Although the next president of India will be a member of the Dalit caste, the decline of the sympathetic BSP party and the rise of cow politics has made Dalits, especially Buddhist Dalits, less hopeful.
Keeping India’s policy on an even keel will take constant work and will require periodic “wins” for Trump to feel that his—and American—interests benefit from this relationship.
The rise of Hindu nationalism in India is transforming Indian Muslims into second class citizens, while the South Asian brand of Islam has lost some autonomy because of growing influence from the Gulf.
While several strategic factors and past investments will sustain the U.S.-India relationship in the short-term, the current path points in the direction of a plateau.
Trump’s unpredictable opinions on China causes concern for leaders in New Delhi. The United States and India may have reached a fork in the road, as Trump and Modi maintain conflicting visions of cooperation.
Despite the current uncertainty surrounding bilateral ties, India ought to approach the United States with confidence, assured that the evolving competition in Asia makes a strong partnership between Washington and New Delhi destined for success.
When Trump and Modi meet for the first time, they will likely focus on defense deals. They may also discuss areas of mutual interest, including trade, investment, and counterterrorism.
A personal rapport between U.S. President Donal Trump and Prime Minister Modi could be a key factor in defining the security cooperation between the two countries.
The integration of Portugal to Europe and India’s status as a growing economic power have created favorable conditions for reengagement between Portugal and India.
Modi’s visit to the city where the first era of globalization began, five centuries ago, symbolically reflects India’s efforts to push forward, seeking to reclaim spaces it has been absent from for too long.