Isn’t China, like India, a country of over a billion people? Who but Indians can really grasp the incredible complexities and myriad problems of a billion people living under one flag?
Monthly Archives: December 2011
Xi Jinping – China’s Leader-in-Waiting
Xi Jinping is unlikely to have a free hand to run China according to his wishes, given that the members of the Politbureau Standing Committee are so selected as to be capable of checking any one leader from achieving unbridled power.
Q&A: The India-China Border Conflict
Interview originally published by the World Politics Review’s Global Insider on 23 November 2011.
Buddhism in India’s Soft Power Quiver
Soft-power diplomacy involving Buddhism is smart politics by India and could form part of a larger ideational turn in its outreach to the world. If this is coalition-building, it is not targeted against China or the Chinese people but against authoritarianism everywhere.