Tag Archives: China

Saudi Arabia the Next stop on China’s Maritime Silk Road

The growing partnership between China and Saudi Arabia signals a consequential shift in the Middle East–Asia security architecture and will be an increasingly important space to watch.

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View from India: The Road to China is Through Kabul

New possibilities on regional cooperation are emerging, which India should not hesitate to explore.

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What Does Trump Mean for Asia?

Governments in Asia and elsewhere would do well to focus actively on ways to mitigate the uncertain and potentially dangerous results of erratic or irresponsible US international behavior as early as possible, advises one analyst.

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Asia’s Coal Plans Promise Development, Deliver Premature Death

A new report from Greenpeace and Harvard says Chinese-financed coal projects in Asia could lead to 70,000 premature deaths a year.

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View From Delhi: Gwadar Port and India’s Regional Policy

Regional alignments are shifting with China, Pakistan, Russia and Iran coming together. The muscular diplomacy of the Narendra Modi government erred in its overestimation of India’s South China Sea leverage. India lacked traditional influence in that region and it is not even a claimant to the territorial disputes there. Today, therefore, its Look East policy is in shambles and a US retrenchment in Asia threatens to make it archaic.

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A Swell in US–India Defense Cooperation

The tempered expectations but dependable delivery in the new US–India defense partnership might well come to be marked as the moment when the two parties settled for a more productive, though modest, engagement that translated their mutual strategic visions into practical cooperation in the Indian Ocean and the Asia-Pacific region.

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Coastal Flooding Threatens Cities Across World

According to projections for the year 2070, India’s Kolkata and Mumbai top the list of cities whose populations are most exposed to coastal flooding, with 14 million and 11.4 million respectively. The first seven cities on the list are from Asia, followed by Miami at number eight.

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Indian Air Pollution A ‘National Crisis’

India dominates list of world’s top polluted cities, new data from the WHO reveals, with cities in Pakistan and Bangladesh catching up fast.

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Why China is Really Dictating the Oil Supply Glut

China’s massive oil imports despite dropping domestic demand are contributing to driving the oil prices up. If their imports drop, the world will return to the supply glut and oil prices will retrace back to the lower $30s/b.

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The Limits to Chinese Political Power

China must be dealt with as it is — case by case, rule by rule, situation by situation. Seeing China clearly as it is requires understanding and accepting the limits on anyone’s power to change it inside or outside the system, and working with the China we have, not the China that even President Xi encourages to dream of 50 or a 100 years hence.

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