Sharing an interview of mine by Diplomacy & Beyond published on December 12, 2017 on the Doklam standoff between India and China. The standoff was a litmus test for India in terms of how resolutely it could stand up against a belligerent China to protect the interests of Bhutan as well as its own. Sharing Excerps “India of … Continue reading Interview of Major General S B Asthana on Doklam Issue by Diplomacy and Beyond Plus
The future of the Chinese-financed, US$3.6 billion ($4.77 billion) Myitsone hydropower dam project, remains a troublesome issue for discussion during President U Htin Kyaw’s visit to Beijing on 11 April, due to its domestic opposition in Myanmar. Beijing seems to be inclined for a convenient bargain with concessions on preferential access to the strategic Kyaukpyu … Continue reading How China’s ‘Purse Diplomacy’ or ‘Infrastructure Diplomacy’ could be exploitative?