6/19/20 Eric Margolis on the World’s Most Dangerous Border Dispute
Scott interviews Eric Margolis about the recent border skirmishes between Chinese and Indian troops, which have resulted in deaths on both sides. The border between these two countries has been in dispute practically since its creation, and neither Scott nor Margolis sees a simple resolution anytime soon. Luckily the latest clash seems to have been limited to spontaneous hand-to-hand brawling, rather than representing a coordinated strategic attack, and Margolis thinks it’s unlikely to escalate any further for the moment. Still, if the border dispute were to escalate, the entire world could be in danger, since both countries have nuclear weapons. Meanwhile, President Trump doesn’t appear to be helping the situation, as he tries to strengthen America’s relationship with India as an ally in the growing hostilities against China.
Eric Margolis is a foreign affairs correspondent and author of War at the Top of the World and American Raj. Follow him on Twitter @EricMargolis and visit his website, ericmargolis.com.
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