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Xi’s Strategic Ambitions after Taiwan and Galwan

xi's strategic ambitions after taiwan and galwan

Srikanth Kondapalli Xi reiterated in work report to safeguard China’s dignity and core interests which has major implications for India. Intense nationalist rhetoric, aggressive posturing both at the domestic and external front, muscle-flexing on Taiwan and disputed areas, new-found defiance of the…

China’s 20th Party Congress: An Enigma

China's 20th Party Congress: An Enigma
As the 20th Communist Party of China congress unfolds October 16-22, there’ll be global scrutiny of the official reports, political gestures and statements made there. Much of this process is shrouded in mystery and intrigue, but it has consequences for the world.

SCO 2022: What worries Xi?

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first foreign visit since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic – to Samarkand for the SCO summit – seems to have proved largely counter-productive.

Indo-Pacific Economic Framework: Amidst an intricate web of multilateral relationships

The launch of the Indo-Pacific economic framework (IPEF) for prosperity by President Joe Biden on May 23, 2022, from Tokyo reflects the recuperation of US’s geo-economic initiative surfing onboard the multilateral platform within the geo-political construct, i.e., Indo-pacific, after five years since Donald Trump pulled out from Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in 2017.

China’s efforts in Arunachal seem futile

China's Efforts in Arunachal seem Futile
While the nation’s attention is drawn acutely to the western sector of the border between India and China in the wake of the bloody fisticuffs on the night of June 15, 2020, and the aftermath, developments in the Indian eastern flank are no less alarming. Indeed, China’s revival of irredentist claims, strategic border domination efforts, the creation of pinpricks or even waging psychological warfare against India. These are, of course, stoutly countered by India by matching, if not overpowering, build-up of capabilities, plans, strategic alignments, and diplomatic manoeuvres.