India in 10 years: Relearning navigation in foreign waters4 min read 03 Feb 2017, 11:52 PM IST
India will have to craft a new strategy for managing its ties with great powers
In thinking about the challenges for India’s foreign policy in the next 10 years, it is useful to remind ourselves that there is no future: There are many possible futures. The course of international politics over the coming decade will be shaped by many imponderables—not least the choices that states and powerful individuals will make. At the same time, it is important not to boil everything down to leaders and decision makers. This may be particularly tempting in the age of Donald Trump. Yet, as Karl Marx famously said, people make history, but not in circumstances of their own choosing. Structural features and larger trends may be better guides as we ponder the decade ahead.
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