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.

China and North Korea: A Convenient Arrangement

Denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula does not progress because Beijing sees North Korea as a greater threat not to itself but to China’s adversaries

Indian States and Foreign Policy: Lessons from Chinese Provinces

Originally published as Jabin T. Jacob, ‘China’s Provinces and Foreign Policy: Lessons and Implications for India and its States’ in Subir Bhaumik (ed.), Agartala Doctrine: A Proactive Northeast in India Foreign Policy (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 253-70. Extracts Even without their rising world profiles as a starting point, it has long been aContinue reading “Indian States and Foreign Policy: Lessons from Chinese Provinces”

Chinese Provinces and Nepal: The Case of Tibet Autonomous Region

China appears to be using its provinces such as Tibet, Yunnan and Sichuan to exercise influence in a different, apparently less threatening way in Nepal.

People-to-People Connectivity in the BCIM Region: Principles and Practicalities

Successful people-to-people movement requires good physical and communication infrastructure and modernized identification procedures at borders or within countries

Mukherjee in Arunachal: Of China and Other Matters

The challenge for both New Delhi and Itanagar is to back up the advantages of an open, democratic polity with the equally important imperatives of social and economic development

India and Myanmar: Some Chinese Perceptions and Linkages

China’s and India’s relations with Myanmar are complicated by sub-national interests and some of the results of Manmohan Singh’s recent visit to Naypyitaw reflect this reality.

Institutionalizing the BCIM: The Next Steps

What institutions does BCIM need at the Track-1 level for achieving greater integration and coordination of mutually beneficial activities across borders? Is transnational governance is the ultimate goal? Will sub-national governments in the 4 countries be actively involved?

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.