Foreign Relations & International Law

ChinaTalk: History and Future of India-China Relations

Jordan Schneider
Thursday, April 25, 2024, 12:00 AM

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India’s elections are underway! What does the future hold for the world’s largest democracy? Will the election results impact India-China relations? What about India-US relations?

To discuss, ChinaTalk interviewed Dr. Raja Mohan, Director of the Institute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore.

Co-hosting today is James Crabtree, author of The Billionaire Raj.

We get into:
• What the border disputes between China and India can tell us about the political economy of the two nations;
• The anti-imperial history that frames India-China relations;
• Modi’s election prospects and India’s spirit of democracy;
• What score Biden’s diplomatic team has earned in Southeast Asia;
• Criticisms of Modi and accusations of democratic backsliding;
• Opportinities for friction in the US-India relationship, including Trump tariffs, immigration, and Russia;

• Whether the US is making a “bad bet” on India, and how India is prepared to involve itself during an invasion of Taiwan.

Outtro Music: Jhoome Jo Pathaan Vishal-Shekhar, Arijit Singh, Sukriti Kakar, Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani, Kumaar
12 Bande 12 Bande - song and lyrics by Varinder Brar | Spotify

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Jordan Schneider is the host of the ChinaTalk podcast and newsletter. He previously worked at Kwai, Bridgewater and the Eurasia Group. His Chinese landscape paintings "show promise."

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