China seems to believe that it will over the next couple of decades have the economic and military capacity to preempt competition or opposition to its will and that this will itself lead to global order and on its terms. But such a world order is actually likely to be an unstable one based as it is on the principle of ‘might is right’.
What does the election manifesto of the Indian National Congress say about China in national security terms?
For democracies to compete with the Chinese model, they will have to ensure both economic and social well-being and political accountability.
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.