Few analysts following developments at the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) plenary in South Korea expected India’s membership bid to sail through. As the dust settles, what is clear is that Xi Jinping’s China differs considerably from Hu Jintao’s China. The latter did not want to stand alone; the former is on the path to establishing... Continue Reading →
Strategic Asia 2015-16: Foundations of National Power in the Asia-Pacific Edited by Ashley J Tellis, with Alison Szalwinski and Michael Wills (The National Bureau of Asian Research, 2015, 272 pp).In its 15th iteration, “Strategic Asia,” the flagship publication of the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), revisits a topic that it took on in... Continue Reading →
Bonnie Glaser & Deep PalChina’s policy towards its periphery seems paradoxical to many foreign observers. President Xi Jinping has attached top priority to maintaining good relations with China’s neighbours, elevating the importance of China’s periphery above its ties with the United States. At the same time, Xi stubbornly insists that China makes no concessions in... Continue Reading →
Weeks before 2014 came to a close, a savage attack by the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), also called the Pakistan Taliban, at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, killed almost 150 people—over 130 of them children. The cold-bloodedness of the attack sickened the collective consciousness of the world. It demonstrated again how important 2015 is for the... Continue Reading →
September 2014: What do India and the United States need to do to rejuvenate their relationship? Analysis during meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Barack Obama in Washington DC. Available here.
September 2014: Analysis of India-US relations during meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Barack Obama in Washington DC. Available here.
Bonnie Glaser & Deep PalThe origins of the United States’ ‘pivot’ to Asia – later renamed the ‘rebalance’ – can be traced to the early days of the Obama administration. After he was elected president in late 2008, Barack Obama directed his national-security transition team to conduct a strategic assessment of the international landscape and... Continue Reading →
Bonnie S. Glaser & Deep PalThe following article appeared on the CSIS website on September 05, 2013.On September 4, the Obama administration’s efforts to build consensus on military action against Syria received a boost as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee cleared an attack on the Syrian government, provided it was limited to 60 days and did not... Continue Reading →