August 20, 2004

TOO LATE, THE PRESIDENT FIGURED IT OUT BEFORE YOU:

India as a rising power (Yevgeny Bendersky, 8/21/04, Asia Times)

Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has undergone major strategic reassessments of its capabilities and geopolitical reach around the globe. As the threat of a single force - the USSR - receded and then disappeared altogether, new challenges arose. One such challenge was the relationship with several countries that have begun to gain clout and importance on the world's political, military and economic scene. While Washington's attention has been fixed on the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and China, a country somewhat neglected by US policymakers has steadily gained in importance and has the potential of being one of the world's major geopolitical players - India.

Well, except for the fact that the President has made an unprecedented effort to embrace India as a key ally.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 20, 2004 6:32 PM
Comments

I can't imagne an administration doing a better job, especially having to walk the India-Pakistan tightrope. And it's been persistent effort. This item, A Remarkable Turnaround: U.S.-India Relations is from 2002. In addition to devoting the whold article to belaboring the obvious about India's importance, does this guy think Bush runs the country by himself?

Posted by: Dave Sheridan at August 21, 2004 5:45 AM
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