As the coronavirus pandemic continues to aggravate tensions between the U.S. and China, it has impeded multilateral coordination in tackling both public health and economic crises across the globe. India now finds itself in a pivotal position.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s two-day visit is designed to partially tickle his vanity, but, as importantly, it is to boost his chances of returning to office in the 2020 U.S. general election.
As President Donald J. Trump makes his maiden visit to India, it is a genuine opportunity to reaffirm the strategic contours of a relationship that is currently a bit too defined by trade differences.
The balance of power in the Asia Pacific is undeniably shifting as a result of the growing power and influence of China, the rise of other middle powers, and the prospect of Western retrenchment.
Recent reports suggest that U.S.-Taliban talks, to end the war and pave the way for intra-Afghan reconciliation, are expected to resume shortly.
For India, the equation is pretty simple: better diplomatic relations between the United States and Iran would let New Delhi deal more smoothly with both countries. A decline in the relationship adversely affects Indian interests.
Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has emerged as the sole superpower in world politics. What role did American diplomacy have to play in its emergence as a great power?
What is increasingly apparent is that the imposition of reciprocal tariffs on goods is a symptom of a larger structural shift in Sino-U.S. relations.
Speaking to the press ahead of his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India and Pakistan could resolve their problems bilaterally without involving “any third country.”
As Indian strategic analysts increasingly accept the need to counterbalance China’s growing military power and assertiveness, there is little consensus on how this can be realistically achieved.