Claude Arpi

OPEN TO OPINION

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

POLITICS

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Doklam: Why China is on the edge

The PLA is bound to play a crucial role in the power struggle at the top of the party.

POLITICS

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Sikkim papers can help India call China's bluff

It would have an immense historical value today to show that New Delhi and Lhasa had a different relation than the one portrayed by Beijing.

POLITICS

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Sikkim standoff: Why China is on a sticky wicket in Bhutan

Beijing was certainly not expecting that India would come to the rescue and defend the small kingdom.

POLITICS

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China's 'Tibet recipe' in Xinjiang should put India on alert

The stability of the Muslim region is vital for Beijing and its gigantic BRI project.

POLITICS

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China-Pakistan's dam projects in Gilgit-Baltistan should worry India

One of the solutions is to renegotiate the Indus Waters Treaty

VARIETY

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What India can learn from Bali

The babus here are unfortunately unable to understand simplicity and efficiency.

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.

POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

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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.