Beijing’s planned dam on the Yarlung Tsangpo river (the Brahmaputra in India) could be another sore point between the neighbours, who are locked in a border dispute.
From the Shah to the Gulf War and Isis and beyond, America has often seemed unsure whether it is friend or foe to Iran. It’s a tangled relationship that is littered with strategic blunders.
In Afghanistan and Syria, against al-Qaeda and ISIS, Soleimani once helped the American cause. Now his death at US hands is uniting America’s enemies against it.
Pakistan-based Jaish e-Mohammed (JeM) has for years sought to end India’s sovereign hold on Jammu and Kashmir.