Thursday, May 27, 2010
India and Turkey on a Global Stage
Nitin Pai's recent Pax Indica column is also well worth a read. Particularly sobering is his assessment that despite the many interests that should push Washington and New Delhi closer together, "it is uncertain if the two countries can achieve collaborative 'win-win' solutions to common challenges." For those who've counted on an India "automatically" being in America's camp in the future, his analysis as to why India should "swing" between Washington and Beijing should be carefullynoted.
Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and others cannot wait indefinitely for a US-Iran settlement - one way or another.
They have business to conduct, water pipelines to build, trade to regulate, travel to facilitate, etc.
They cannot afford the fantasy life of DC.