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Reining in China’s Revisionism: A Realist Assessment

– Rakshit Mohan Left: An AH-64 Apache attack helicopter of the Indian Air Force Right: An armoured vehicle, T-90 tank of the Indian army during Yudh Abhyas exercises Images Source: Wikimedia Commons   Foreign policy scholars will find it increasingly difficult to explain the unfolding geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific through the liberal theory of international relations. The two fundamental principles of the liberal theory have been contradicted time and again by the virulent and aggressive rise of China. First, increasing trade between countries was expected to lead to the minimisation of conflict and the development of peaceful relations based on notions of mutual gain. To the contrary, China has asserted […]

भारत-म्यांमार रक्षा कूटनीति: एक मजबूत संबंध के तरफ अग्रसर

 पारस रत्न[i] हाल के वर्षों मे भारतीय विदेश नीति, शिथिल ‘लुक ईस्ट’ से सक्रिय ‘एक्ट ईस्ट’ की तरफ अग्रसर हो रही है ।  इसके मद्देनजर भारत, म्यांमार को अपने और दक्षिण पूर्वी एशियाई राष्ट्रों के बीच में एक कड़ी की तरह देख रहा है ।  भारतीय सामरिक दृष्टिकोण में म्यांमार की बढ़ती महत्व, दोनों देशों के बीच सुरक्षा व रणनीतिक संबंध का विश्लेषण करना जरूरी है।  यह भारत की आंतरिक सुरक्षा व पूर्वी एशिया में इसके कूटनीतिक हितों को प्रभावित करता है ।  भारत-म्यांमार के रक्षा सहयोग और कूटनीति को तुरंत ही चीन से जोड़ दिया जाता  हैं, लेकिन इसका  मूल्यांकन इनके  द्विपक्षीय संदर्भ में भी किया जाना चाहिए।   […]

Assessing Xi Jinping’s Visit to the United States
—Graham Palmer

— ---Graham Palmer

In the past two weeks, much of the American political conversation has centered on Pope Francis’ sensational visit, John Boehner’s surprise resignation, and Russia’s initiation of airstrikes in Syria. While all of these events were historic, they overshadowed an equally important foreign visit – that of Xi Jinping, the President of China. While turmoil in Syria, disarray in the U.S. Congress, and changes in the Catholic Church are crucial to the state of international affairs, the relationship between the U.S. and China remains the most crucial factor shaping developments on the broader global stage. Great power relations, and the state of the international system, hinge on relations between the world’s […]