This week, as India celebrates 70 years of independence, it celebrates also its status as a great power. As the most important “global swing state,” the nation is actively courted from all directions. But what kind of power will India become?
The answers to these three questions will determine not just India’s role in the world but the nature of great power politics in the 21st century.1. Will India convert its demographic potential into economic growth?
India’s population is 1.3 billion today, and it is expected to pass China’s in the next decade and reach 1.7 billion by 2050. India has more youth and fewer elderly than China — and as the Chinese generation born of the one-child policy comes of age, that gap will only grow.… Seguir leyendo »