Claude Arpi

OPEN TO OPINION

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

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How a football match exposed China's growing paranoia over Tibet and the Dalai Lama

Recently, the Chinese U-20 men’s team walked off a pitch in Germany to protest activists unfurling the Tibetan flags.

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EU's defence partnership has lessons for India

New Delhi must find strategic partners to prepare for tomorrow.

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What Congress party won't tell you about Tibet’s invasion by Chinese 'Liberation Army' in 1950

Differences between Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Jawaharlal Nehru are still not out in the public

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India must be wary of Xi Jinping's China

Whether it follows a 'peaceful rise' or a more tumultuous one depends on the leader's capacity to impose a 'rule of law'.

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Why the Doklam standoff is far from over

Delhi needs to remain fully alert and ready to tackle any situation, military or otherwise.

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Doklam may be over, but China isn't done with India just yet

For Beijing, attack remains the best form of defence, but vital changes have taken place within the People’s Liberation Army.

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Shutting down of old Silk Road exposes China's OBOR hypocrisy

When Beijing today speaks of One Belt One Road, it omits to say there was once a flourishing commerce which it closed.

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Why MEA needs history lessons to find a solution to the Doklam standoff

Lack of a Historical Division is hurting the ministry of external affairs.

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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.

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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.