China in 2011: Through the Indian Looking Glass

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?

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.

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.