Relations among South Asian countries after 1947 can be characterized as oscillating between Indian attempts to gain greater influence and counter-efforts by its neighbours to resist them. One of their successful counter-strategies has been to play the “China card” vis-à-vis India long before the Belt and Road initiative (BRI) was established.
Despite the unresolved territorial dispute and emerging challenges between the two Asian powers, Sino-Indian economic ties have witnessed significant expansion over the three decades since Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s historic visit to China in 1988.
Although the foreign policies of major powers do not change dramatically with changes in government, India’s foreign policy vision has been evolving rapidly since the Modi government came to power in May 2014. This evolution is only natural for a nation that is rising in the global power hierarchy. External Affairs Minister S.
The clash between China and India along the disputed border in the harsh Himalayan terrain of Galwan Valley on 15 June was the most violent encounter in decades. The high-altitude melee is part of an old dispute between the two nuclear powers over their Himalayan borders, of which there is no mutual recognition. The two governments have different and conflicting ideas about the location of their ‘historic’ borders as well as of the Line of Actual Control, namely a demarcation line created after the 1962 war to supposedly ease tensions.
After violent border clashes between Chinese and Indian troops resonated high and wide around the world last June, the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and the US presidential campaign diluted most non-China-related news spreading from Asia. Nonetheless, the situation on the Himalayan border and tensions between the two Asian powers are still far from resolved.
Nelle aree di confine tra Myanmar e Bangladesh, il 25 agosto è ormai identificato come la “Giornata del ricordo del genocidio Rohingya”. Ma le minoranze musulmane perseguitate in Asia non sono poche.
Il sistema sanitario indiano “ha mostrato al mondo come combattere le patologie emergenti”, dice Balram Bhalgava in un’intervista al Financial Times. “L’India ha fatto straordinariamente bene rispetto agli altri Paesi sviluppati, fino ad ora, tenendo conto della vasta e diversificata popolazione del Paese”.
Aperture a singhiozzo e un'economia che segnerà nel migliore dei casi un -5% per il 2020. Una situazione difficile per Modi, i cui piani di rilancio stentano a decollare, mentre il virus continua a diffondersi.
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di Ugo Tramballi, ISPI
Using Covid-19 as a trigger and the serial failures of the United Nations (UN) to reform, adapt or listen to voices outside the Permanent Members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) as context, this paper argues that the blunders of this institution’s past combined with the present aggressive behaviour of China that has created security threats in the region have come together to force the world to intellectually rethink and physically recreate a new world order.
The EU and India share already strong trade and investment ties, with bilateral trade in goods and services exceeding EUR 100 billion; the EU accounts for 22% of India’s FDI inflows. Significant Indian investments have also taken place in the EU. The EU-India Summit on 15 July further emphasized the strength of bilateral ties setting out an ambitious Roadmap up to 2025 for our strategic partnership.
È accaduto anche negli Stati Uniti, in Israele, perfino nell’efficiente Corea del Sud. Superata l’emergenza sanitaria, grazie al lockdown, l’urgenza successiva era rimettere in moto l’economia. Ma in una dinamica che durerà a lungo – fino a che non sarà trovato e distribuito il vaccino – se non hai messo sotto controllo la pandemia e circoscritto ogni nuovo focolaio, una riapertura prematura permette al virus di tornare, costringendo l’economia a fermarsi di nuovo.
The standoff between India and China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), a disputed border between the two nuclear-armed powers, has been going on for a while. It has been a main story in South Asia, since at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed, while Beijing is yet to say anything on casualties, however it was reported that five PLA soldiers died as well. This has been the worst stand-off between the two regional powers in over 45 years.