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Embracing the Rise of India and China

India and China are on the rise; and whether they do so peacefully or not, the United States will need to pay close attention.

Anja Manuel, co-founder and partner of RiceHadleyGates LLC, a strategic consulting firm, served as an official at the US Department of State responsible for South Asia policy, and the author of This Brave New World: India, China and the United States (Simon & Schuster, 2016), discusses how Asia is expected to surpass the combined strength of North America and Europe in economic might, population size and military spending in the next decade and a half, and offers an alternative to alienating countries like China and India.

Manuel, who served in the State Department during the Bush administration, says U.S. policy toward China and India has been fairly consistent across administrations, landing somewhere in the "commonsense middle."

"If Trump is elected president, we’re no longer in that commonsense middle."



 2016-05-12  16m