China-India Relations After the NSG Plenary  

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 →

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All’s Not Well For Xi After Visiting Obama

The biggest open secret at the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is that it is not about the UNGA. For world leaders travelling to the event held annually in the United States, this is often about finding photo-opportunities and meetings with senior members of the US administration — with the ones with the American... Continue Reading →

IISS Regional Security Assessment 2015 – Chapter Five: China’s Regional Grand Strategy Paves the Way for Realising the China Dream

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 →

Is China’s Charm Offensive Dead?

Bonnie Glaser & Deep PalThe following article appeared on China brief on July 31, 2014A series of seemingly unprovoked actions in the South and East China Sea has been described as an abandonment of the “second charm offensive” launched last year by Chinese President Xi Jinping. However, China has continued to pursue economic and diplomatic... Continue Reading →

China’s Periphery Diplomacy Initiative: Implications for China Neighbors and the United States

Bonnie Glaser  & Deep PalAll eyes are on the Central Committee’s Third Plenum scheduled to open in Beijing on November 9 for details about China’s economic reforms.  As attention focuses on domestic economic development, however, Chinese foreign policy also deserves notice.  China’s president and premier have recently returned from a whirlwind tour of the neighborhood... Continue Reading →

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