Both China and India are fiercely nationalistic societies, large segments of whose populations believe that after centuries of oppression their time has come. The high visibility of the ongoing standoff gives Xi and Modi little room to maneuver. Neither leader can afford to be seen as weak by his supporters.
Michael Rubin looks back to determine just how effective the United States’ diplomatic strategy has been in deterring DPRK’s nuclear weapons program.
Following the release of a Chinese propaganda video mocking the Indian army, experts discuss the overall tensions between China and India surrounding a border dispute near Bhutan.
China’s harsh language over a border standoff shows it has no intention of treating India as an equal.
Instead of framing the disagreement with India as a legitimate dispute, Beijing has chosen to dismiss or mock New Delhi’s concerns that Chinese road-building on the Doklam plateau, claimed by both China and the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, changes the status quo in a way that India cannot afford to ignore.
Following the latest op-ed from Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, experts discuss the probability of war with North Korea. Some disagree with the Trump administration’s apparent willingness to negotiate with the Kim regime. In addition, with new sanctions against Iran, experts weigh the future of Iran’s nuclear program.
This afternoon, President Trump authorized an investigation into China’s intellectual property (IP) practices, including its efforts to coerce US companies to hand over IP to Chinese firms, and the stealing of US IP by Chinese firms outright.
The imperative of protecting innocent American civilians from the long-term threat of North Korea’s nuclear capability dictates that we should be willing to strike those capabilities pre-emptively.
Experts discuss the role President Donald Trump’s charged rhetoric plays into the North Korea ballistic missile crisis. In addition, some assert that the United States should focus its diplomatic efforts in the region on China.
With increasing tensions between President Trump and North Korea, experts discuss the likelihood of war with North Korea. The threat remains of a ballistic missile strike off the coast of Guam, and some are considering the possibility of successfully neutralizing the Kim regime and securing nuclear weapons.