When Religion and Politics Mix: The Dalai Lama and India-China Relations

There is no real Tibet card for New Delhi to play and India ignores its own Buddhists while supporting the Dalai Lama.

1962: A Very Particular View

Review of Shiv Kunal Verma’s ‘1962: The War That Wasn’t’

India, the NSG and China: Time to Move Away from the Blame Game

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.

Missing Opportunities: India and OBOR

By refusing to engage with the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, India’s policymakers are letting go of opportunities to shape and influence events in its two largest neighbours

India-Taiwan Relations: Promise Unfulfilled

India-Taiwan relations lack both ambition and creativity and suffer from not a little pusillanimity.

Indian States and Foreign Policy: Lessons from Chinese Provinces

Originally published as Jabin T. Jacob, ‘China’s Provinces and Foreign Policy: Lessons and Implications for India and its States’ in Subir Bhaumik (ed.), Agartala Doctrine: A Proactive Northeast in India Foreign Policy (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 253-70. Extracts Even without their rising world profiles as a starting point, it has long been aContinue reading “Indian States and Foreign Policy: Lessons from Chinese Provinces”

Interview: China Balances Assertiveness and Diplomacy

China walks a fine line balancing its assertiveness in the South China Sea with promoting economic cooperation through its ‘new Silk Roads’ initiative