The costs of escalating conflict along the China-India border are greater than they were in 1962. Both sides know they must avoid the worst-case scenario.
Bruce Riedel is a senior fellow and director of the Brookings Intelligence Project, part of the Brookings Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence. In addition, Riedel serves as a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy.
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Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Order from Chaos.
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