Category Archives: international news

Doklam might mean nothing to you; but to the people of South Asia, it is a major crisis

The Hindu reports that while India and China continue to stare down each other over a small piece of geography, neighboring countries are watching each move closely. “The escalating tensions [in Doklam] may have culprits on both sides of the … Continue reading

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China and India dispute, as seen through the eyes of the Bhutanese

Recent reports (here and here) on this blog have highlighted the growing tension between India and China, especially relating to which nation will the principal power broker in the Himalayan region. Literally and figuratively, Bhutan is stuck in the middle … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Reuters: Indian sources claiming confrontation today with China

Reuters has the details. A source in New Delhi, who had been briefed on the military situation on the border, said soldiers foiled a bid by a group of Chinese troops to enter Indian territory in Ladakh, near the Pangong … Continue reading

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Heavyweight China on one side. Heavyweight India on the other side. Which tiny nation is stuck in the middle?

The Financial Times examines how a dispute between China and India over a geographically small nation has deep repercussions. “China has been trying to dominate the Himalayan region because it believes unless it does, it will not be able to … Continue reading

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You think you’ve got answers to the North Korea crisis? Hmmm…

The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof suggests that any effort at reining in North Korea is going to be problematic. Donald Trump’s strategy on North Korea is failing. … Barack Obama’s and George W. Bush’s strategies on North Korea didn’t … Continue reading

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Rivals back Al Jazeera as demands continue that it be shuttered

The following excerpt comes from the daily “The Media Today” newsletter, published by As world leaders prepare to gather for the G20 summit in Germany this week, an international diplomatic crisis continues to simmer in the Middle East. The … Continue reading

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Kim Jung Un has done it again (UPDATED)

1st UPDATE: 9:58 p.m. EDT: AFP examines why the U.S. and Japan might especially be angered by the July 4 launch. At their summit in Washington at the weekend, Trump declared that the US had run out of patience with North … Continue reading

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