“Pakistan has not been able to get the Indian part of Kashmir in four wars. A fifth war is not going to change that,” said former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States Husain Haqqani in a discussion on the legacy of India's partition.
China's foreign minister told an Asia Society delegation that his country planned to end construction on an island in the South China Sea, but that the decision had nothing to do with recent criticism or pressure from the U.S.
In his second letter as ASPI President, Kevin Rudd shares his views on the China-India relationship following the May 2015 summit between President Xi and Prime Minister Modi and outlines ASPI’s first policy initiative.
Indrani Bagchi, Senior Diplomatic Editor with the Times of India, says India’s prime minister “has not been shy of boldly asserting India’s interests,” in a break with the country’s diplomatic tradition.
“We’ve seen the return of geopolitics, the return of contention and competition," says Shivshankar Menon, part of a new commission that aims to strengthen institutions and develop mechanisms for managing tensions across the Asia-Pacific.
Read an excerpt from Nisid Hajari's new book 'Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition,' which explores the birth of the India-Pakistan rivalry and seeks to chart the history of the Indian subcontinent’s feuding siblings.
As part of ASPI’s AsiaConnect briefing series, ASPI President Kevin Rudd presented his views on the China-India relationship, its implications for regional affairs, and its importance for December’s United Nations climate policy summit.
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