Xi Jinping’s Himalayan Overreach
Xi Jinping’s Himalayan OverreachFriday, January 15, 2021Hoover Institution, Stanford University
The Hoover Institution hosts Xi Jinping’s Himalayan Overreach on Friday, January 15th from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PDT.
Chinese expansionism under Xi Jinping is injecting greater instability and tension into the Indo-Pacific region. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the relationship between China and India, which make up more than a third of humanity and over a fifth of the global economy. That relationship has come under severe strain following China’s stealth encroachments in the northernmost borderlands of Ladakh in 2020. The aggression promises to sharpen the rivalry between the two Asian giants and engender important changes in Indian defense, trade and foreign policies.After his remarks, Professor Chellaney will join Hoover Institution Fellows Larry Diamond and David Mulford in conversation.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERSBrahma Chellaney is a professor of strategic studies at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi and a Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow of the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin. He has held appointments at Harvard University, the Brookings Institution, Australian National University and the Nobel Institute, Oslo. He is author of nine books, including Water: Asia’s New Battleground (Georgetown University Press), which won the Bernard Schwartz Award.
Larry Diamond is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI). He chairs Hoover’s project on China’s Global Sharp Power. His most recent book is Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency (2019).
David Mulford is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. As US ambassador to India (2004-2009), he played a key role in fostering the growing partnership between New Delhi and Washington. Amb. Mulford has also served as chairman international at Credit Suisse, assistant secretary and undersecretary of the Treasury for international affairs (1984-1992), and senior investment advisor to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (1974-1983). He has a DPhil from Oxford University.