Prof. Sumit Ganguly is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science and holds the Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations at Indiana University, Bloomington.
His most recent books are Deadly Impasse: India and Pakistan at the Dawn of a New Century (Cambridge, 2016), Ascending India and Its State Capacity co-authored with William R. Thompson (Yale University Press, 2017) and The Future of US-India Security Cooperation edited with Christopher Mason (Manchester University Press, 2021).
In 2018-2019 he was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the South Asia Institute of the University of Heidelberg. Professor Ganguly is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also a columnist for Foreign Policy.com.
Dr. Pramod Jaiswal, Strategic Affairs Editor at Khabarhub, spoke to Prof. Sumit Ganguly on the issues related to Biden’s Foreign Policy.
How do you assess President Biden’s Foreign Policy doctrine? Do you see Biden’s foreign policy priorities in line with his hallmark, “America is back” that he proclaimed after taking office?
I certainly think so because you can see the United States’s re-engagement with the world, the decision to return to the Paris Climate accords, an attempt to revive the US-Iran nuclear agreement, attempts to restore the degree of calamity with western European allies, contrary to popular belief consultation with Western European allies on critical issues and a focus on competition with Russia and China who are the principle antagonists of the United States.
The Biden administration has signaled its intention to “right-size” the U.S. military presence in the Middle East and began the process by pulling anti-missile systems out of Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. Will we be observing a significant restructuring of the US military footprint in the Middle East?
One imagines that’s goin
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