Playing Chess With China

The fraught relationship between Asia’s two major powers makes former Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale’s recent book, The Long Game: How the Chinese Negotiate with India, both topical and invaluable. No other work, scholarly or otherwise, specifically examines China’s negotiating behavior with India with this level of analysis. Gokhale, who […]

China Is OK With Interfering in Guinea’s Internal Affairs

China’s condemnation is something of a surprise, given that Beijing has predicated its foreign policy on the principle of noninterference since 1955—basically staying out of other countries’ “internal affairs,” whether that’s a rebellion, coup, or human rights abuses. China never truly abided by this principle—former Chinese leader Mao Zedong aided […]