Shifting Equilibrium: Explaining Sino-Indian Relations since 2005

Sino-Indian relations remain stable broadly speaking despite all the tensions and what is more after every such occasion, the relationship climbs up a notch, moving to a new level of stability. This has been particularly evident since 2005.

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.

Emerging Regional Architectures in Asia

In the case of Russia-India-China trilateral, the domestic political orientation of each country contributes fundamentally to its perceptions and views of the objectives and functions of regional organizations.

China’s Defence White Papers: A Political Reading

While studying the military aspects of China’s National Defense White Papers, Indian policymakers and military planners must pay attention to the political elements of this document in order to achieve a fuller more accurate understanding of China’s intentions.

Reimagining Tibet in Sino-Indian Relations

With the boundary dispute ongoing, India needs to adopt a dual policy of continuing to close the military gap with China while creating incentives for cooperation.

China-Pakistan Relations after Osama bin Laden

Domestic instability in Pakistan, the continuing spread of religious radicalism from Pakistan into China, and threats to Chinese economic interests are conditions that would amplify the need for Beijing to take a sterner line with its “all-weather friend”. This could well be a serious dilemma confronting the Chinese leadership at some point in the near future.

Hillary Clinton’s India Visit: Chinese Elephant in the Room

If “much of the history of the 21st century will be written in Asia”, then New Delhi will need to find the energy and resources to focus not just on its troubled western frontiers but also on its sprawling and diverse eastern neighbourhood.