Trump’s Great Game

India Today - - UPFRONT -

In an ar­ti­cle for the Hud­son In­sti­tute, Michael Pills­bury, a China ex­pert and for­mer US de­fence of­fi­cial who has served as ad­vi­sor to Don­ald Trump, noted that one of Bei­jing’s big­gest con­cerns about the new US Pres­i­dent was whether he “sup­ports In­dia’s claims to Arunachal Pradesh”. He wrote that the US “has not taken a po­si­tion” on the is­sue, although since 1962 Amer­ica has ac­tu­ally recog­nised the McMa­hon Line as the bor­der—and so Arunachal as In­dia’s. Is Trump con­sid­er­ing us­ing Arunachal as a bar­gain­ing chip with the Chi­nese?

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