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The Shockwaves of a Potential China-Iran Deal Are Being Felt Far From the Gulf All the Way to South Asia

African leaders have steadfastly tried to avoid being sucked into the increasingly bitter stand-off between the United States and China, opting instead to try and retain constructive ties with both countries. India, too, for years tried to maintain non-alignment amidst regional and global powers but now that might no longer be feasible.

India’s relations with China have been steadily deteriorating in recent years, culminating in a violent border clash earlier this month. The two sides are now threatening to wage economic war against each other.

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