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It’s Time to Take the BRICS More Seriously

As longtime readers of this column and listeners of our podcasts may know, I've been quite critical of the BRICS in recent years. Beyond the creation of a mid-sized development finance bank, this is a group with few other accomplishments to boast about in its 15-year existence. ...

India-China Relations in Modi’s Third Term

By Saniya Kulkarni & Lukas Fiala The world’s largest democracy has gone to the polls. And while Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost their outright majority, the incumbent Prime Minister resigned on Wednesday to pave the way for a ...

China Congratulates India PM Modi on Election Win

China on Wednesday congratulated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi following his election win, adding it was "ready to work" with its neighbor. Both countries have regularly accused each other of trying to seize territory along their unofficial divide, known as the ...

Mounting Concern in India About Chinese Deployment of Stealth J-20 Fighter Jets Near the Border in Tibet

Newly released commercial satellite photos of a People's Liberation Army-Air Force (PLAAF) base in Tibet is prompting alarm in India over the deployment of a fleet of advanced fighter jets and communications aircraft. The photos were taken on May 27th at ...

Indian, Chinese Blue Helmet Troops in Sudan Face Off in Tug-of-War Competition

A rare display of military camaraderie took place this week between Indian and Chinese blue helmet soldiers stationed in Sudan, where the two sides faced off in a friendly tug-of-war competition (India won).

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Philippine President Ramps Up Rhetoric as Local Attitudes Harden

The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., told soldiers to be ready for any conflict amid a potential overlap of his country’s tensions with China in the South China Sea and growing tensions between China and Taiwan.
Speaking to troops at a base in the northern Isabela province on Monday, Marcos said: “The external threat now has become more pronounced, has become more worrisome, and that is why we have to ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: India Signed a Ten-Year Contract to Run Chabahar Port in Iran

India signed a ten-year contract to run Chabahar port in Iran. The deal follows a 2016 refurbishment agreement and will be the first time an Indian entity runs an overseas port. Chabahar will give India access to nearby Afghanistan and the Gulf of Oman and is aimed at ...

A Tale of Two Ports: A Potential Shift in Indian Ocean Maritime Politics?

By Saniya Kulkarni India recently signed an agreement with Iran to jointly develop and operate Chabahar Port, located on the southeastern Iranian coast on the Gulf of Oman. The new arrangement, which entails India committing to investing $370 million into the infrastructure of ...

New Chinese Ambassadors Arrive in Key Posts Amid Major Personnel Changes

Xu Feihong, the newly-named Chinese envoy to India, arrived in New Delhi on Friday, where he will take up a post that's been empty for almost a year and a half.  It may take some time before Xu formally assumes his ...

A Year and a Half After Its Last Ambassador Left New Delhi, China Finally Names New Envoy to India

The Chinese government on Tuesday formally named veteran Foreign Ministry official Xu Feihong to become the next ambassador to India, ending a 15-month vacancy that contributed to the deterioration of diplomatic ties between the two Asian giants. China has been without an ...

Video of Chinese Man Whipping Two African Young People Goes Viral

A horrifying video of a Chinese man brutally whipping two young men appeared online late last week and quickly went viral, racking up more than 30 million views on X and other social media platforms. While the clip was widely seen and ...
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