The Chinese-Indian Disengagement Decision Is a Direct Result of the Ukrainian Conflict

The Chinese-Indian Disengagement Decision Is a Direct Result of the Ukrainian Conflict

What the US hadn’t incorporated into its grand strategic calculations was that the success of its structurally identical divide-and-rule scheme against Russia and Ukraine would positively influence China and India’s perceptions of one another to the point of inspiring them to pragmatically manage their security dilemma. China and India agreed on Thursday to the mutual…

The Chinese-Indian Security Dilemma Isn’t Insurmountable

The Chinese-Indian Security Dilemma Isn’t Insurmountable

While their border disputes have yet to be resolved, the latest development is still a very positive milestone in not just their bilateral relations, but also the global systemic transition to multipolarity as well as their shared goal of jointly pioneering the Asian Century. The 16th round of commander-level talks between China and India resulted…

The Global Consequences of South Asia’s Grand Strategic Reorientation

The Global Consequences of South Asia’s Grand Strategic Reorientation

While it remains to be seen whether Pakistan will grotesquely transform from the “Zipper of Eurasia” into the “Faultline of Eurasia” like is feared, that scenario is still credible enough to seriously concern all stakeholders. South Asia’s Central Role In The Great Bifurcation The global systemic transition to multipolarity is leading to profound changes across…

Here’s How the Russian-Myanmar Strategic Partnership Can Stabilize the Latter’s Region

Here’s How the Russian-Myanmar Strategic Partnership Can Stabilize the Latter’s Region

Russia’s military, economic, strategic, and potentially even diplomatic support for Myanmar (the latter referring in this context to it possibly mediating the Rohingya dispute with neighboring Bangladesh) can combine to create effective “Democratic Security” outcomes for stabilizing this geo-pivotal state at the crossroads of South and Southeast Asia, which will in turn accelerate the global…

Dunderheaded Diplomacy: Australia’s Funding Offer to the Solomon Islands

Dunderheaded Diplomacy: Australia’s Funding Offer to the Solomon Islands

What is it about Australian diplomacy that makes it so clumsy and dunderheaded?  Is it the harsh delivery, the tactless expression, or the inability to do things with subtle reflection?  On September 6, Australian diplomacy gave another display of such form with Foreign Minister Penny Wong’s remarks about the Solomon Islands elections. Things have been…