India China Encounters-Allies and Competitors. A global perspective

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    Abstract

    The aim of this contribution is to explore the comparative political economic relations between India and China in a critical framework focusing on the bilateral and strategic foreign policy ties. The intention is then to discuss the intertwined geo-political and geoeconomic foreign policy alignments in the global context where both countries share similar interests when it comes to op-posing the US and European Union (EU) in climate change policy, world trade and to a certain ex-tent in security and energy matters. However disagreement persists on unresolved problems in terms of attracting FDI and other economic issues such as access to energy. When it comes to the regional Asian setting, the global alignment and foreign policy convergence appears to be replaced by a much more competitive relation in strategic terms and the two entities act more as rivals for regional hegemony than as potential allies especially when it comes to getting energy resources. As a con-clusion to the paper, a discussion of possible perspectives is provided by pointing to the soft versus hard power diplomatic relationship between the two countries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date21 Feb 2015
    Number of pages23
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2015
    EventInternational Studies Association - Hilton, New Orleans, United States
    Duration: 18 Feb 201521 Feb 2015
    Conference number: 56

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Studies Association
    Number56
    LocationHilton
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityNew Orleans
    Period18/02/201521/02/2015

    Bibliographical note

    paper presented at the panel "Are the Rising China and India Questioning the Old World Order? IR from a Non-Western Perspective, ISA 56th Convention, New Orleans

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