Claude Arpi

OPEN TO OPINION

He is a French-born author, journalist, historian and Tibetologist.

POLITICS

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What do we know so far about the French presidential elections

Emmanuel Macron emerged the winner (24 per cent) and made it for Round 2 on May 7 with Marine Le Pen, second with 21.3 per cent.

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What China doesn't get about Dalai Lama's popularity in Tibet and India

His immense popularity obviously irritates Beijing whose propaganda is unable to win the masses.

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Pakistan's dream corridor is going to burn a hole in its pocket, and then some

No one really seems to know just how CPEC plans to be a game-changer for Pakistan.

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Is India prepared to take on the new China challenge?

For Beijing, the present show of force in Xinjiang goes along with the strengthening of its border defence.

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When Nehru hid the truth about China building a road across Indian territory

It is difficult to believe that the information available with the CIA was unknown to their Indian counterpart.

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India needs to be wary of two-faced China

While Beijing projects a mild face abroad, it has not been so 'normal' at home.

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Can India even have smart cities?

How could this change the lives of city dwellers, particularly in places like Delhi, where traffic and pollution are increasing by the day?

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India's defence is backward and unequipped when compared to China

It is high time for the Indian military to seriously embark on its long march to modernisation.

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Why François Fillon looks to be France's next President

What really differentiates him from his opponents (Juppé and Hollande in particular), are his views on Russia.

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Politics of happiness: What Bhutan can teach the world about dealing with migrants

It would have been unable to promote Gross National Happiness if the ticklish émigré issue had not been solved.