South Asia and Beyond

“The More China Threatens, The More The Quad Will Be A Central Group This Century”

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point‘, Jeff M. Smith, Director, Asian Studies, The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. and Co-Editor of the think tank’s paper, Winning the New Cold War: A Plan for Countering China in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Jeff Smith discusses The Heritage Foundation’s ‘Winning the New Cold War: A Plan for Countering China’ “that offers the U.S. government, business community, and civil society a comprehensive policy agenda for securing a prosperous American future while confronting the greatest external threat the U.S. has faced since the collapse of the USSR.” One of the paper’s recommendations is “the U.S. should aid India in developing the capabilities necessary to prevent continued Chinese incursions across the two countries’ disputed border and the naval capacity to remain a responsible steward of the Indian Ocean.” The report concludes “the measures outlined in this plan are comprehensive and ambitious. They will require coordinated action across multiple government agencies and Congress, state and local governments, and partner nations. Ultimately, however, China is foremost an Oval Office problem: The U.S. President must exercise leadership in directing a national plan, as the President’s predecessors did during World War II and the Cold War. The President must galvanise Congress to act”.

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