Why Pakistan is so important to China?

Within months of the Dalai Lama’s fight to India following a failed uprising in Tibet, Chinese ambassador Pan Tzu-li wrote to Prime Minister Nehru...

How important is Gwadar port for China?

China’s hydrocarbon use has more than doubled in the past two decades and will double again in the next decade.   In 2000, China’s total energy...

Is China-Pakistan friendship a threat to India?

Today, China’s primary interest in its relationship with Pakistan is, as Stephen Cohen puts it, to pursue a “classic balance of power strategy,” using...

Uighur separatism is just as likely to drive China and Pakistan...

China’s western Xinjiang region borders northwest Pakistan and is home to nearly nine million Uighurs, a Muslim people of Turkic origin, among whom separatist...

China strengthens authoritarian structures in Cambodia

Historically, China’s regional interests in the context of the containment of Vietnam has had devastating effects on Cambodia and prolonged the Cambodian civil war....

Tibet’s water and regional security

Tibet is strategically important to China due to its centrality in Asia’s hydrological cycle. Tibet is known as the ‘Third Pole,’ for having the...