Dear subscribers, I hope this finds you all well. It’s a busy Sunday at home this week, with babysitting being my primary task. So I’m doing a shorter version of the newsletter. Shibani’s Region Watch section is a must read today for the coverage of the China-Pakistan foreign mi…
I. LAC’s New Normal A bunch of reports with regard to the situation along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh this week tell us that Beijing sees the current sta…
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi spoke this week about China-Pakistan ties being “a unique ‘ironclad’ friendship.” The term ironclad is one of many buz…
Hello folks, Before we get to the regular programming, here’s my take on the CCP@100, which was published in the Hindustan Times. I also had a piece th…
Centenary Pieces Before we get into this week’s newsletter, here are some pieces related to the CCP centenary that I recommend reading: Useful backgrou…
My book Smokeless War: China’s Quest for Geopolitical Dominance is set to release on Monday, June 28. Earlier in the week, StratNews Global’s Surya Gan…
As we approach the anniversary of the 2020 Galwan Valley clash, I did a longish piece for The Quint on the five big trends that have shaped the India-C…
Dear Subscribers, I hope this finds you all well. Both Shibani and I are recovering from our vaccine jabs; so we’re not doing the regular newsletter th…
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