Cold Peace: China–India Rivalry in the Twenty-First Century by Jeff M. Smith

By Jeff M. Smith

The twenty-first century is probably going to witness Asia’s biggest civilizations, China and India, sign up for the USA in an elite membership of world superpowers. by means of a few monetary signs, the 2 Asian giants are already the second one and 3rd biggest economies on the planet, and they're constructing world-class militaries to enrich that fiscal clout. whereas Beijing and Delhi have spent the previous half-century loose from armed clash and luxuriate in cordial diplomatic family, parts of competition have shadowed the connection because the international locations went to battle in 1962 over their disputed Himalayan border. within the twenty-first century, that competition has developed in unpredictable methods, advancing in a few arenas and taking flight within the face of becoming cooperation in others.

Cold Peace: China–India competition within the Twenty-First Century updates and deepens our knowing of the ChinaIndia dating by means of unraveling the complicated layers of the modern ChinaIndia contention. This ebook attracts from over a hundred interviews with subject-matter specialists, executive officers, and armed forces officials in India, China, and the USA among November 2011 and July 2013. It additionally advantages from infrequent and distinct box learn on the disputed ChinaIndia border in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh; on the contested city of Tawang within the Himalayas; at Dharamsala, the seat of the Tibetan govt in Exile; on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands; and on Hainan Island, which administers China’s South China Sea territories. With 14 chapters devoted to issue-specific experiences, together with risk Perceptions in China-India kinfolk, the border dispute, Tawang, Tibet, the Dalai Lama succession factor, maritime protection, and the position of the U.S. and Pakistan in SinoIndian family members, Cold Peace presents a entire exam of the evolution of ChinaIndia relations.

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