New Delhi has tried to work around its internal contradictions and a weak economy with the help of rhetoric and high profile diplomacy but it is increasingly difficult to keep up the act.
When democracies fail at upholding their values that might be a more consequential image problem than anything the Chinese will have to worry about.
While a full-fledged India-China conflict is unlikely, peace and tranquillity along the LAC are well and truly things of the past.
Asian perspectives on China’s domestic and foreign policies
Talks with China should be limited to and led by military commanders under political supervision with staff support from Indian foreign ministry officials if necessary
अभी आर-पार का संघर्ष शायद ही हो, लेकिन अब यह नई सामान्य बात है कि दुरूह चोटियों पर पूरे साल सैनिक रहेंगे, मौसम-दुश्मन दोनों से जनहानि होती रहेगी
Jabin T. Jacob, ‘“To Tell China’s Story Well”: China’s International Messaging during the COVID-19 Pandemic’, China Report, Vol. 56, No. 3 August 2020. 374-392. Abstract The Covid-19 pandemic has dented China’s image as an efficient Party-state given how an effort to cover up the outbreak and the resulting delays in reporting led to the virus spreadingContinue reading “Journal Article : China’s External Propaganda during the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Iran is no passive actor in the Sino-Indian contest but capable of playing the two sides against each other.