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Commentary – India as American ally

This has little to do with my current research, but I’ve found India fascinating for years, wrote about its strategic rise for The National Journal, and, this week, contributed a comment to The National Journal‘s “expert blog” on security issues on the long-view importance of President Obama’s recent visit there:

 First of all: I am glad President Obama backed India for a seat on the United Nations Security Council. They deserve it. For all our differences, they are not merely a more natural ally than most nations but, in the long term, the best candidate for our successor as the leading power of what is called, with ever-greater inaccuracy, “the West.”….

 For the rest of my post and posts from the other invited commentators, go to the NJ “expert blog” discussion page.

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