India Resists The Taliban Bandwagon

India, traditionally reluctant to engage with the Taliban, recently hedged its bets by initiating contact—with Qatar’s support. But unlike many in the West, India’s leadership is not buying into the narrative of Kabul’s impending fall and the Taliban’s immediate and inevitable return to power. Read More Here

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How Biden Can Bolster India’s Democracy

The health of India’s democracy is a matter of much greater concern for U.S. President Joe Biden than it was for his predecessor. As Biden has sought to restore U.S. leadership on the global stage, he has emphasized liberal values in a world riven between democratic and authoritarian systems. Read More Here

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The Dangers Of Decoupling

With Sino-American relations increasingly coming to resemble the geopolitical dynamics of the original Cold War, the world is heading toward a fraught new equilibrium. While some in the West long for a new “Sputnik moment” to motivate investments and reform, they should be careful what they wish for. Read More Here

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Beijing’s Grand Strategy

The Chinese Communist Party’s long-term strategic objective is to displace the United States as the world’s most powerful country and create a new world order favourable to China’s authoritarian brand of politics, or its “socialist market economy.” Read More Here

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The US Needs To Get Back To Making Chips

American innovation from smartphones to search engines to gene sequencing, is built on a foundation of impossibly intricate, perfectly etched silicon. But few of those semiconductors are actually made in the US. Only 12 percent of chips sold worldwide were made in the US in 2019, down from 37 percent in 1990. Read More Here

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Regional Powers And The Afghanistan Question

The US withdrawal from Afghanistan today also reinforces the strongly held conviction in Beijing that the US is in terminal decline. Coming at a time when China is offering an alternative to the Western model of domestic and international governance, the US defeat in Afghanistan will be seen in Beijing as a great ideological victory. […]

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