China Takes Full Advantage of Taliban’s Isolation
By Niva Yau
Chinese interests in expanding its engagement in Afghanistan lies in opportunist thinking.
Beijing’s Public Diplomacy in South And Central Asia
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Samantha Custer.
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.
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.
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.
Du Youkang on China’s Stake in Afghanistan
By Shannon Tiezzi
What the peace process and U.S. withdrawal means for Beijing.
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.
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.
Japan’s Growing Strategic Footprint in South Asia
By Sarbhanu Nath
The focus on China has overshadowed Japan's increasing presence in the region.
China-Pakistan Relations: Challenging US Global Leadership
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Harrison Akins.
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"?
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.