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China’s Nuclear Ambiguity And Its Implications For India

China’s evolving security dynamics with the United States have compelled it to rethink its nuclear strategy to achieve effective deterrence. It is aiming to modernise its nuclear arsenal and increase its nuclear ambiguity through conventional-nuclear entanglement. Ambiguity will increase the risks of mischaracterisation and can have a destabilising impact on the Indo-Pacific region. 

Read Here | ORF Online

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

In A Shift, Pakistan Suing For Peace With India

Pakistan has unveiled a new “geo-economic vision” that offers to “bury the past” with neighbouring rival India if it reciprocates with a “relaxation” on the two sides’ long-running dispute over Kashmir. Pakistan’s olive branch announcement, made on March 18, comes after last month’s bilateral resolution to revive an 18-year-old ceasefire agreement to end Kashmir’s Line of Control (LoC) skirmishes, which have claimed thousands of lives on both sides of the divide over the years.

Read Here | Asia Times

The Road From Galwan: The Future Of India-China Relations

Long before the present border dispute occurred, Sino-Indian relations had been steadily declining due to rampant misperceptions of the other side, contributing to a lack of trust. The most fundamental misperception between the two countries is the inability to comprehend each other’s international ambitions, yielding the fear that their foreign policies are targeted against the other. 

Read Here | Carnegie India

Afghanistan: How Should The Biden Administration Manage The Graveyard Of Empires?

Some twenty years after arriving in Afghanistan, the United States faces difficult choices. Should Washington proceed with a military withdrawal, as it pledged to do by May 1 in an accord struck with Afghanistan’s opposition leaders last year?

Read Here | The National Interest

How Japan Is Upgrading Its Military

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga intends to continue Japan’s sweeping upgrades of its defense capabilities amid a major buildup of China’s military forces, increasing pressure from North Korea’s growing missile arsenal, and continued activities by Russia’s military in East Asia.

Read Here | cfr.org

China And India Declare Ladakh Victory – On Traditional And Social Media

Given that the banks of the Pangong Lake mark only two of several areas of friction in the current standoff … both China and India’s state-sanctioned media offensives could very well scuttle future progress on comprehensively ending the standoff, either by letting public opinion get in its way or by inadvertently signalling to the other side that negotiating concessions are tactical at best, or are not in good faith, at worse.

Read Here | The Diplomat

China Has Already Won Asia’s Arms Race

One of the oddities of Asian geopolitics is that, if China’s neighbors are fearful of its growing hard power capabilities, there is little evidence of urgency in their responses. As China’s People’s Liberation Army has become more advanced and capable, many neighboring militaries have stagnated. If there is a regional arms race, it has few participants and China has won it before the starting gun has even been fired.

Read Here | Nikkei Asia

Myanmar Generals’ Path To ‘Eternal Peace’

When the National League for Democracy closed its first term in government last year, peacebuilding in Myanmar was already at a crossroads. Now, following the military coup, observers are asking what approach the generals might take to secure the “eternal peace” prescribed in the declaration justifying the emergency state.

Read Here | The Diplomat

Will Pakistan’s Military Lose Its Grip On Power?

Many Pakistanis see the army as the real power behind Khan and the cause of the country’s political and economic woes. Their anger has occasioned a remarkable shift as major political figures speak out for the first time against the military’s dominance of Pakistan—a shift that could eventually threaten the military’s chokehold on political power.

Read Here | Foreign Affairs

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