Although aimed at American audiences, the Indian strategic community could well benefit from the rare discussion on geoeconomics offered by Blackwill and Harris.
India must begin to take Trump seriously and assess the sources and consequences of America’s changing worldview.
The idea that India must unilaterally cede a veto to China over its partnership with America reveals an enduring strategic diffidence in Delhi. It also shows little awareness of either China’s geopolitical tradition or of modern India’s diplomatic practice.
The Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement would help Indian forces, especially its navy, to operate far from subcontinental shores at a moment when New Delhi has to secure its widely dispersed interests in the Indian Ocean and beyond.
Engagement with the U.S. defense establishment is only an important first step towards Delhi’s strategic appreciation of the stakes in the development of artificial intelligence and associated technologies.
In a rapidly evolving global landscape that is unforgiving of military misadventures, there is an urgent need for policymakers in both India and the United States to strengthen the instruments of economic diplomacy.
A real strategic partnership between major powers is not just about one-off major initiatives but also about the practical application of the partnership across the wide array of issues.
The real value of the U.S.-Indian partnership will come when both nations begin to view the other as indispensable for resolving the challenges at the core of today’s global disorder.
After the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, likely the last in the series, the primary challenge will be sustaining the momentum generated by these meetings thus far.
The U.S. president sees the world as a messy place not always amenable to the use of American force.