Dhruva Jaishankar, Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings India, tells Aditi Phadnis of the Business Standard that India should take advantage of Donald Trump’s election as US President and shape an outcome to its advantage.
After a long hiatus, a Republican has become the President of the United States. And it is not just any old Republican but Donald Trump, who is above all, a man who understands business and finance. What does his becoming US President mean for South Asia as a region and India in particular? Since the end of the Cold War, India has largely preferred working with …
This article first appeared in the Business Standard on November 26, 2016. Like other products of the Brookings Institution India Center, this article is intended to contribute to discussion and stimulate debate on important issues. The views are of the author(s). Brookings India does not have any institutional views.
[President Trump's counterparts fear that Americans] do not feel they need to lead the world anymore... The United States is still the dominant power out there – the Atlantic alliance is still alive. But [Trump's] foreign policy weakened some of the elements.