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Wanted: A ‘Shadow of the Future'on India-China Relations
Published in
2007
Volume: 43
   
Issue: 1
Pages: 89 - 91
Abstract

Ever since the end of the Cold War there is a general perception that the international system is no longer shaped by ideological and militaristic rivalries. The concept of ‘security’is also now said to include concerns about economic security, a shift from ‘geopolitics’ to ‘geoeconomics.’While the economic and commercial dimension is an important part of bilateral relations, due to our twentieth century history, it will not be enough to improve ties with China beyond a point. The need is to perceive bilateral relations in the ‘shadow of the future’. In other words, long-term thinking on the part of policy actors is crucial in the process of exploring the means to achieve higher positive outcomes and relatively permanent benefits in bilateral and multilateral relations even if it means foregoing some temporary benefits in the short to medium term.

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