South Asia and Beyond

NATO’s Shift On The China Challenge, Beijing’s Fears Of The Quad & India’s Strategic Autonomy

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist‘, Dr. Jagannath Panda, the Head of the Stockholm Centre for South Asian and Indo-Pacific Affairs (SCSA-IPA) at the Institute for Security and Development Policy(ISDP) and author of ‘India-China Relations: Politics of Resources, Identity and Authority in a Multipolar World Order’ in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.

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Dr Panda discusses the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) priority in the Madrid Summit ‘Strategic Concept 2022’ or blueprint in declaring Russia its “most significant and direct threat”, recognising China’s “stated ambitions and coercive policies” as a threat to the alliance’s interests, security and values, the unprecedented participation of the heads of government from Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) and its future trajectory, the Russia-China “no limits” strategic partnership and India navigating the current geo-political flux with its strategic autonomy.