May 11, 2021
2:00pm to 3:00pm

An installment of the Edgerton Series on Responding to a Rising China, featuring Dr. Ashley Tellis of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, on the escalating India-China conflict. Open to the public.

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Dr. Ashley Tellis, Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs and Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Dr. Tellis specializes in international security and U.S. foreign and defense policy with a special focus on Asia and the Indian subcontinent. While on assignment to the U.S. Department of State as senior adviser to the undersecretary of State for political affairs, he was intimately involved in negotiating the civil nuclear agreement with India. Previously he was commissioned into the Foreign Service and served as senior adviser to the ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. He also served on the National Security Council staff as special assistant to President George W. Bush and senior director for strategic planning and Southwest Asia. He is the author of India’s Emerging Nuclear Posture and co-author of Interpreting China’s Grand Strategy: Past, Present, and Future. Read more.


India and China are not only the two most populous countries in Asia, but they are among the most populous countries and the fastest-growing major economies in the world. Despite the increasing need for economic and diplomatic ties, the nations are engaged in a conflict that looks increasingly tense by the day. What is the future of cooperation and competition between India and China? And what are the regional and global implications of fraught India-China relations?

The Edgerton Series on Responding to a Rising China aims to provide proactive and forward-looking solutions to some of the most complex local, regional, and global issues facing the United States and China today, through regular engagement in debates and discussions with the foremost experts in Chinese affairs. The Edgerton Series is made possible by generous support from the Edgerton Foundation. We thank Dr. Bradford and Ms. Louise Edgerton for their continued support and dedication to the Pacific Council.


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