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.
Instead of half-baked attempts at military diplomacy, India should impart greater clarity of expression and purpose to its military relationship with China. Is China a ‘strategic partner’ or a ‘strategic competitor’? Or both?
The Chinese suggestion for an China-India-Pakistan trilateral should provide fresh impetus – if that were needed – for New Delhi to reconsider its own Pakistan policy.
Jabin T. Jacob, ‘What does India think of China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative?’, ICS Occasional Paper, No. 19, December 2017. Abstract China’s Belt and Road Initiative is an ambitious regional and global project that it has attempted to sell as a global public good. One country where the Chinese project has met clear, consistent andContinue reading “What does India think of China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative?”
China under Xi Jinping is engaged in a long-term but steady strategy of trying to isolate Taiwan diplomatically and constrain its international space
Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen is both pragmatic and a realist as she manoeuvres to preserve her country’s diplomatic space and values.
Despite being the host, India did not get a BRICS Declaration that accurately reflected its interests and values.
China has shown following the PCA ruling that the way to come back from a diplomatic loss is more diplomacy – political, economic and military – not less. India has much to learn.
Unlike India, China understands the value of reaching out as often as possible through conferences and seminars to foreign intellectual and policy elites