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If Trump believes that an exhausted United States must step back from being the first responder to Eurasian crises, Modi has talked up the idea of India as a leading power that must take greater regional and international responsibilities.
The upcoming meeting between Prime Minister Modi and President Trump offers a chance for Modi to clearly articulate India’s interests, and perhaps help Trump think of India as an opportunity.
The only solution to the Afghan conflict is a political one. An open-minded approach by India can help secure the gains of the previous fifteen years.
India must focus on Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania if it wishes to shape Eurasia’s geostrategic transformation.
The traditional props that have framed India-U.S. relationship over the last two decades—including those on shared democratic values and a common interest in Asian balance of power—can no longer provide an effective guidance to the Trump era.
India’s prolonged quest to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization brings into sharp relief an enduring tension between competing geopolitical ideas.
One way of lending substance to the Indo-Pacific cooperation between India and Australia is to identify specific subregions for practical cooperation, such as the Bay of Bengal.
If New Delhi wants to secure India’s interests in the turbulent Trump era, it must necessarily overcome the internal inertia against transactional diplomacy.
Given the breadth and depth of the Indo-Russian relationship, the divergence in their strategy for the South Asia region is worrying.
Economically reintegrating the Bay of Bengal is a promising way for India and other nearby states to enhance their prosperity. Doing so will require government-led coordination and private investment.