China-India Border Dispute

Sino-Indian Relations: The Weak Point of the BRICS

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Unity among the BRICS countries will continue to be thwarted by longstanding geopolitical disputes.

Controlling the Heights: Great Power Competition in Nepal


One thing is clear from recent shifts in Nepalese politics: India can no longer take Nepal for granted.

Backgrounder: Doklam Plateau

Himalayas, cc Flickr Himadri Karmakar, modified,

Why are Indian and Chinese troops standing off at the Doklam Plateau?

The China-India Standoff over the Doklam Plateau

A mountain highway in Leh. cc Flickr Navaneeth KN, modified,

Exploring the factors that led to the current Doklam plateau stand-off, and how these two Asian behemoths can resolve it.

Myanmar: Ground Zero for China-India Energy Competition

Aung, Source Senat Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej Author Michał Józefaciuk, cc Wikicommons,

Although democratization has brought added scrutiny to joint ventures in Myanmar, the NLD government is very much in need of the infrastructure investment that China and India can offer.

India’s Karakoram Conundrum: The Great Game Lives On

Karak, cc Flickr Guilhem Vellut, modified,

Once India’s historical gateway to Central Asia and China, the Karakoram has become a lingering geopolitical flashpoint between India, China and Pakistan.

Obama-Modi Summit: US Pivots All the Way to India

Obama and Modi in the White House CC Wikicommons

Obama doctrine finally got its field test in India, a chance for the president to ‘walk the walk’ of the US pivot.

Modi’s China-India-Nepal Nexus: Trilateral Boom or Bust?

Construction on the China-Nepal Friendship Highway, cc Steve Hicks

Will Narendra Modi’s concept of ‘transways’ be enough to silence domestic interest groups and entrench meaningful cooperation between China, India, and Nepal?

The India-China Tug of War over Bhutan

Himalaya Road at China India Border cc Flickr 4ocima

Bhutan’s historic reliance on India is being chipped away at by China, with potential consequences for the strategic balance of power in the Himalayas.

Sino-Indian Relations: The Geopolitics of Aksai Chin

Line of Actual Control

Examining the geopolitical significance of the disputed area of Aksai Chin along the Sino-Indian border.

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