Raj Verma

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Dr Raj Verma is Assistant Professor of International Relations and Foreign Policy at the School of International and Public Affairs, Jilin University. He is the author of ‘India and China in Africa: A comparative perspective of the oil industry’, Routledge. He is working on the manuscript of his forthcoming book 'Neoclassical Realism, Political Economy and Resource Mobilisation.'

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2017/01/29 | Raj Verma

BOOK REVIEW: 'China and the New Maoists'

In 'China and the New Maoists,' Kerry Brown and Simone Van Nieuwenhuizen examine the endurance of Mao as a figure with continued, albeit controversial, resonance in contemporary China, with a particular focus on the emergence of 'new Maoism.' This compelling book is a must-read for those looking to get a better understanding of China’s recent history and its internal politics, writes Raj Verma.

2017/01/05 | Raj Verma

Book Review: 'Chinese Economic Statecraft: Commercial Actors, Grand Strategy and State Control'

In 'Chinese Economic Statecraft: Commercial Actors, Grand Strategy and State Control,' William J. Norris examines how states use economic tools to pursue foreign policy objectives, focusing on the case of China. Although Raj Verma is not fully convinced by all the examples used to evidence the book’s central argument, Norris offers important insight into the various tools, mechanisms, processes and actors involved in the execution of China’s economic statecraft.