China Is Building Entire Villages in Another Country’s Territory

Since 2015, a previously unnoticed network of roads, buildings, and military outposts has been constructed deep in a sacred valley in Bhutan.

An illustration picture shows pills, tablets, caplets, and capsules of medicine in Lille on May 7, 2017.

Addicted in Bhutan

The country’s substance use spike is undermining its focus on gross national happiness.

Indian military recruits during a parade near Srinagar, India, on March 4, 2015. (Rouf Bhat/AFP/Getty Images)

Is India Starting to Flex Its Military Muscles?

A new willingness to use force beyond its borders suggests that a sleeping giant may be awakening.

People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers deployed for United Nations (UN) peace keeping missions line up at their base in China's central Henan province before being sent to Africa, 15 September 2007. China will send a 315-member UN multi-functional engineering unit to the Dafur region of Sudan in October  to build and maintain barracks, roads, helipads and bridges.  AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

The China-India Border Standoff: What Does Beijing Want?

And why has the Trump administration been so conspicuously silent in supporting a key ally?

To go with India-China-military-diplomacy,FOCUS by Pratap Chakravarty  (FILES) In this file photograph taken on July 4, 2006, an Indian soldier communicates with colleagues on a walkie talkie at Nathula Gate, leading to the Nathu La border crossing between India and China, some 50 kms (31 miles) east of Sikkim state capital Gangtok.  A recent Chinese think-tank suggestion that India should be broken up into smaller states has touched a raw nerve in India and highlighted the prickly relations between the giant neighbours. Fears of India's vulnerability were heightened by naval chief Sureesh Mehta admitting on August 10, 2009 that India could not compete with China on defense spending and warned Beijing was "creating formidable military capabilities." AFP PHOTO/FILES/Deshakalyan CHOWDHURY (Photo credit should read DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY/AFP/Getty Images)

How Long Can China and India Avoid War in the Himalayas?

The Doklam crisis shows how quickly a conflict could blow up between Asia's giants.

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