The United States and Asia

A recent essay in Foreign Affairs magazine discusses the ups and downs of the US’s relations with India over the past century and how important it is for the two countries to have a working relationship as we move into the future.

The article fails to address, however, the dynamic between India and China, a relationship that is rapidly evolving and will have a major impact on the US as it attempts to define its role in Asia. “China and India Make Nice” is but one of many articles discussing the joint military exercises between India and China in rural South Western China over the past month.

American anxiety over the rethinking of its unquestioned world super-power status is well founded, especially in Asia where seemingly uncontrollable Chinese growth is overshadowing the ambitions of other countries whose actions have large implications  for the US.

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