagos archipelago.
at the crossroads of the Indian Ocean, the base enables US military operations in both the Middle East and South and Southeast Asia. By enabling US military capacity, Diego Garcia serves a key role ... Strategy and Policy Analysis program hosted a virtual, on-the-record event to discuss the current and future status of Diego Garcia, an island in the Indian Ocean’s Chagos Archipelago that hosts
Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Program
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Expert political-military analyses of Indo-Pacific allies and partners for U.S. government sponsors.
defense plans, policies and security trends across Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Indian Ocean region, and Oceania. The program’s analysts stay steeped in regional developments based
coming in from the cold: The Fateful Triangle
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Special Guest Tanvi Madan of the Brookings Institute and Nilanthi Samaranayake join Bill to discuss, the shifting relationship between India, China and the United States during the Cold War.
on Indian Ocean and South Asia security. Recently Samaranayake has worked on U.S.-India naval cooperation, water resource competition in the Brahmaputra River basin, and Sri Lankan foreign policy
pla update: Issue 3, April 4, 2022
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A monthly newsletter focused on the internal and external affairs of the PLA
exercise involving a four-ship PLA Navy task force underway in the South China Sea, East Indian Ocean, and Western Pacific. According to China Military Online and CCTV-7 , PLA Southern Theater ... Indo-Pacific strategy threatens to “disrupt regional peace and stability,” [3] insinuating that the US could cause a situation in Asia resembling the war in Ukraine. (Taiwan is not mentioned
Building Real Cooperation with South-East Asian Partners
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Since coming into office, the Biden administration has stressed the importance of partners and allies to its Indo-Pacific strategy as it shapes its approach toward competition with China.
of the Indo-Pacific’s architecture.” It is impossible to ignore Southeast Asia’s economic and strategic importance in the Indo-Pacific. The South China Sea remains a key conduit for world trade , with maritime chokepoints in the region serving as a gateway connecting East Asia with the Indian Ocean and farther on to Europe. Maintaining freedom of navigation and a rules-based order in the South China Sea ... than their competition in the South China Sea. Southeast Asia remains vital to U.S. interests, and Defense Secretary Austin’s visit to the region, when viewed in the context of other Indo-Pacific