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 us in an elite membership of world superpowers. by way of a few fiscal symptoms, the 2 Asian giants are already the second one and 3rd greatest economies on the earth, and they're constructing world-class militaries to counterpoint that financial clout. whereas Beijing and Delhi have spent the earlier half-century loose from armed clash and luxuriate in cordial diplomatic kinfolk, components of contention have shadowed the connection because the nations went to conflict in 1962 over their disputed Himalayan border. within the twenty-first century, that contention has advanced in unpredictable methods, advancing in a few arenas and chickening out within the face of growing to be cooperation in others.

Cold Peace: China–India contention within the Twenty-First Century updates and deepens our knowing of the ChinaIndia courting through unraveling the advanced 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 designated 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 executive 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 probability Perceptions in China-India family, the border dispute, Tawang, Tibet, the Dalai Lama succession factor, maritime safeguard, and the position of the U.S. and Pakistan in SinoIndian kinfolk, Cold Peace presents a entire exam of the evolution of ChinaIndia relations.

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