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What’s fueling the India-China border skirmish?

After weeks of rising tensions along India’s northwest border with China, 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese forces, the most significant skirmish between the two countries since 1967. In this transcript of a Brookings podcast, Brookings Senior Fellow Tanvi Madan lays out potential motivations for China’s escalation, and how it may…

CHINA’S INDIAN OCEAN AMBITIONS: INVESTMENT, INFLUENCE, AND MILITARY ADVANTAGE

“Although China’s ultimate aims in the Indian Ocean remain somewhat ambiguous, it is clear that the Chinese leadership is actively pursuing capabilities that would allow it to undertake a range of military missions in the region.” In the latest installment of the Brookings Institution Global China series this article, written by Joshua White, explains China’s expansion…

THE POST-COVID-19 SINO-AMERICAN DUOPOLY

Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui,  Executive Chairman of the Consultancy and Studies Center, NSV The Covid-19 crisis may well bring about an era of deep change in international alliances, although these shifts will take some time. China has tried to seize the momentum since largely recovering from the epidemic, with the twofold aim of turning its weaknesses…

As India and China clash, JFK’s ‘forgotten crisis’ is back

India and China’s deadly crash this week in the Himalayas is the worst crisis in their border quarrel since 1967. Pakistan is also a very interested player, watching the game play out just as it did in 1962 and hoping its rival India will be humiliated. The remote region where the clash is occurring is…

The way back: What the world can learn from China’s travel restart after COVID-19

Countries and regions around the globe are gradually moving past the peak of the pandemic. With China’s COVID-19 lockdown over, travel is beginning to restart. Businesses remain cautious, but almost all offices, factories, schools, and retail outlets have reopened. A recent survey conducted by McKinsey showed that the first thing people want to spend money…

The Folly of Decoupling From China

It Isn’t Just Perilous—It’s Impossible This article was originally published in Foreign Affairs and was written by Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman On May 14, U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to break the United States’ economic relationship with China. “There are many things we could do,” he told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo. “We could cut…

The Endangered Asian Century

America, China, and the Perils of Confrontation This article was originally published in Foreign Affairs by Lee Hsien Loong  “In recent years, people have been saying that the next century will be the century of Asia and the Pacific, as if that were sure to be the case. I disagree with this view.” The Chinese…