Do not take lightly the conflict transpiring on the Himalayan border between China and India, Asia’s nuclear powers that are the world’s most populous nations.
Twenty Indian soldiers were killed in the latest clash in the Ladakh region of India and the strategic Galwan Valley on Tibet’s border. Some sources claim that 42 Chinese soldiers also preished. There had been no disputes on the 3,500-kilometer border between the two countries since 1975, and nobody had died.
China’s rise, India’s equalizer role. Why now?
If we perceive the problem as border conflict alone, it would not be worth our time. Negotiations would begin. Tensions would be alleviated. Border conflicts are common.
However, if we take into consideration China’s rise, its desire to become a global leader, India’s prominence as a “pro-West” equalizing power, the fact that the two nations are the world’s most populated countries, that they are centers of gravity, and cannot be provoked by a border conflict, we need to evaluate the other side of the coin.
The region is also concerned with Kashmir, which is partially held by both India and Pakistan. Kashmir is an area that has led to great wars between India and Pakistan. The military partnerships and deals between China and India in recent years and the military partnerships between India, the U.S. and Israel should be taken into consideration.
World’s most terrifying geopolitical war zone. Dozens of countries in danger
The world’s most terrifying geopolitical conflict is currently transpiring in the region spanning the Pacific and Indian Ocean, which encompasses dozens of countries from the Koreas to Australia.
This showdown is between the U.S., Europe, and China. In other words, it is between the West and the East. Besides India and Pakistan, this showdown also includes South and North Korea, Japan, The Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
All of these countries are going to have to pick a side in the power struggle between the East and the West, in the U.S. and Europe’s plans to siege China, in the power struggles in the Pacific/Southeast Asia. It appears that there is no third option.
Western political mind pushing India on the ground against China
India is one of the leading countries of the U.S./Western alliance in Asia. It is one of the countries limiting China in Japan, South Korea, and Australia.
Pakistan and Indonesia, which had taken place in the Western alliance during the Cold War era and the period following it, are seeking to escape U.S. influence. They are getting closer to the new power rise in Asia and establishing military and economic partnerships with it.
The Western political mind is egging India against China on the battlefield. It is supporting it militarily, economically, and technologically. It is clear that China is not going to want to exacerbate the conflict with India at such a time. However, India will escalate the crisis. This is how it has been defined.
South Asia, the Pacific region will explode
The Atlantic axis, in other words the U.S. and Europe, have infinitely lost the power to control the global order. The indisputable privilege they had for centuries no longer exists.
This is perhaps the first time in the last four centuries that non-Western powers are forming (have formed) to challenge the West’s sovereignty. Yet, the West is not at all pleased with this. It is spreading the showdown into regions far from its own.
Power conflicts were common in the Middle East and Africa until now. However, it seems that conflict is going to break out in Southeast Asia, the Pacific region and take on an extremely dangerous form.
The East Turkestan, Tibet matters: Striking China at its weakest
As China strives to break the U.S. influence in its backyard like Indo-China, it also appears to have accepted the risks of a showdown inside Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe.
The border conflict between India and China is now hoisting this showdown to an upper league. The U.S. and the West have played their strongest cards. The present Indian administration is aware of the West’s weakness and is trying to accumulate power through it.
However, it is clear that this is an extremely risky plan. A prolonged crisis between China and India may lead to India’s collapse and to a war between India and China. While all this transpires, the Tibet and East Turkestan matters will be particularly brought up. This is China’s greatest weakness.
A message was sent through North Korea
North Korea attacking the borderline by blowing up the building used for dialogue and threatening South Korea simultaneously with the India-China border conflict was no coincidence. It was a message sent to the U.S., to the Western alliance. It was in no way limited to the two Koreas. It was meticulously connected to the tensions between India and China.
For the time being, the U.S. and China are testing each other’s waters. This is being carried out with an unprecedented war of words and tactics, which give rise to the feeling that a storm is brewing.
Sieging China after Russia. Everything has been topsy-turved. They are attacking the West
After the Cold War ended, the U.S. and the Western Alliance had sieged Russia through the Balkans, East Europe, and Central Asia. Now they are doing the same thing to China. They are trying to confine it through the Pacific countries, through India and South Asian countries.
Yet the West’s hand is no longer as strong as it used to be. It seems that the tide has turned. Russia is fighting back to strengthen its hand in East Europe, the North Sea, the Baltics, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Meanwhile, China is conducting harsh interventions in Africa, Latin America, inside Europe, South Asian countries, Indo-China countries, and in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. It is attacking all of Europe’s areas of influence.
Striking US, Europe in their own cities
The internal tensions in the U.S., the picture of helplessness in Europe after the epidemic, the attack on symbols of racism and colonialism, mass protests and the risk of a social furore all feed on this great showdown.
While U.S. President Donald Trump was saying, “Terrorist organizations are in our country,” he must have known who brought these organizations home. This is the first time in centuries that the showdown has reached this dimension, because this is also the first time that the power map has spread out to such an extent. While India is abusing China in the name of the U.S./West, North Korea is threatening South Korea against the U.S. and the West. Both blocs are pressing each other’s buttons to the extent that a war could break out around the Philippines.
This conflict can be seen in all the regions mentioned above.
All fault lines on earth are going to be activated. Who will collapse, who will rise?!
If we fail to see the big picture, if we are unable to comprehend the change in the global power map, we won’t possess the foresight to see what comes next.
If China and India solve the conflict at the world’s zenith by “setting up negotiations,” the crisis will still grow. It is the power struggles that tell us this, not the negotiations. Since this is the case, the first impact will be on Pakistan, Korea, Tibet, and East Turkestan.
The global power showdown between the East and the West, between the U.S./Europe and China and Asia is going to be prolonged. All fault lines on earth are going to be activated. This is going to bring destruction to numerous countries while presenting a window of opportunity to others.