A personal rapport between U.S. President Donal Trump and Prime Minister Modi could be a key factor in defining the security cooperation between the two countries.
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 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.
If New Delhi wants to secure India’s interests in the turbulent Trump era, it must necessarily overcome the internal inertia against transactional diplomacy.
As Russia moves closer to China and the United States faces an unpredictable administration, European alliances are becoming valuable and inviting for India.
To sustain India's rise, Delhi must advance its economic policies, engage in defense sector reform, and construct strategic partnerships to navigate the power shifts among America, China, and Russia
As Trump generates a new round political turbulence in India’s western neighborhood, India must embark on a more activist policy in the Middle East that goes beyond its hollow rhetoric.
Because the Indo-Pacific region promises to become the new center of gravity in global politics, its security problems intimately affect the safety, prosperity, and international position of the United States, as well as the wellbeing of its allies.
Because the rise of China implicated American and Indian strategic interests, U.S.-India relations at least since the Bush Administration have been very robust and very promising.
The first diplomatic encounter between Trump and Xi is bound to set the tone for Asian geopolitics in the near term.