Double Trouble: A Realist View of Rising Chinese and Indian Power

Author
Eric Heginbotham, George J. Gilboy
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
The Washington Quarterly
Volume
36
Issue Number
3
Publication Date
Summer 2013
Institution
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Abstract
Washington sees Indian power as part of the solution to the challenges posed by the rise of China. But an objective assessment of Chinese and Indian national interests and international actions suggests it is far more likely that each will pose significant challenges to U.S. interests, albeit of different kinds. India will be no less likely than China to pursue vigorously its own interests, many of which run counter to those of the United States, simply because it is a democracy.
Political Geography
United States, China, India