In the wake of the Ukrainian crisis, there was apprehension that U.S. foreign policy might just end up taking the wrong turn and focusing on Russia. But Biden's new National Security Strategy portrays Russia as a declining imperialist power and pins the focus on countering China in the Indo-Pacific.
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A ceasefire in Ukraine and rapprochement between Russia and the West is in India’s best interests. Given border tensions with China and India's continued dependence on Russia for arms, policymakers in New Delhi must live up to the task of finding a new equilibrium in these disorderly times.
In this episode of Beyond the Headlines, Mohamed Zeeshan spoke with Chris Kremidas-Courtney, a former NATO and U.S. Army veteran of 32 years and a senior fellow at the Brussels-based Friends of Europe. Chris spoke about the Ukraine conflict, how we got here, and what the war means for the world.
India's military ties with Russia are already suffering. But in addition, India's fence-sitting in Ukraine proves to Russia that it is not as reliable an ally as China, and to the West that it is not an ally at all. India ought to look within for what it stands for and what it hopes to achieve with its foreign influence.
China and Russia have long exercised outsized influence over Mongolian affairs. But under Mongolia's 'third neighbour' policy, India has an opportunity to help Mongolia balance China. In return, India will gain crucial access to Mongolian energy reserves and leverage against China in its sphere of influence.