Tag Archives: China

Withdrawal Symptoms in Afghanistan: An Indian View

Many fear that after the U.S. withdrawal, the Taliban will take over southern parts of the country with growing terrorism and insecurity threatening a weak government in Kabul.

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Sri Lanka Tilts to Beijing, Dumps India?

Sri Lanka’s strategic orientation is undergoing a sea change as it emerges as China’s new best friend and security partner in the eastern Indian Ocean. With a stable and cooperative authoritarian regime strategically located in the central Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka ticks many of China’s strategic boxes after increasing instability in Pakistan, its strongest ally in the region.

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Australia Pushes on With Asylum Seeker Deterrence

Australia is introducing tough new laws which will give its agencies freer hand to dismiss future asylum claims. It is also implementing a plan to resettle some refugees in Cambodia.

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Bhutan: The Indian Army’s Front Line

Strategically located, the tiny Himalayan country is at the center of growing tensions between India and China.

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VW to Launch 20 Electric Vehicles in China

The launch of green cars will help with China’s serious smog problem.

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Is Vietnam in Denial on Military Strategy?

Vietnam’s recent, and significant, investment in military hardware is aimed at coping with a changing strategic environment. But will it make any significant difference in balancing against China’s military might in the South China Sea?

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New Rules for China’s War on Terror?

China still lacks national anti-terror legislation, but do laws really matter in an authoritarian state and in a region as militarized as Xinjiang?

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Understanding Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Future

China has been attempting to shape a non-Western security grouping to counterbalance NATO and allow it more room for military action in Asia. The SCO, often dubbed the Asian NATO, has been dominated by Russia and China. Expanding the SCO is imperative to securing the Central Asian gas pipelines, many of which run through Chinese territory and are threatened by insurgencies that compromise their construction.

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China’s Choice: India or Pakistan?

Which South Asian country is more important for China’s future? Many in South Asia may think Pakistan but that may not be a reality, at least now.

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Can the Hong Kong Protesters and China Compromise?

Protests continue to swell in Hong Kong and China is holding firm on its position that the designation of the 2017 electoral ballot is ultimately under Beijing’s control. But in the past there have been multiple instances of compromise between China and Hong Kong after public stand-offs over similarly sensitive issues. And compromise is again a feasible option.

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