China in the Middle East: Expanding Political Clout and Maritime Space

While economic diplomacy is the mainstay, China’s maritime presence in the Middle East is also growing and together these support a clear and strong political message on China’s domestic and foreign policy interests that countries in the region are reluctant to contest.

India’s Mixed Signals to China on Terrorism

While there is a clear case of Chinese double standards on terrorism, India has not helped its cause by failing to take a consistent position on the issue with China.

China-Pakistan Bus Service through PoK: Complaining is Easy

New Delhi should incentivize its border communities by believing in and building on their central role in history as entrepreneurs and diplomats.

China in Central Asia: Myth-making and Foreign Policy

India needs to give Ladakh greater agency in order to ensure that this region can function as its pivot to Central Asia and to challenge Chinese domination there.

Foreign Policy under China’s New Leaders: What India can Expect

While India must continue its own defence modernization and engage in partnership and cooperation with the United States and with China’s neighbours, it must also simultaneously be willing to work with China’s leadership on a broad range of economic, political, military and social issues.

China-Pakistan Relations after Osama bin Laden

Domestic instability in Pakistan, the continuing spread of religious radicalism from Pakistan into China, and threats to Chinese economic interests are conditions that would amplify the need for Beijing to take a sterner line with its “all-weather friend”. This could well be a serious dilemma confronting the Chinese leadership at some point in the near future.