The Sino-Indian border crisis is framed amidst colonial treaties, old nationalisms, new entitlements. The economic-military edge is with China, yet a conflict would hurt its ‘dream’ as much as ours. India is holding on, but the brink is a dangerous place to hold on to.
Broadminded global politics did find proponents in the Indian subcontinent early last century. The country today is embracing hardline positions.
Holding fast to their beliefs, gaols didn’t daunt, death nor defamation deterred them. We recall them thus.
After Nawaz, PML-N has to walk a tightrope—hold on to power and keep the army quiet
And the Doklam impasse drags on. To resolve it, India will have to forge a new diplomatic flexibility.
Resolving Doklam needs steady hands. Will Xi Jinping emulate the Mao of ’62, or show mature diplomacy?
A decline in Nawaz Sharif’s political stocks means more army control. It bodes ill for talks with India.
Is India-China standoff a case of the world’s newest superpower refusing to accept India’s response and the troop build-up to safeguard a small country’s sovereignty?
It has taken 25 years for India to break out of its moral duplicity regarding Israel. West Asia has changed, so have Indian priorities that demand realpolitik.
The competing claims of the Doko-La crisis can only be met on the talks table
Prominent Chinese commentator, Shen Dingli, professor of International Relations at China’s Fudan University, talks on the current stand-off at Doklam .
The Doklam plateau is an area of vulnerability for China and India. The Chinese action is the usual creeping barrage of aggression and presenting faits accomplis.
India is content with US statements about Pakistan and China. But the road ahead is nothing if not uncertain.
Modi meets POTUS this week. An Afghan strategy and an offer of mediation can make it noteworthy.
The US lit the fires in West Asia. India must learn from its errors.
Britain’s demoralised public and confused political flailings are sought to be given a spine of principled, socialist steel by Jeremy Corbyn