Thomas R. Pickering Former United States ambassador to India
Atman Trivedi India affairs, US Commerce Department
Jul 21 , 2017
The US-India relationship has been burdened by mutual misgivings as of late. In Washington summit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump displayed a comfortable chemistry, with no real discord to be seen – a departure from some of Trump’s other early diplomatic forays.
Devesh Kapur Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania
Jul 13 , 2017
Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in a standoff in Doka La – where the borders of Bhutan, China and India meet – for almost a month now, the longest such impasse between the two armies since 1962. And India is far from the only country that has been humiliated at the hands of China.
Brahma Chellaney Professor, Center for Policy Research
Jul 07 , 2017
Bhutan has protested that China is chipping away at its territory by building a strategic highway near the Tibet-India-Bhutan tri-junction in the Himalayas. Bhutan has security arrangements with India, and the construction has triggered a tense standoff between Chinese and Indian troops at the tri-junction while Chinese state media warns of the possibility of war.
Ma Xiaolin Professor, School of Arabic Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University
Jun 27 , 2017
As NATO and the SCO expand simultaneously, the situation will become extremely tricky and complex. Therefore, after finishing membership procedures for India and Pakistan, the SCO should refrain from considering further expansion for a while, as it digests the newly added complexities, and should concentrate on enhancing economic interactions.
Yu Sui Professor, China Center for Contemporary World Studies
Jun 22 , 2017
On the evening of June 14, 2017, Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended upon invitation the reception of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Day held by SCO
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Curtis S. Chin Former U.S. Ambassador to Asian Development Bank
May 04 , 2017
This past month, Nepal marked two important occasions – one a tragedy, the other a growing friendship with China that may well bring new challenges of its own as this poor, land-locked nation finds its way forward amidst the geopolitics of the region.
Ted Galen Carpenter Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Apr 29 , 2016
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited Delhi in mid-April, and along with $14 billion in supposed defensive military items from the U.S., as well as a cancelled Beijing trip, unease has spread in China’s defense community. It appears that mutual concerns about China’s ambitions are principal driving force in the China-U.S. bilateral relationship.
Apr 22 , 2016
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday called on China and India to continue negotiations to seek a peaceful settlement of boundary issues.
Sajjad Ashraf Former Adjunct Professor, National University of Singapore
Feb 10 , 2016
China now provides half of Pakistan’s military hardware and has demonstrated willingness to transfer technology to Pakistan. As geo-political alignments are changing, the mutuality of interests is drawing China and Pakistan closer.