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...

Tibet – Self-Immolations and Aftermath

With the most recent self-immolation on March 24, 2013, there have been 111 Tibetans confirmed to have self-immolated in different Tibetan areas since February...

China’s interference in Nepal and Outcome on Tibetans

Tibetan refugees transit through Nepal as they flee persecution at home and toward freedom in India or beyond. They leave because of China’s increased...

“India & China” – So Similar yet so different

India and China are two vast economic systems, both containing a number of distinct economic sub-systems and disparate regions, as a result of the...

A Look Around – China

China sees itself emerging as a major regional power and important global player. Among other things, Beijing will seek peaceful borders; insist on an...

Beijing’s Proclamations on Regional Security

Beijing’s stated overall approach to regional security relations might be summarized as follows:  Increased attention to its peripheral environment, primarily because China needs regional...

Pre-eminence of Chinese Economic Concerns

Economic considerations with respect to regional security might be conveniently divided into two categories: The relative national priorities assigned to the development of...

Russia: Strategic Partner or Potential Threat to China? – II

ontinued from Part - I With respect to political aspects of the partnership, Beijing supported Moscow’s early opposition to the eastward expansion of the North...

Russia: Strategic Partner or Potential Threat to China? – I

In April 1996, erstwhile antagonists China and Russia unveiled what they termed a strategic partnership for the future. On that occasion in Shanghai, President...