Will India and China Cooperate?
Rather than becoming an ally, India is more likely to become one of the Asian countries that will tend to balance China’s strategic rise, says Harvard professor Joseph Nye.
Talk of India as a future great power is unavoidable, and some Indians predict a tri-polar world, anchored by the U.S., China, and India, by mid-century. India’s population of 1.2 billion is four times that of the U.S., and likely to surpass China’s by 2025. Vijay Joshi of St John’s College, Oxford, argues that, "if we extrapolate present trends, India will have the world’s third largest national income (after the US and China) within 25 years." ... In terms of soft power, India has an established democracy, and a vibrant popular culture with transnational influence.
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
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