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What Happens When China Becomes The Most Powerful Country In The World?

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If China were to replace the United States in the role of global leader, then its internal reality would shape the outside world, just like that of Britain did and that of America still does. And right now, the internal reality in question is not pretty at all. In fact, China is in the process of transfer from the relatively mild authoritarianism (well, “mild” in comparison to Mao’s time) it has had since Deng Xiaoping to a new model that comes disturbingly close to the very definition of totalitarianism.

Read Here – The National Interest

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Is China Capitalising On The West’s Mayhem?

If global leadership is China’s ultimate goal, then does China’s intended leadership style lie within its history? Some experts accept China’s eventual rise to global hegemony, yet history shows that China maintained tenuous control over its neighbours. For this reason, China’s foreign policy aims to incentivise the cooperation of its neighbours through the promotion of Confucian norms and by providing economic opportunity to foreign governments.

Read Here – The National Interest

Will India Start Acting Like A Global Power?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the President of Afghanistan, Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and the President of Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, in Astana, Kazakhstan on June 09, 2017.

The country with the world’s third-largest military by personnel strength, fifth-largest defense budget, and seventh-largest economy isn’t a member of the UN Security Council. It isn’t even a member of the G-7, the exclusive club of major industrialised economies. It is India, a country long regarded as an emerging power rather than a major global player.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

What To Expect From Xi Jinping’s Visit To The US

With Chinese President Xi Jinping scheduled to visit the United States late this month, U.S. commentators and presidential hopefuls are debating whether Xi’s planned state visit should be downgraded or even cancelled. Organizers of the visit settled on the September timing knowing full well the presidential campaign would likely produce a toxic media environment.

Read Here – The Diplomat

The U.S.-China Summit: Decoding A Tower of Babel

The feng shui for this meeting is not propitious. Almost every significant interest group in the United States, and many political forces in China, have been offended by recent developments in the bilateral relationship.

Read Here – The Diplomat

Chimerica in Decline?

The term “Chimerica” has been the epitome of the wishful thinking of liberal intellectuals around the world who deterministically infer that U.S. and Chinese economic interdependence ensures a peaceful hegemonic transition. According to this argument, as both Washington and Beijing engage in a positive sum economic relationship and enhance their material position ad infinitum, the Gates of Janus will be sealed by two prosperous societies who prefer commerce to conquest; consumption to cannons; goods to gunboats.

Read Here – The Diplomat

Beyond 1962

The relationship between China and India will be one of the most important of this century. Their interactions will help to determine the future of globalization, international institutions, and U.S. power. Their ability to cooperate will be crucial on international issues ranging from climate change to multilateral trade negotiations. Yet for all of its future significance, the relationship remains stuck in the past.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

“India Threatens No One”

Much of the globe sees India as a relatively non-violent, tolerant and pluralistic democracy with a benign international influence. Its values are seen as largely positive.

Read Here – The Diplomat

The Insecure Global Power

Faced with growing expectations, China’s foreign policy is actually becoming more insecure.

Read Here – The Diplomat

Indian Foreign Service: Worthy Of Power?

India’s global ambitions have grown remarkably over the past decade. However, questions are being raised about the capacity of its diplomatic corps to act as an effective catalyst in India’s transformation to a global power.

Read Here – The Diplomat

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