- Indian and Chinese foreign and security policies
- Strategic culture and regional security architecture in Asia
- Insurgencies and terrorist movements in Asia
- Maritime and energy security in Asia
- Political economy of Asia
The Sino-Indian relationship in a regional context: The ‘China factor’ in the evolution of India’s ‘Look East’ policy
Primary Supervisor: Dr. Alessio Patalano
Secondary Supervisor: Dr. Harsh Pant
Chietigj obtained his Master’s degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics and completed his Undergraduate studies in Economics and Political Science at Wesleyan University and the University of Oxford.
He was principal analyst for Asia in the Political Analysis team at Statoil, a Norwegian energy company. He has also worked with several political risk consultancies and public policy think-tanks. He was a senior analyst in the Global Risk Analysis department at Control Risks, a London-based political and security consultancy. Prior to this, he worked as a research analyst in the Country Intelligence Group at IHS Global Insight, a macroeconomic research and forecasting company. He has also worked with the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., and the Defence Analysis and South Asia programs at the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).
Chietigj was awarded the Joint King’s-National University of Singapore PhD studentship to fund his doctoral studies.
Visiting International Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, India, 2013
- ‘De-phasing India’s ‘Look East’/ ‘Act East’ policy’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Vol. 39, No. 2, August 2017, pp.348-72.
- ‘Growing extremism as source of strategic instability in Asia’, The Interpreter, Lowy Institute, August 10, 2017.
- ‘Book Review: India-China Relations: Politics of resources, identity and authority in a multipolar world order,’ Strategic Analysis, Vol. 41, Issue 3 (2017), pp.300-302.
- ‘The birth of a multipolar Asia’, The Interpreter, Lowy Institute, May 22, 2017.
- ‘Reviving the India-Indonesia Relationship’, The Diplomat, November 8, 2016.
- ‘Have Asia’s Middle Powers Come of Age?’, The Diplomat, October 7, 2016.
- ‘Modi, India and the Emerging Global Economic Order’, Journal of Asian Public Policy, Vol. 9, No. 2. July 2016.
- ‘Globalization with Asian Characteristics’, The Diplomat, July 20, 2016.
- ‘Japan and China: The Geo-Economic Dimension’, The Diplomat, March 28, 2016.
- China-India: Regional Dimensions of the Bilateral Relationship’, Strategic Studies Quarterly, Winter 2015.
- ‘The ‘China factor’ in India’s ‘Look East’ Policy,’ FPRC Journal: India and East Asia, Issue 22, 2015 (2) Foreign Policy Research Centre, pp.66-127.
- ‘Signalling and spillover in the Sino-Indian relationship’, China-India Brief, No. 52, Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, May 26 – June 9, 2015.
- 'Preventing the emergence of a ‘nested security dilemma’ in the Asian maritime domain: the case of the Sino-Indian relationship,’ in Nele Lenze and Charlotte Schriwer (ed.) Converging Regions: Global Perspectives on Asia and the Middle East (Singapore: Ashgate, November 2014).
- ‘Embedding India in Asia: Reaffirming the Indo-Pacific Concept,’ Journal of Defence Studies, Volume 8, Issue 4, October-December 2014.
- “The Sino-Indian relationship: Multi-dimensional and going global,” India at LSE, September 29, 2014.
- ‘India-South Korea Relations and the Emerging Regional Architecture,’ Strategic Analysis, Volume 38, Issue 4, July 2014.
- ‘Book Review: Samudra Manthan: Sino-Indian Rivalry in the Indo-Pacific,’ Contemporary Southeast Asia, Vol. 36, No. 1 (2014), pp.165-67.
- 'Reaffirming India’s South China Sea Credentials,’ The Diplomat, August 14, 2013
- ‘Why the South China Sea matters to India,’ Geopolitics, Cover story, pp.67-71, Vol IV, Issue III, August 2013.
- ‘India: the risk environment,’ Chapter 4.4, Managing Business Risk: A Practical Guide to Protecting Your Business, 9th edition, (London: Kogan Page, 2013).
- “Spillover” in the Sino-Indian Relationship: An Indian Perspective’, China Brief, Volume 12, Issue 24, The Jamestown Foundation, December 14, 2012
- ‘Factors fuelling China’s expanding maritime operations’, e-International Relations, July 10, 2012
- ‘Sino-Indian rivalry moving offshore’, Geopolitics, Cover story, pp.84-88, Vol II, Issue XII, May 2012.
- ‘The operational risk environment in India,’ Chapter 5.3, Managing Business Risk 2012: A practical guide to protecting your business, 8th edition, (London: Kogan Page, 2012).
- ‘India: Towards a bigger role in Asia-Pacific’, Geopolitics, Cover story, p65, Vol II, Issue VI, November 2011.
- Chapter 19: ‘India and Asian Integration: Global recession redefines Asian Values debate,’ India’s Foreign Policy: Old Problems, New Challenges, Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (New Delhi: Macmillan Publishers, 2011).
- ‘China-India Relations: Regional Rivalry Takes the World Stage’, China Security, World Security Institute, Issue 17, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2010, pp. 3-20.
- ‘Terror at Sea’, Geopolitics, Cover story, p40, Vol I, Issue II, June 2010.
- ‘Uncertainty Rather than Stability Follows Defeat of Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tigers’, Terrorism Monitor, Volume: 7 Issue: 26, Jamestown Foundation, August 20, 2009.
- ‘Primary Threat to India Remains Home-grown Left and Right-Wing Terrorism’, Terrorism Monitor, Volume: 7 Issue: 3, Jamestown Foundation, February 9, 2009.
- ‘India’s Energy Security’, Bridging Strategic Asia: The United States, Japan, and India, Center for Strategic and International Studies, February 2, 2009.
- Chapter 3: ‘Quest for Energy: The Role of Consumer Governments and National Oil Companies’, China, India and the United States: Competition for Energy Resources, (UAE: Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, 2008).
- China-India: ‘The Panda and the Peacock’, China Security, World Security Institute, Vol. 3 No. 4 Autumn 2007.
- Japan-India: ‘The Samurai and the Swami Rediscover Each other’, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies: Issue Brief, September 2007, No. 51.
- Co-author and Researcher: ‘Chapter 8: China and India,’ The China Balance Sheet in 2007 and Beyond, (Washington, D.C.: Center for Strategic and International Studies & Peterson Institute for International Economics, April 2007).
- ‘China and the “Other” West’, China Brief, Volume 6, Issue 10, The Jamestown Foundation, May 10, 2006.
- Researcher and editor: China: The Balance Sheet: What the World Needs to Know Now about the Emerging Superpower, (New York: Public Affairs Press, April 2006).
- ‘Chinese energy strategy in Latin America’, China Brief, Volume 5, Issue 14, The Jamestown Foundation, June 21, 2005. Reprinted in the Washington Journal of Modern China, Spring/ Summer 2006, vol. 8, no. 1.
- ‘South Asia’s forgotten conflicts – The northeast Indian insurgencies’, Asian Affairs, No. 23, 2004.
- Preventing the emergence of a ‘nested security dilemma’ in the Asian maritime domain: The case of the Sino-Indian relationship’ Middle East Institute Annual Conference:Converging Regions: Global Perspectives on Asia and the Middle East, National University of Singapore, 29-31 May, 2013.
‘The role of perceptions in shaping the regional security dynamic? Indian perceptions of China’s role in Southeast Asia as a determinant of the emergent framework of regional security cooperation,’ Junior Scholar Symposium (JSS), International Studies Association (ISA) 2013 Convention, San Francisco, USA, 3-6 April, 2013.
‘Energy-maritime security nexus: Threats facing Asia’s maritime domain,’ Asia Energy Security Summit, Independent Power Producers’ Association of India, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 29 February-1 March, 2012.
- ‘South Asia: Security and Growth,’ Economist Corporate Network: Asian Intelligence Update: ‘Southern Crossroads: What’s next for India and South Asia’s economic growth story’, Hong Kong, June 16, 2011.
- ‘Mumbai: November 2008: Regional context’, International Security Managers Association (ISMA) Conference, Mumbai, India, May 15, 2009.
- ‘Mumbai: November 2008: Political and National Security Context’, International SOS Conference, Chatham House, London, UK, January 21, 2009.
- ‘Energy Security: India’, Bridging Strategic Asia: The United States, Japan, and India, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC, USA, June 28-29, 2007.
- ‘Energy Security’, Harvard College China-India Development and Relations Symposium (CIDRS), Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations, New York, USA, March 30-April 2, 2007.
- ‘The New Asian Great Game: Oil and Gas Dominance in the 21st Century', Asia’s Rising Giants: China and India, Tufts University Cross-Cultural Leadership Symposium, Boston, MA, USA, February 22-25, 2007.
- ‘The Changing Nature of International Competition for Energy Resources: The Role of Consumer Governments and National Oil Companies’, China, India and the United States: Competition for Energy Resources, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 19-21, 2006