The Second BRI Forum: Signaling Change?

The political, social and security implications do not look pretty for countries participating in the BRI. New Delhi might, however, consider if absolute opposition to the BRI is ultimately doing either its relationship with China or its own global image any long-term good.

Chinese Views of India’s Elections: Watch and Disparage

India’s democracy and its largely free and fair elections and the uncertainties they throw up, strongly challenge the ideas China’s communists have about order and stability, of ‘harmony’ in society and politics as represented by one-party rule.

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.

India’s Absence at China’s Belt and Road Forum

While India had good reasons to boycott China’s showcase event in Beijing, it might nevertheless have missed an opportunity to convey its concerns in a more forceful and public manner.

India, China and the Yarlung Tsangpo: Much Ado About Nothing?

China’s operationalization of the Zangmu hydropower station on the Yarlung Tsangpo/Brahmaputra must be seen in the context of environmental developments elsewhere in the country.

Arunachal Pradesh in the Sino-Indian Boundary Dispute: Constant Claims, Changing Politics

The persistent Sino-Indian boundary dispute needs to be seen within the framework of centre-periphery relations in China and India and well as of their different political systems.