lørdag 6. februar 2021

US-India relations: Biden should embrace Trump’s example and see India as a balance against China

India has been a most vocal critic of China’s foreign policy initiatives. From the Belt and Road Initiative and standing up to China militarily at Doklam, to promoting the idea of issue-based coalitions in the maritime sphere and rejecting the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership before other nations were talking about economic decoupling from China, India has made it possible to envision an Indo-Pacific order not dominated by China.

The Modi administration’s vision of a multipolar world and in particular a multipolar Asia – as expressed by India’s External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar – fits well with a US strategy that positions India as a regional balancer.