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Indian Studies through Comprehensive Structural Studies

Special Lecture: Dr. David Scott



□ The HK+ Team at the Institute of Indian Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies  hosted the special lecture on India-China Relations on Tuesday, December 14th.


The presenter, Dr. David Scott, described K. Waltz's theory of Balance of Power and Balance of Threat. Then India-China relations were presented through border, region, globalization, cyberspace, weapons and space competition. The border dispute between Aksai Chin and Arunachal Pradesh is one of the major causes that has worsened the relationship between the two countries for a long time. The presenter briefly presented the history of various border dispute and analyzed the dominance of international relations between the two countries. In terms of globalization, the two countries' positions on anti-terrorism, anti-jihad, and international maritime piracy and the situation and position of both countries in trade growth and multi-polarization were explained. In the cyberspace dimension, conflicts between the two countries were described with G5 technology, cyber intelligence, and Indian Space Center (ISRO).

The lecture was very interesting and useful to understand the current relationship between Indian and China at a glance by spatially analyzing the multiple dimensions of the relationships and presenting them with figures. With participants' stimulating debate, the lecture was completed with more than 60 attendees.