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Bhutan’s ‘Disciplined Diplomacy’ Between Two Giants

File image of Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering addressing the United Nations General Assembly. Johannes EISELE / AFP

By Chris Alden and Saniya Kulkarni, LSE IDEAS

To be landlocked between two regional giants whilst upholding your own autonomy is no easy feat – and the Kingdom of Bhutan is no stranger to the delicate politics surrounding the borders of its contentious neighbors. While India and China’s growing rivalry has created general uneasiness in Asia as a whole, it has been the cause of several moments of tension especially in regions where the two meet geographically.

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