India’s prolonged quest to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization brings into sharp relief an enduring tension between competing geopolitical ideas.
While European nations viewed Trump’s victory as a setback for liberalism, nations in the Asia-Pacific took a more pragmatic approach that focused on bracing for greater unpredictability.
President Trump’s rhetoric on U.S. policy toward China and India present uncertainties for the future of the Indo-Pacific region.
The new administration should think carefully before moving forward with recent proposals about China and the U.S. role in Asia.
Despite India’s insistence that it shares a political bond with China, the global interests of the two countries are actually very different.
As a rising China challenges American primacy in Asia, navigating between Beijing and Washington is a major strategic challenge for India.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is solidifying relations between the two nations but the project faces multiple security and political challenges.
Threats to Asian regional security, notably in the Korean Peninsula and the South China Sea, call for a collaborative effort between United States and China amidst increasing tensions.
India’s growing space and anti-satellite technologies will have important implications in South Asia and beyond. How countries respond to these technologies could impact the existing nuclear balance in the region.
The next U.S. administration will face a number of top foreign policy priorities, including the threat posed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State, a more assertive Russia, and developments in North Korea’s nuclear program.