Lessons for India from Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit

Originally published at Moneycontrol, 4 August 2022. How is United States’ House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan relevant to Indian citizens? One, it should teach Indians a thing or two about the value of separation of powers and the options it creates for conducting smart foreign policy. At a joint press conference …

Two Years After Border Clashes, India Still Lacks a Coherent China Policy

Originally published at World Politics Review, 13 July 2022. It has been over two years since Chinese incursions in the summer of 2020 along the disputed India-China boundary in eastern Ladakh led to a series of skirmishes that left dozens of soldiers dead on both sides. Yet unlike a February 2019 confrontation with Pakistan, which …

In the new cold war China is not Russia

China’s decades-long pursuit of asymmetric military capabilities garners a great deal of attention but the victory of the US at the end of the Cold War taught it much else

China exploits Wang Yi’s India visit to its advantage

The Indian government allowed the Chinese envoy to grandstand and sell China’s narratives to the rest of the world

Wang Yi in India: Whither India’s muscular foreign policy?

New Delhi continues to under-utilise the opportunity to revise and reset its China policy that the Chinese transgressions in eastern Ladakh provided nearly two years ago.

How Russia-Ukraine crisis works in China’s favour

China’s tendency to privilege naked self-interest over principles in its international affairs suggests it seek advantages from the crisis created by the Russian invasion

100 Years of the Communist Party of China, Special Issue 1

China Report Vol. 58, No. 1, February 2022 100 Years of the Communist Party of China, Special Issue 1 Guest Editors: Jabin T. Jacob & Bhim B. Subba https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/chra/58/1 CONTENTSIntroduction: Towards Exceptionalism: The Communist Party of China and its Uses of History Jabin T. Jacob & Bhim B. Subba https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/00094455221074169 ‘Yelling at the Masses’: Making Propaganda Audible …

India must beware of Chinese reassurances

Always expressing optimism about the India-China relationship no matter what the circumstances is something of a standard operating procedure for Chinese interlocutors