9/6/17 Eric Margolis on the escalating India-China conflict and ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

by | Sep 6, 2017 | Interviews

Author and journalist Eric Margolis returns to the show to discuss the slow motion war escalating between China and India that Margolis has long believed is an inevitability. The conflict between the two nuclear powers centers on their desire to control the Himalayan region between the two countries, which gives whichever country controls it significant leverage over the rest of the region. Margolis recaps the modern history of Chinese-Indian tensions and the history of how the British created a militarized conflict between the Indians and Pakistanis in Kashmir. Finally, Margolis discusses the escalation in Myanmar and its historical roots in Buddhist fearmongering in Sri Lanka.

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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