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.

Political Crisis in Sri Lanka: Little Risk for China

The current shake-up in the Sri Lankan system is unlikely to ruffle the Chinese too much. Across the board, no matter what their personal views on China, Sri Lanka’s politicians have learnt to do business with Beijing.

China-Pakistan Bus Service through PoK: Complaining is Easy

New Delhi should incentivize its border communities by believing in and building on their central role in history as entrepreneurs and diplomats.

Raising China as an Issue in Indian Elections

General elections due next year in India are an opportunity for political parties to turn greater attention towards foreign policy issues and elevate the level of discussion on China in the popular domain.