Jabin T. Jacob is Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations and Governance Studies at the Shiv Nadar University, India and Adjunct Research Fellow at the National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi. He was formerly Fellow and Assistant Director at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi and Associate Editor of the journal China Report. Jacob holds a PhD in Chinese Studies from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and has spent time as a student / researcher / faculty in Taiwan, France and Singapore. His research interests include Chinese domestic politics, China-South Asia relations, Sino-Indian border areas, Indian and Chinese worldviews, and centre-province relations in China.
As part of his research, Jacob has travelled 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. He is a PhD supervisor at the Naval War College, Goa and a regular speaker at various other Indian defence training institutions. Jacob's latest publication is a co-edited volume with Hoang The Anh titled, China’s Search for ‘National Rejuvenation’: Domestic and Foreign Policies under Xi Jinping (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). Some of his work can be found at https://indiandchina.com/ and he tweets @jabinjacobt.
Chinese domestic politics, Chinese foreign policy, India-China relations, Science, technology and international relations
‘Impact of the Pandemic on India-Taiwan Economic and S&T Collaboration’, Prospect Foundation & Vivekananda International Foundation Summit Meeting, New Delhi, 18 June 2020.
‘China's Viral Propaganda’, Assessing China’s Post COVID-19 Activism and Outcomes of the National People’s Congress, Delhi Policy Group, Webinar, 5 June 2020.
‘The Key Takeaways from the Two Meetings: Implications for Regional Security’, Decoding China’s 13th National People’s Congress and Strategic Behaviour: Implications for India, United Service Institution of India, Webinar, 3 June 2020.
‘Lessons from China’, Catching-Up in the Digital Economy: Identifying India’s Policy Gaps and Challenges, organised by Institute for Studies in Industrial Development and Department of International Relations and Governance Studies, Shiv Nadar University, 31 January 2020.
‘Both Wedge and Glue: The China Factor in India-Indonesian Relations’, Change and Resistance: Future Directions of Southeast Asia, SEASIA Biennial Conference 2019, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, 5 December 2019.
‘Taiwan, China and the World: Diplomatic Clout versus Democratic Identity’, Special Panel: East Asia: Security And Geopolitical Narratives of the Region, 12th All India Conference of China Studies, organized by Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi and O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, 10 November 2019.
‘China and Russia: Different Perspectives’, India Trilateral Forum 17, organised by Observer Research Foundation, German Marshall Fund and Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, New Delhi, 22 October 2019.
‘China's Global Ambitions: Understanding the Maritime Dimension’, 6th ‘Dilli Series’ Sea Power Seminar 2019: Role of Sea Power in Shaping of Nations, Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala, 18 October 2019.
‘Political Dynamics of China and Impact on India’, Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Tamil Nadu, 6 September 2019.
‘India-Sri Lanka Economic and Development Cooperation: The China Factor’, India-Sri Lanka Relations in the Present Context: Is it the time for Reorientation of Policy?, Indian Council of World Affairs, 30 August 2019.
‘Patterns in Chinese Behaviour Under the Belt and Road Initiative’, Mandala Dialogue on China’s External Economic Engagement, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, 24 July 2019.
‘China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Responses in the Indian Ocean Region and Implications for Regional Order’, India and the Indian Ocean Region: Dynamics of Geopolitics, Security and Global Commons, The Peninsula Foundation, Chennai, 12 July 2019.
‘Evolving Dynamics of the India-China Relationship’, The Ideashala, Takshashila Institution, Sapru House, New Delhi, 28 June 2019.
‘China in the Indian Ocean Region: An Indian Perspective’, Views of China’s Presence in the Indian Ocean Region, Centre for Naval Analyses, Arlington, Virginia, USA, 17 June 2019.
‘Promoting BCIM Comprehensive Connectivity Cooperation to a New Level’, 13th Meeting of the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Regional Cooperation Forum, Yuxi, Yunnan, China, 11 June 2019.
‘Diplomatic Logic and Future Trend of India-China Relations’, The Future of India-China Relations: Perspectives from Young Scholars, Intellisia Institute, Guangzhou, 26 January 2019.
European Union Visitors Programme (EUVP), European Parliament and European Commission
Personnalité d’avenir, Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes, Government of France