Выстраивание партнерства между Индией и США

ВАШИНГТОН, округ Колумбия. Первый потенциальный визит президента США Барака Обамы в Индию дает уникальную возможность скрепить глобальное партнерство с быстро развивающейся мировой державой. Индия, которая к 2030 году должна стать третьей или четвертой по величине экономикой мира, может стать самым важным стратегическим партнером Америки.

В ближайшие десятилетия сильное двустороннее партнерство окажется жизненно важным для управления ростом Китая, а также содействия азиатскому балансу сил, что благоприятно для Индии, США и Азии в целом. Успех Индии как демократии также укрепляет глобальную свободу и защищает более широкие американские интересы.

Однако, как отметили многие наблюдатели, американо-индийские отношения в последнее время стали вялыми и дрейфующими. Виноваты в этом обе страны. Обама по понятным причинам сосредоточился на конкурирующих приоритетах, в том числе проблемах экономики США и продолжающихся войнах за рубежом. Правительство Индии было подобным образом занято внутриполитической борьбой и проблемами поддержания устойчивого экономического роста на фоне растущего давления к перераспределению. Кроме того, индийские чиновники должны по-прежнему вскармливать незначительный, хотя и растущий, электорат, который поддерживает быстро трансформируемые отношения с США.

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