New Delhi: The churn in geopolitics — both just before the outbreak of COVID-19 and during the pandemic — has forced every nation, particularly the more powerful ones, to look for options to further their own interest.
Globalisation is paving way for nationalism and calls for self-reliance. This has happened not only in India, but around the world, including the United States. Every nation is looking at the emerging new World Order in which China may play a bigger role and challenge the United States’ pre-eminence.
Against this backdrop, Council for International Economic Understanding — a think-tank focusing on global economics — along with Defence.Capital — your go-to destination for news and analysis on strategic affairs, military matters, and aerospace-defence business — hosted this exciting and scintillating discussion yesterday evening.
The topic was “The New World Order and The Options for India“. Top geopolitical and economic brains of present-day India — former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu, former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s former Adviser Dr Sanjaya Baru, former Foreign Secretary and Chairman of National Security Advisory Board Shyam Saran, and Swadeshi Jagran Manch national co-convenor Dr Ashwani Mahajan debated the issues surrounding this topic threadbare.