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بداية ترامب القوية والمفاجئة مع الهند

واشنطن - تم الاجتماع الاخير بين رئيس الوزراء الهندى نارندرا مودي والرئيس الامريكى دونالد ترامب، وكانت التوقعات متواضعة. وحتى الحكومة الهندية قللت من زيارة مودي للبيت الابيض كزيارة "عادية  ". ومع ذلك، انتهى زعيما الدولتين الديموقراطيتين الأكثر اكتظاظا بالسكان في العالم إلى تحقيق تقدم هام، مما يدل على قوة الدبلوماسية لتحويل التحديات إلى فرص.

إن العلاقة بين الولايات المتحدة والهند، على الرغم من أنهما أصبحتا قريبتان من بعضهما البعض، كانت مثقلة بالقلق المتبادل حتى وقت متأخر. بالنسبة لإدارة ترامب، ركزت المخاوف حول قضايا مثل تزايد العجز في التجارة الثنائية، وتشريد العاملين في الولايات المتحدة من قبل المتخصصين في تكنولوجيا المعلومات الهندية، واستخدام الهند المزعوم لاتفاق باريس للمناخ  لاستخراج مليارات الدولارات من المساعدات.

الهند، من جانبها، كانت قلقة على نحو متزايد بشأن نظرة إدارة ترامب الانعزالية، وعلى وجه الخصوص، بشأن التراجع واضح إزاء آسيا، حيث كانت الولايات المتحدة الضامن الرئيسي للأمن على مدى السنوات ال 70 الماضية. وقد أدت هذه التصورات إلى إضعاف الآمال في أن الهند والولايات المتحدة  شريكان استراتيجيان موثوق بهما.

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