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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…