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Bhutan and the border crisis with China

Pollock, John (2021) Bhutan and the border crisis with China. South Asia @ LSE (19 Jul 2021). Blog Entry.

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Amid rising tensions in the Himalayas, the kingdom of Bhutan is being drawn into an asymmetric border crisis with China, with implications for all South Asia. In the disputed Doklam and Pasamlung regions, China’s presence is now visible within Bhutanese territory, and Beijing has upped the ante further recently, claiming Sakteng near the border with Arunachal Pradesh (in India). John Pollock argues that with Sino-Indian relations already damaged by other events, Bhutan is seeing its territory encroached on as Beijing seeks advantage over India.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2021 13:30
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2021 23:28

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