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New Normal In Sino-Indian Ties

China’s behavior in other territorial disputes also offers lessons for the future of the Sino-Indian border dispute. Despite a commitment to not militarize disputed islands and islets in the South China Sea, Beijing has continued to do so through incremental advances employing so-called grey zone tactics.

Read Here | WarOnTheRocks

The Price Of Nostalgia

A new consensus has emerged in American politics: that the United States has recklessly pursued international economic openness at the expense of workers and the result has been economic inequality, social pain, and political strife.

Read Here | Foreign Affairs

China’s Belt And Road Initiative Faces Increased Political Risk In Participating Countries

China’s top economic planner has warned that the impact of Covid-19 and increased political risks in countries taking part in the Belt and Road Initiative are among the main challenges the multibillion-dollar project faces in the next five years. A report by the National Development and Reform Commission outlining the country’s development over the course of its new five-year plan also identified what Beijing regards as the key problems and tasks the infrastructure project faces.

Read Here | South China Morning Post

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Data Is Power

Data is now at the center of global trade. For decades, international trade in goods and services set the pace of globalization. After the global financial crisis, however, growth in trade plateaued, and in its place came an explosion of cross-border data flows. Measured by bandwidth, cross-border data flows grew roughly 112 times over from 2008 to 2020.

Read Here | Foreign Affairs

Pakistan’s Geo-economic Delusions

In recent weeks, senior Pakistani officials, including the country’s powerful army chief, have signalled or outright said that, from now on, their country’s foreign policy will emphasise geoeconomics. This is a welcome rhetorical shift.

Read Here | Foreign Policy

The Huawei Factor In US-India Relations

Notwithstanding the thaw at the Sino-Indian border, India remains skeptical of tech encroachments by Beijing, much like the United States. Rather than a shared historic commitment to democratic values, it is this skepticism that will fuel the tech relationship forward — and continue to make life difficult for Huawei — in both countries.

Read Here | The Diplomat

How To Craft A Durable China Strategy

The United States must forge a relationship with China defined by an uncomfortable and undeniable paradox: deep and complex interdependence on the one hand and rapidly diverging interests—regarding security, economics, technology, ideology, and more—on the other.

Read Here | Foreign Affairs

After Last Year’s Crisis, Pakistan And Saudi Arabia Pursue A Reset

After last year’s much-publicised spat between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia — culminating with Riyadh’s demand for early repayment of $3 billion in loans meant to shore up Islamabad’s foreign exchange reserves — tensions between the two countries have since cooled. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia appear to be in the midst of a reset of relations.

Read Here | MEI

Wang Yi On China’s Foreign Policy, External Ties

China’s State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi answers questions about the country’s foreign policy and external relations at a press conference on Sunday during the fourth session of the 13th National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature.

Read Here | China Daily

China Is Not the Soviet Union: Applying Kennan’s ‘Long Telegram’

While Kennan observed that “Moscow sees in the UN not the mechanism for a permanent and stable world society founded on mutual interest and aims of all nations,” Beijing today in fact does see the UN as such a mechanism—albeit with a somewhat different vision than most Western powers for what such a “world society founded on mutual interests” would look like.

Read Here | The National Interest

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