India and the United States in the 21st Century: Reinventing Partnership
July 22, 2009
This week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made the first visit by a senior Obama administration official to India in an effort to urge an “exciting new approach” to relations between the two countries. While there, Secretary Clinton engaged in discussions on clean energy technology and women’s rights, and signed a deal allowing the sale of sophisticated U.S. defense technology to India.
In a brand-new book India and the United States in the 21st Century: Reinventing Partnership, Asia Foundation trustee Teresita Schaffer, former U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs, examines the strategic partnership between the United States and India. Below is an excerpt. For more information, visit the Center for Strategic & International Studies website.
“The ten years between India’s nuclear tests and the approval of the U.S.-India civil nuclear cooperation agreement have seen remarkable changes in the way the United States and India deal with one another. A much expanded bilateral relationship and a dense web of private ties point toward increasing interaction on the global scene. Still, India’s international ambitions send an ambivalent message. India sees the United States as a means of fulfilling its goals, but sometimes as a potential obstacle to them. The uneven record of U.S.-India consultations about the world beyond the subcontinent suggests that the two countries have only begun to understand where their regional and global hopes do and do not coincide.”
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