China-India Rivalry in the Twenty-First Century
In recent years the narrative surrounding China's ';peaceful rise' has given way to a more ominous story of friction, ambition, and great-power rivalry. As Chinese foreign policy has grown more nationalist and assertive, its intensifying competiti...
Cold Peace takes us on a fascinating tour through the Himalayas to the Indian Ocean and from Tibet to Pakistan to deconstruct the complex layers of the Sino-Indian relationship. In describing the rivalrous cooperation between China and India, Jeff M. Smith has crafted the rare book that is valuable to the veteran policymaker and accessible to the interested reader. -- Kurt Campbell, former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Chairman and CEO of The Asia Group, LLC Smith's analysis sheds new light on the complex dynamics underpinning the turbulent China-India relationship. Part history book, part policy tome, Cold Peace delivers. -- Richard Myers, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Drawing upon numerous interviews, as well as other material, Jeff M. Smith demonstrates why the interactions among India, Pakistan and China, are, and will continue to be, of vital concern to the U.S. policy makers for years to come. -- Dov Zakheim, former Under Secretary of Defense Cold Peace offers a comprehensive survey of the geostrategic interaction between China and India. Smith looks into little-studied arenas of rivalry such as the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Based on extensive interviews with Indian and Chinese analysts, this book gives new insight into the views and policies of both Beijing and New Delhi. A solid, insightful, first rate work. -- John W. Garver, Georgia Institute of Technology; author of Protracted Contest: Sino-Indian Rivalry in the Twentieth Century
Jeff M. Smith is director of South Asia Programs and Kraemer Strategy Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council.
Foreword Section 1: Threat Perceptions 1 A Civil Rivalry Section 2: Territory 2 Defining the Dispute 3 Return to Rivalry 4 The Elusive Settlement Section 3: Tawang and Tibet 5 Tawang 6 Tibet 7 The Rise of the Sikyong and the Succession of the Dalai Lama Section 4: Third Parties 8 The United States in China-India Relations 9 Sweeter than Honey: Pakistan in China-India Relations Section 5: Turf 10 China and the Indian Ocean: A Quest for Energy Security 11 Securing India's Ocean: The Andaman and Nicobar Islands 12 India Looking East: Freedom of Navigation and the South China Sea Section 6: Trade 13 Trade and the Global Commons 14 Summary of Conclusions Bibliography