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India-China Tensions Spike in the Himalayas
September 05, 2020

India-China Tensions Spike in the Himalayas

By Ankit Panda
Indian and Chinese troops will likely continue to face off for the long-haul this winter in Eastern Ladakh.

Stalemate in the Himalayas: India-China Relations in 2020
August 26, 2020

Stalemate in the Himalayas: India-China Relations in 2020

By Ankit Panda
The two sides remain mired in a standoff with a final agreement still remote.
Why the ‘Old Normal’ Along the Sino-Indian Border Can No Longer Stand
July 09, 2020

Why the ‘Old Normal’ Along the Sino-Indian Border Can No Longer Stand

By Ankit Panda
China’s fait accompli in Eastern Ladakh has disintegrated more than two decades of bilateral mechanisms and understandings.

What’s Behind China’s Expansion of Its Territorial Dispute With Bhutan?
July 06, 2020

What’s Behind China’s Expansion of Its Territorial Dispute With Bhutan?

By Ankit Panda
Beijing may be trying to drive a wedge between India and Bhutan.

Why India Needs to Draw the Line With China: The Geopolitics of the Sino-Indian Skirmish
June 23, 2020

Why India Needs to Draw the Line With China: The Geopolitics of the Sino-Indian Skirmish

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
India needs to draw the right lessons from the Galwan Valley skirmish.

Fingers, Boots, and Lines: Understanding the 2020 India-China Border Tensions
June 05, 2020

Fingers, Boots, and Lines: Understanding the 2020 India-China Border Tensions

By Ankit Panda
What’s driving the latest bout of India-China tensions?

China’s Xi Visits Nepal, Elevating Ties to ‘Strategic Partnership of Cooperation’
October 15, 2019

China’s Xi Visits Nepal, Elevating Ties to ‘Strategic Partnership of Cooperation’

By Ankit Panda
The visit marked the highest-level China-Nepal interaction in 23 years.
Himalayas Leveled: How China-Nepal Relations Have Defied Geopolitics
October 07, 2019

Himalayas Leveled: How China-Nepal Relations Have Defied Geopolitics

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Despite its geography, Nepal no longer belongs to India’s sphere of influence.

Deaths Rise on Mount Everest as Nepal Issues Additional Permits
May 29, 2019

Deaths Rise on Mount Everest as Nepal Issues Additional Permits

By Upendra Man Singh, Binaj Gurubacharya, and Emily Schmall
One of the world’s most perilous climbs is growing overcrowded, with deadly results.

Why the Melting of the Hindu Kush and Himalayan Glaciers Matters
May 08, 2019

Why the Melting of the Hindu Kush and Himalayan Glaciers Matters

By Nishtha Chugh
The entire region is headed for an immense climate crisis by 2100, scientists warn.

Adopt a Heritage: Who Will Save the Everest Estate in India?
January 02, 2019

Adopt a Heritage: Who Will Save the Everest Estate in India?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
George Everest’s mansion is decrepit and New Delhi wants a private company to adopt it.
The Geopolitics of Language in the Himalayas
November 09, 2018

The Geopolitics of Language in the Himalayas

By Gerald Roche and Lauren Gawne
The Himalayas are a global center for linguistic diversity. But that diversity is at risk.

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