July 06, 2022
China Takes Full Advantage of Taliban’s Isolation
By Niva Yau
Chinese interests in expanding its engagement in Afghanistan lies in opportunist thinking.
January 17, 2022
Beijing’s Public Diplomacy in South And Central Asia
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Samantha Custer.
December 31, 2021
No Dragons in the Title Please: A Survey of Indian Scholarship on Indo-Chinese Relations
By Krzysztof Iwanek
The long tradition of scholarship on Indo-Chinese relations is finally encountering growing interest in the subject.
December 03, 2021
Sino-Indian Competition in South Asia: Another Round
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
In the ongoing contest between China and India for influence, New Delhi has made some gains in the Maldives and Sri Lanka.
July 30, 2021
China Is Providing an Alternative Regional Framework for South Asia
By Bipin Ghimire and Apoorva Pathak
China has set up its own alternative to SAARC and BIMSTEC – one that does not include India.
May 04, 2021
Du Youkang on China’s Stake in Afghanistan
By Shannon Tiezzi
What the peace process and U.S. withdrawal means for Beijing.
May 01, 2021
Raffaello Pantucci on China’s Presence in South Asia
By Catherine Putz
The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan highlights the importance of South and Central Asia to China.
June 07, 2019
Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Undermining Human Rights?
By Abbas Faiz
The BRI has provided much-needed development, but it has also generated more authoritarianism.
January 11, 2019
Japan’s Growing Strategic Footprint in South Asia
By Sarbhanu Nath
The focus on China has overshadowed Japan's increasing presence in the region.
May 30, 2018
China-Pakistan Relations: Challenging US Global Leadership
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Harrison Akins.
May 15, 2017
Nepal Joined the Belt and Road. What Does That Mean for India?
By Darshana M. Baruah
How should India respond to its neighbors' embrace of China's "Belt and Road"?
January 20, 2017
Why China’s Submarine Deal With Bangladesh Matters
By Jeff M. Smith
A deeper look at Dhaka’s role in an intensifying Great Game in the Indian Ocean.