एक ‘न्यू नॉर्मल’

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

Journal Article : China’s External Propaganda during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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”

The Great Chinese Anxiety

The Chinese people are anxious. The Communist Party of China (CPC) that governs them even more so.

Belligerence and Silence: Explaining Chinese Actions Along the LAC in Ladakh

What should be concerning in the wake of Galwan and the reported loss of lives also of Chinese troops, is that Beijing will now be particularly prone to viewing any Indian action as provocative and seek to respond in an overwhelming manner as a way of saving face.

Reorienting India’s China Policy Towards Greater Transparency

The deaths of Indian soldiers along the LAC at Galwan is a watershed moment in India-China ties. If the relationship is not to spin out of control, India needs to develop military, economic and intellectual muscle certainly but also adopt transparency and openness to questions as a central plank of the reworking of its China policy.

Why a post-COVID-19 global order led by China is only a distant threat

The world order might require changing but China is not going to be able to take leadership for political and economic reasons

A China-led Post-Covid World? What to Expect

China seems to believe that it will over the next couple of decades have the economic and military capacity to preempt competition or opposition to its will and that this will itself lead to global order and on its terms. But such a world order is actually likely to be an unstable one based as it is on the principle of ‘might is right’.

Incompetence, Insecurity and an Epidemic

Freedom of speech and the diversity of opinion that it engenders are not a reflection of seditious tendencies endangering state security even if they might threaten the regime in power.

Of Elections, Fake News and China

Indian citizens could perhaps learn much from the Taiwanese election campaign, where various civic groups actively fact-checked each candidate’s speech and confronted them in real time over inconsistencies and inaccuracies.