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.
Washington’s newly acquired taste for public diplomacy could result in squandering the recent gains in the U.S.-India strategic partnership.
Those outside America must ignore the elite condescension towards Trump and appreciate that his advance reflects an unprecedented churn in American politics.
Delhi finds Washington’s argument that the F-16s will help Pakistan counter terrorism in the region somewhat incredulous.
In 1962, betrayed by China, India reached out to America for help. A fascinating story of what might have been a vital strategic partnership.
Whether they survive the primaries or not, Trump and Sanders reflect the growing American unease with the postwar consensus in Washington on the terms of U.S. engagement with the world.
In the wake of the attack on Pathankot, Washington must remember India-Pakistan ties improve when it refuses to intercede.