The Second BRI Forum: Signaling Change?

The political, social and security implications do not look pretty for countries participating in the BRI. New Delhi might, however, consider if absolute opposition to the BRI is ultimately doing either its relationship with China or its own global image any long-term good.

Chinese Views of India’s Elections: Watch and Disparage

India’s democracy and its largely free and fair elections and the uncertainties they throw up, strongly challenge the ideas China’s communists have about order and stability, of ‘harmony’ in society and politics as represented by one-party rule.

India’s Mixed Signals to China on Terrorism

While there is a clear case of Chinese double standards on terrorism, India has not helped its cause by failing to take a consistent position on the issue with China.

China’s Reactions to India’s Attack on Balakot, Pakistan

China professions of neutrality in South Asia cannot be taken seriously and are, in fact, attempts to create a false sense of equivalence between India and Pakistan.

India’s Withdrawal of MFN Status to Pakistan: Ceding More Space to China

India’s attenuation of economic links with Pakistan risk reducing its options in that country and making it even more dependant on China. New Delhi’s action shrinks its own leverage in South Asia while increasing China’s role.

On Democratic Space and Aggressive Foreign Policy

There is a connection between the clampdown on freedoms and increasing emphasis on the centrality of the CPC on one hand and China’s foreign policy assertiveness and willingness to undermine current international order on the other.

2019: What’s in Store for India-China Relations?

Does India have it in itself to become an economic and political alternative to China?

The Rising Chinese Challenge to Order and Politics Everywhere

For democracies to compete with the Chinese model, they will have to ensure both economic and social well-being and political accountability.