Quid Pro Quo? The Question of India's Subordination to the 'American Narrative'

Authors

  • Vijay Prashad

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-063-05-2011-09_4

Keywords:

Global Economic Crisis, Political Economy

Abstract

In April 2011, the Wall Street Journal's South Asia columnist Sadanand Dhume published a piece entitled "It's Time to Re-Align India." Meeting in Hainan, China, the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) called for a multipolar world (i.e. one no longer dominated by the Atlantic powers, led by the United States) and for a less militaristic approach to common problems—with special reference to the imbroglio in Libya, fast becoming the twenty-first century's Yugoslavia. Focusing on India, Dhume wrote in response: "Like a monster in a B-grade horror film, India's love affair with non-alignment refuses to die…. The end of the Cold War should have ended this approach to foreign policy. Unfortunately, it hasn't."

Published

2011-10-04

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