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India and the Balance of Power

Author: C. Raja Mohan, Professor, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
July/August 2006
Foreign Affairs


India is on the verge of becoming a great power and the swing state in the international system. As a large, multiethnic, economically powerful, non-Western democracy, it will play a key role in the great struggles of the coming years. Washington has recognized the potential of a U.S.-Indian alliance, but translating that potential into reality will require engaging India on its own terms.

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