The Many Ironies of India-China Economic Relations

Pickpockets are not uncommon in crowded places in India. Victims are generally realists and tend to resign themselves to their misfortune quickly often not even bothering to go to the police. Not so, however, actor-turned-politician Manoj Tiwari, head of the Delhi unit of India’s ruling party, the Bharatiya Janata Party. When he lost his iPhoneContinue reading “The Many Ironies of India-China Economic Relations”

A Strongman in China: Implications for Asian Regional Politics

Xi Jinping’s China is not inclined to sharing leadership or space with anyone else.

19th CPC Congress in China: Ideology Dominant

The 19th Party Congress’ clear line against importing Western-style democracy to China is is a sign of an ever-growing sense of rivalry with the West led by the United States

Xi Jinping’s Report to the 19th CPC Congress in China

The 19th Party Congress’ clear line against importing Western concepts to China is the ideological foundation of a consistent and ever-growing sense of rivalry with the West represented by the US.

19th National Congress of the CPC: Xi Jinping Firmly in Charge

Xi places great stress on the CPC in the vanguard role for China. Taken together with his calls for national ‘rejuvenation’, it would appear there is a turn towards greater authoritarianism and centralisation in China.

Explaining the India-China Standoff at Doklam: Causes and Implications

‘Explaining the India-China Standoff at Doklam: Causes and Implications’, Aakrosh, Vol. 20, No. 77, October 2017, pp. 60-76. Extract: In mid-June 2017, India and China began a long standoff in the Doklam area of Bhutan that came to an end only in late August. The crisis originated when a Chinese road-building party moved into anContinue reading “Explaining the India-China Standoff at Doklam: Causes and Implications”

China and its Neighbourhood: Perspectives from India and Vietnam

Jabin T. Jacob and Hoang The Anh (editors), China and Its Neighbourhood: Perspectives from India and Vietnam (New Delhi: Pentagon, 2017).

The Doklam Standoff and After: Whither India-China Relations?

What explains China’s high-decibel campaign of vilification against India in the wake of the Doklam standoff?

In the Wake of Doklam: India-China Relations Entering a New Phase

The basic principle of standing up to China’s bullying behaviour must be clear and unadulterated coming from India. In the long run only this will prevent more such incidents as Doklam.