The battle of nerves between India and China continues with neither side willing to blink and preparing for the long haul in Doka La. Will this mean that India-China bilateral ties will come to a halt? Unlikely. National Security Adviser Ajit Doval...

On War and Peace

  Hun was a powerful militant nation in history, its name closely related to warfare. The Huns worshiped the sun and the moon and had the awe in heavens and earth, but their harsh living conditions in grass and desserts turned them into...
China ultimately sees North Korea as an asset. President Trump believes the road to disarming North Korea runs through China, its biggest and most powerful ally. The problem is that Beijing doesn't seem willing to do much of anything to...
In the aftermath of the Cold War, the Soviet “Evil Empire” appeared to be more myth than reality—a public relations stunt perpetrated by USSR leadership to appear strong. In fact, the pace of Soviet expenditure on its military, at...
US president thanks Chinese president for efforts on ‘substantial problem’ despite recently voicing frustration that China has not done more. Wrapping up his second European tour as president, Donald Trump and the leaders of China and Japan searched for consensus...
After each North Korean provocation, a soothing mantra echoes through the halls of government and think-tanks in the United States. China, it is frequently said, could solve this seemingly unsolvable problem, finally reining in North Korea, if Beijing were just...
China denies mixing business with politics, yet it has long used trade to punish countries that refuse to toe its line. China’s recent heavy-handed economic sanctioning of South Korea, in response to that country’s decision to deploy the Terminal...
After being ejected from the White House on Friday, Steve Bannon told the Weekly Standard: “The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over.” It’s not entirely clear what he meant, or whether he was saying anything worth paying...
China's President Xi Jinping made a credible case for free trade at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Yet, there is nobody who protects his market more rigorously, says DW's Frank Sieren. Chinese President Xi Jinping should actually thank US...
Note: As President Xi Jinping arrived in South Florida on Thursday for his first meeting with US counterpart Donald Trump, senior think tank researchers in both countries anticipated reinforcement of their mutual understanding and other positive outcomes. Many American business leaders...

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What’s behind China’s space programme expansion

China is a relative late-bloomer when it comes to the world of space exploration. But just 15 years after it first sent an astronaut into...

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