Monday, June 17, 2019

Modi wades into Eurasianism — M. K. Bhadrakumar

If international diplomacy indulges in symbolism, this must be one of the most poignant ones in world politics in the recent times. The RIC has always been a red rag for the US — ever since the great Soviet strategic thinker and Kremlin statesman Yevgeny Maksimovich Primakov first proposed the tantalising idea in 1999. The profound symbolism cannot be lost on Trump that India is consorting with the two “revisionist powers” on the planet (Russia and China) which, according to the US, are each working its way toward making a power grab on the world stage....
Russia, India and China jointly control the "world island" (Halford Mackinder), the home of 80% of the world's population. An RIC alliance would dominate the world economy, with the US as an outlier relegated to dominating only the Western Hemisphere and having to contend with RIC incursion into Latin America.

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Modi wades into Eurasianism
M. K. Bhadrakumar | retired diplomat with the Indian Foreign Service

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