International Relations/Diplomacy
India and China: Complexities of a Competitive Relationship

The complexities between India and China is a multifaceted dynamic, involving both competition and rivalry in their relationship. Both countries strive to promote their national interests and establish themselves as prominent act

Rising Tensions in Taiwan Strait

As January 2024 -- the date for Taiwan's national elections -- draws closer, it is certain that China will be a factor in the elections. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's stop-overs in New York and Los Angeles and meeting with US House Majority Leader

Risks of Exaggeration: What to Make of Russia’s Relations with China after the Xi Visit

Xi Jinping’s three-day visit to Moscow, 20-23March, his first abroad in his third term as China’s President, evoked considerable interest. Two joint statements and a dozen bilateral cooperation documents were signed. Xi’s personal equation wit

China’s New Leadership is Preparing for a Military Threat

Amid the flurry of documents submitted and appointments confirmed at the recent plenary sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC) -- China’s version of a parliament -- and the Chinese People's Consultative Conference (CPPCC) -- China’s top

How Far Will China Walk on the No-Limit Partnership Road with Russia?

It was business as usual for Russia when it struck Ukraine with missiles and UAVs just after President Vladmir Putin bid farewell to President Xi Jinping after their highly publicized three days meeting in Moscow.

China’s Big Two Sessions Confirm Xi Jinping as China’s Pre-eminent Unrivalled Leader

The plenary sessions of the 14th National People's Congress (NPC) -- China's version of a parliament -- and 14th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) -- China's top political advisory body -- that concluded on March 13 were, a

Japan sets up Military Base in Ishigaki Island to Deter China

Like many Asian nations, Japan that shares a historically ugly phase of relationship with China, now faces the heat from a muscular China, despite having a robust relationship in the economic domain. China’s ambitions to attain a great power status

Salami Slicing, Fait Accompli and Buffers: What Next?

The contradictions are stark. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has often opined that relations with China are not normal, because India will not agree to any attempt to change the Line of Actual Control (LAC) unilaterally. Stating again

Xi Jinping Tightens his Grip on the Security Apparatus

Moving rapidly after the 20th Party Congress (October 6-12, 2022) approved his policies and endorsed him for a third term, Chinese President Xi Jinping has over the past year and a half further tightened his grip on the Party, the People's Liberation

Xi Jinping’s Leadership Appears to be Facing Opposition

From the time Xi Jinping made his ambition for a third term clear, and for months before the 20th Party Congress (October 6-12, 2022), China’s official media has been publishing a series of articles highlighting the importance of safeguarding Xi Ji

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