7/2 The Escalating Crisis on the India-China Border w/ Achin Vanaik

July 2, 2020

Michael Brooks hosts writer Achin Vanaik to discuss his recent piece in Jacobin magazine, “The Escalating Crisis on the India-China Border,” and why each country’s foreign policy deserves blame for the escalation.

On today’s show: Biden looking for Cuban and Venezuelan American votes with red baiting anti-Trump ad.

Writer Achin Vanaik joins us to discuss his recent piece in Jacobin magazine, “The Escalating Crisis on the India-China Border,” and why each country’s foreign policy deserves blame for the escalation. The historic origins of the India-China border dispute going back to colonial times and followed by the Cold War. How the US-China conflict has affected India’s relationship with the US. US efforts to keep both India and Pakistan as strategic allies in the region, particularly in the post-9/11 era as the US has sought hegemony in the Middle East. The differences between the Chinese and US governments in how they approach foreign policy. The weak criticisms offered by India’s opposition parties on Modi’s aggression towards China.

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