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Over the past 25 years Mongolia has benefited substantially from its ‘multi-pillar’ foreign policy. The country prioritised relations with its two powerful neighbours – Russia and China – creating a geopolitical context that has enhanced its security and economic growth. At the same time, Mongolia developed the concept of ‘third neighbours’ – large, global powers w...
A border defence agreement, signed by India and China in October 2013, is the first indication of a thaw in relations between the two countries in five years. It follows growing mistrust by both sides over a number of issues, including territorial disputes and border tensions. But while there appears some willingness to improve relations, there is still an underlyi...
Pramit Pal Chaudhuri
The cool-headed handling by China and Japan of recent incidents concerning the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, especially the provocations of nationalist ‘activists’ on both sides, and the purchase of three islands by the Japanese government, underlines that the two powers understand that each would lose out from any escalation of the conflict. Japan is deal...
Dr. Stefan Lippert