Zachary Keck

The Myth of India as a Great Power

Plus, Fukuyama on dealing with China and Xi Jinping as China’s new imperial president. Pacific Realist links.

Zachary Keck
The Myth of India as a Great Power
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In the forthcoming issue of The National Interest, Raja Mehon has an article arguing that those who hail India as a great power are badly mistaken. Of India’s great power potential: “The road is long, the advance slow and the arrival date uncertain.”

Gordon Chang is more optimistic now that Modi is in power, writing: “Move over, China. In a decade, India could have both the world’s biggest population and fastest-growing major economy. Yes, it’s premature, but we can see why Modi talks about our era as ‘India’s century.’”

Friend of The Diplomat, Harry J. Kazianis, has an interesting new China Policy Institute paper on Air-Sea Battle.

On Real Clear Defense, Mackenzie Eaglen and Charles Morrison argue that China’s cyber espionage is most certainly eroding America’s military superiority.

Over at Stanford, Francis Fukuyama has a new grand strategy paper on “Dealing with China.”

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Meanwhile, in the new edition of Foreign Affairs, Elizabeth Economy has an excellent essay on Xi Jinping as China’s new imperial president.

Also in Foreign Affairs, Richard Haass on how the U.S. should deal with the unraveling of the post-Cold War international system.

The Jamestown Foundation’s new China Brief has articles on a South China Sea ADIZ, the Sino-Japanese thaw and the patronage network of Hu Jintao.

The Lowy Institute analyzes the reinvention of former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who has just taken over the Asia Society’s new policy institute.