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Webinar: China-India Relations 2020-2030: Preparing for the Decade Ahead

Wed, Jul 8, 2020, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

You are cordially invited to a webinar presentation on the topic:
China-India Relations 2020-2030: Preparing for the Decade Ahead
Dr. Jonathan D. T. Ward

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

**This event will also be streamed live on Facebook. **


This event is part of the China Series sponsored by The Institute of World Politics.

About the lecture: The clashes on the China-India border in June 2020 may prove to be a decisive turning point in the relationship between the world’s two largest nations. The clashes at Galwan mark the first use of lethal force against a neighbor by the Chinese military in the 21st Century and are likely to usher in a sharp and lasting deterioration in China-India relations. China and India fought a brief border war in 1962, deeply damaging the relationship, but relations gradually recovered over the decades. This century began with closer economic ties even as regional competition accelerated and one of the world’s longest and most forbidding land borders remains unresolved. However, bloodshed on the Himalayan border threatens to derail any gains made in the bilateral relationship since the Modi-Xi meeting at Wuhan in 2018, and most importantly, it is likely to add new momentum to the US-India relationship. The 2020s have already shaped up to be one of the most significant geopolitical turning points in generations as the US-China relationship deteriorates, but as China wages a two-front competition against two of the world’s leading democracies, America and India, what will the decade have in store for us and how can US policy-makers and strategists best prepare for a new paradigm in Asia?”

About the speaker: Dr. Jonathan D. T. Ward received his Ph.D. from the University of Oxford in China-India relations, explaining strategic views of India held by the Chinese Communist Party ahead of the Border War of 1962. In the course of his research at Oxford, Dr. Ward gained Communist Party diplomatic archives in Beijing that have now been sealed to the world. Now based in Washington, DC, he is the author of China’s Vision of Victory, a primary-source based handbook on China’s 21st-century grand strategy, which has been lauded as “a powerful work” by General Petraeus and “a real-life page-turner, if ever there was one” by J. Kyle Bass. He is the Founder of Atlas Organization, a strategy consultancy for government and business focused on China, India, and US-China global competition.

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