Responding to China’s New Silk Roads Initiative

Where India’s China analysts and policymakers across two different political dispensations have been remiss, is in anticipating the ambition and scale of the Chinese initiative

Interpreting Prime Minister Modi’s China Approach

Originally published as ‘Interpreting Modispeak on China’, The Hindu (Chennai), 14 May 2015. As Indian Prime Ministers and political leaders go, Narendra Modi is unique in possessing some significant experience of that country before attaining office. In fact, despite – or perhaps, because of – the differences in world views and how he has gone about understandingContinue reading “Interpreting Prime Minister Modi’s China Approach”

Regional Hegemony or Peaceful Rise? China’s New Silk Roads and the Asia-Pacific

China’s regional ambitions do tend toward hegemony that is both similar to and different from that of the United States in the region

China’s ‘New Tianxia’ and the Indian Response

The fundamental weakness in India’s response to Chinese diplomatic initiatives is its lack of human resources capacity within and outside the Indian government.

China’s New Silk Roads: Reinterpreting History

The so-called ‘sound historical basis’ that Chinese commentators seem to find for the Maritime Silk Road might not be all that sound. It might just as well be called the Maritime Spice Route.