China May Win, Without Fighting

China’s territorial revisionism has been unrelenting. Under Mao Zedong, China more than doubled its size by annexing Tibet and Xinjiang, making it the world’s fourth- largest country in area. Under Xi Jinping, China’s expansionism increasingly threatens its neighbours, big and small. Xi’s regime has just opened a new territorial front against one of the world’s […]

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India And China: Old Cold Borders, New Cold War

The relationship between the world’s two most-populous nations can be seen through five different prisms—history, immediate neighbourhood, larger external world, internal politics and trade—each of which is playing a role in deciding where ties are today and where they are likely to head in the future. Read Here – APCO Forum

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Ex-Spy Brought India, China Back From The Brink

It takes nerves of steel and a cool wit to negotiate a truce in the face of a grave provocation – such as the brutal killing of 20 soldiers – and getting two nuclear-armed rivals to pull back from the brink of a full-scale confrontation. But that’s what Ajit Doval, India’s national security adviser, managed […]

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Modi Versus Xi: The Battle Of The Nationalist Strongmen

Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping, like other contemporaries Donald Trump, Viktor Orban, Boris Johnson, etc., are leaders with a nationalistic bent. They view their respective countries as embodiments of either Han Chinese or Hindu civilization, where the center of the world revolves around their nations in the sense that they see them as the center of history. Read Here – […]

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To Stand Up To China, India Must First Boost Its Economy

India’s ability to project power abroad, protect its homeland, and assemble and sustain meaningful partnerships depends on the capacity of India’s political leaders to quickly and competently get its economy back on track. The foreign policy crisis consuming the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of the border clash—as real and […]

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China And India’s Deadly Border Dispute: Why We Should Worry

The border dispute is a reflection of a deeper problem: the underlying, deep-rooted mistrust and hostility between China and India, each feeling insecure about the other nation’s growing economic and military power. The two countries, with a combined population of more than 2.8 billion people, both have nuclear weapons, strong nationalist leaders, and growing nationalist […]

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