India, China and Russia: The Game Of Thrones Continues
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  • Jimmy Chacko

    I completely agree the focus on Brussels and the EU’s soverign debt crises is relevent only as cautionary tale. The writings on the wall, their best case outcome is managed decline. India presents the use with the greatest opportunity for a lasting partnership in Asia built on common values. But obviously not everyone in India is in favor joining the anglosphere axises its up to the next president to continue the one positive trend of the Bush/Obama years.

  • Anthony

    “…few geopolitical relationships matter more than the one between the two Asian giants….” Northeast and Southeast Asia are becoming 21st century regions with interests developing beyond region (new world realities as well as shifting dynamics).

  • Kris

    “Via Meadia recommendation: watch India closely.”

    What?! That’s your job!

  • thibaud

    One of the best suggestions yet to emerge from Via Meadia.

    I’m a dyed-in-the-wool europhile, but the truth is that India is now more important to us than Britain or the EU.

    We should be moving thousands of diplomats, military and economic experts from Europe to Asia, with a large percentage of them going to India.

    I suspect that the reorientation that Mr. Meade wishes for will come about only when the Indian diaspora in the US begins to encourage its children to enter politics. It will probably take a generation.

    Perhaps it would help if we had a kind of 21st century version of the Rhodes Scholarships, with 20-30 Indian high achievers/future leaders annually arriving at Harvard and Stanford for two year stints in which they’d develop their appreciation of the US and create deep, lasting ties to the US establishment.

  • Bart Hall (Kansas, USA)

    One of Bush 43’s great achievements was in beginning to build an alliance with India. Follow-up from the Obama administration, however, has been almost non-existent.

    We’ve missed a good opportunity that would have cost us next to nothing — to make a gift of our last conventional aircraft carrier, the ‘Kitty Hawk’, which the Indians would quite competently re-habbed to continue growing their blue-water navy during the transition to indigenous 60,000 tonne carriers, the first of which is due to enter service within a decade.

    The first indigenous carrier is to be INS ‘Vikrant’ due to enter service in about five years, but it is a 40,000 tonne bottom.

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