Shivshankar Menon, a distinguished fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings and a former Indian foreign secretary and national security advisor, shares some of his experiences behind the scenes of some of India’s most critical foreign policy decisions. In his new book, “Choices: Inside the Making of India’s Foreign Policy,” Ambassador Menon reflects on the difficult choices that one of the world’s great, rising powers has had to make.
Also in this episode, part three of a conversation with Greg Clark, author of the 2016 book, “Global Cities: A Short History.” You can listen to part one about the history of global cities in our November 4 episode, and part 2—a discussion of cities to include Singapore, Vienna, and San Diego—aired on December 9.
- Inside the making of India’s foreign policy
- India’s role in the world: A conversation with Shivshankar Menon
- How great power competition has changed
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[Because India cannot tackle China's growing presence on its own,] you have now seen a broader switch in Indian strategy that has involved both developing its own capabilities and welcoming other external actors.