Sourabh Gupta

Sourabh Gupta

Sourabh Gupta is a senior fellow at the Institute for China-America Studies in Washington

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Asian Angle | Trump’s vanishing act sours Asia ties just as China hits a sweet spot

Twelve months ago the US president dined with Xi Jinping in the Forbidden City. Now, he’s nowhere to be seen even at the height of summit season. Just like its leader, US influence is at risk of disappearing

17 Nov 2018 - 5:36AM

Twelve months ago the US president dined with Xi Jinping in the Forbidden City. Now, he’s nowhere to be seen even at the height of summit season. Just like its leader, US influence is at risk of disappearing

Trump’s vanishing act sours Asia ties just as China hits a sweet spot
Asian Angle | The Pope has kissed and made up with China. Can the Dalai Lama?

Pope Francis has pulled off a landmark deal by getting Beijing to recognise the Vatican’s influence – and his approach may impart valuable lessons to the Dalai Lama, should there be any hope for reconciliation with Tibet on the cards.

9 Oct 2018 - 10:43AM

Pope Francis has pulled off a landmark deal by getting Beijing to recognise the Vatican’s influence – and his approach may impart valuable lessons to the Dalai Lama, should there be any hope for reconciliation with Tibet on the cards.

The Pope has kissed and made up with China. Can the Dalai Lama?
Asian Angle | Trump joined China trade and North Korea at the hip, each now drags the other down

The US president’s policy aims are potentially in tatters – and his predicament is entirely of his own making.

3 Sep 2018 - 6:29PM

The US president’s policy aims are potentially in tatters – and his predicament is entirely of his own making.

Trump joined China trade and North Korea at the hip, each now drags the other down
Opinion | China scores with Asean play as Trump’s America loses its way in South China Sea

US’ paltry down payment on its Indo-Pacific strategy is only matched by its faltering security commitment to Southeast Asia.

3 Aug 2018 - 6:46PM

US’ paltry down payment on its Indo-Pacific strategy is only matched by its faltering security commitment to Southeast Asia.

China scores with Asean play as Trump’s America loses its way in South China Sea
Opinion | US and China: who tried to avert a trade war and who forced it?

The two have moved in entirely opposite directions over the past six weeks when it comes to fulfilling the bilateral obligations stemming from their May 19 agreement.

7 Jul 2018 - 7:52PM

The two have moved in entirely opposite directions over the past six weeks when it comes to fulfilling the bilateral obligations stemming from their May 19 agreement.

US and China: who tried to avert a trade war and who forced it?
Quick Take | And you thought China is the only country Trump has gone to war with?

At least China has enough muscle to fight its corner – America’s ‘friends’ may not be so lucky.

7 Jul 2018 - 7:14AM

At least China has enough muscle to fight its corner – America’s ‘friends’ may not be so lucky.

And you thought China is the only country Trump has gone to war with?
Trump-Kim statement isn’t vague – it’s just flexible enough to work

Despite its many critics, the Trump-Kim summit paves the way to peace on the Korean peninsula by avoiding the pitfalls of deadlines and demands – the diplomats will work all that out later.

15 Jun 2018 - 10:01PM

Despite its many critics, the Trump-Kim summit paves the way to peace on the Korean peninsula by avoiding the pitfalls of deadlines and demands – the diplomats will work all that out later.

Trump-Kim statement isn’t vague – it’s just flexible enough to work
Asian Angle | India’s actions in South China Sea will speak louder than its words

Speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi articulates a vision of his country’s role as a stabilising force in an Indo-Pacific regional order currently in flux.

1 Jun 2018 - 7:01PM

Speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi articulates a vision of his country’s role as a stabilising force in an Indo-Pacific regional order currently in flux.

India’s actions in South China Sea  will speak louder than its words
Asian Angle | Donald Trump proves trade wars with China are good and easy to win

The US-China stand-off is over after both leaders sent top officials to hash out a deal that would end their quarrels over trade, investment and intellectual property rights.

25 May 2018 - 5:11PM

The US-China stand-off is over after both leaders sent top officials to hash out a deal that would end their quarrels over trade, investment and intellectual property rights.

Donald Trump proves trade wars with China are good and easy to win
On Reflection | Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi have jump-started a new era in China-India ties

A meeting between Presidents Xi and Modi in Wuhan that lowered temperatures on the China-India border will be remembered as the moment the countries began a fresh, virtuous cycle in relations.

7 May 2018 - 9:33AM

A meeting between Presidents Xi and Modi in Wuhan that lowered temperatures on the China-India border will be remembered as the moment the countries began a fresh, virtuous cycle in relations.

Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi have jump-started a new era in China-India ties
Opinion | Kim meets Moon: for real peace on the peninsula, leave Korea to itself

The inter-Korea summit brings the greatest chance for peace since the 1953 armistice. Grasping it requires more than Pyongyang dismantling WMDs. It needs Koreans to realise it is they alone who can determine their destiny.

29 Apr 2018 - 10:13AM

The inter-Korea summit brings the greatest chance for peace since the 1953 armistice. Grasping it requires more than Pyongyang dismantling WMDs. It needs Koreans to realise it is they alone who can determine their destiny.

Kim meets Moon: for real peace on the peninsula, leave Korea to itself
China-US trade war: look closely – Trump has zero ammo

Aside from a few technicalities, Washington doesn’t have a legal leg to stand on accusing Beijing of unfair trade practices, and most in the know – meaning not the US president – are well aware of that fact.

6 Apr 2018 - 8:18PM

Aside from a few technicalities, Washington doesn’t have a legal leg to stand on accusing Beijing of unfair trade practices, and most in the know – meaning not the US president – are well aware of that fact.

China-US trade war: look closely – Trump has zero ammo
Locked and loaded, China and the US are marching into a trade war

The omens have been there since a reality TV star took an unlikely tilt at the US presidency. Now Donald Trump is reaching for the trade gun in his holster. Make no mistake: the China-US trade war is finally upon us.

23 Mar 2018 - 1:07PM

The omens have been there since a reality TV star took an unlikely tilt at the US presidency. Now Donald Trump is reaching for the trade gun in his holster. Make no mistake: the China-US trade war is finally upon us.

Locked and loaded, China and the US are marching into a trade war
Will Xi Jinping build on Deng Xiaoping’s legacy – or unravel it?

Rather than dictatorship, the Chinese president’s first-term record reveals a charismatic leader whose every action appears aimed at sustaining collective authority.

20 Nov 2017 - 8:27PM

Rather than dictatorship, the Chinese president’s first-term record reveals a charismatic leader whose every action appears aimed at sustaining collective authority.

Will Xi Jinping build on Deng Xiaoping’s legacy – or unravel it?
What South China Sea rivals can learn from the Doklam border dispute
Forget the chatter, Asean-China relations are actually stable
Why now’s not the time for an oil embargo on North Korea
India’s got itself into a fine mess in Doklam, it’s time to get out and let China and Bhutan work it out
What China’s Belt and Road has to learn from 1920s America
Xi and Trump’s message from Mar-a-Lago: Yes We Can
Is Trump about to turn America’s back on Asia?
How Trump’s Taiwan gambit could suck Japan, Korea into a war