China’s decades-long pursuit of asymmetric military capabilities garners a great deal of attention but the victory of the US at the end of the Cold War taught it much else
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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.
Using China as Leverage with Pakistan
India has ignored the possibilities that China offers as a pressure point on Pakistan
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.
Sino-Sri Lankan Ties post-Rajapaksa
China-Sri Lanka ties will continue to grow. New Delhi, meanwhile, needs to show greater purpose in its own dealings with its island neighbour