Impact of U.S. 2016 Presidential Elections on India-America Relationship
By Dhritimaan Sharma
Years make a name for themselves. If 2015 had been the year of Syrian war causing massive displacement and exodus of its citizens, 2014 saw Narendra Modi become the Indian Prime-minister with a thumping victory. And 2016 will be the year of the American Presidential election with its uniqueness. Many may ask what a non-American has got to do with it. On the contrary, every nation, developed or under-developed, and in turn its citizens, shall find impact of this political event. Because today, being in the good books of U.S. is politically critical for any nation.
The President of the United States of America is the world’s most powerful individual neither because he presides over the world’s largest economy representing 22% of global GDP (IMF data) nor because he controls the nation’s near invincible might of arms, but because he enjoys the legitimate democratic mandate of his country’s citizenry.
U.S. Elections 2016 and India-U.S. Relations
By Dr (Mrs) Satinder Bhatia
US elections are a much watched event the world over, particularly because of the political and economic power that rests with USA. Sure, in a dynamic world, power equations can change quickly. However, the economic might of USA is such that power equations will have to change drastically for them to have a significant impact. That is why, Mr Donald Trump’s slogan ‘Making America Great Again’ may not be very tenable.