Ep31. Is India a neopopulist Disorderer or a potential Orderer?

Published: April 2, 2024, 4 a.m.

b'India is arguably the world\\u2019s only rising great power. As the world\\u2019s largest democracy and soon to be third largest economy it is the globe\\u2019s most serious aspirant for becoming the 6th permanent member of the UN Security Council. Despite this economic and foreign policy heft, since independence in 1947, India has stridently resisted being aligned with any one particular geopolitical \\u201ccamp\\u201d.\\xa0 It has always wanted to retain its \\u201cstrategic autonomy\\u201d and to avoid being treated as a junior partner to any major superpower.\\xa0 Recently, India has hedged between Ukraine and Russia, btw the BRICS and America, and btw Israel and the Arab World. As a result, India has successfully maintained cordial ties with many of the world\\u2019s top powers, but has it done so as an Orderer or as a Disorderer?\\xa0\\xa0\\n\\xa0\\nTo discuss, Alex Hall Hall is joined by Indrani Bagchi \\u2013 one of India\\u2019s most respected foreign policy journalists, a former Associate Editor for the Times of India, and currently Chief Executive Officer of the Ananta Centre. The duo discuss India\\u2019s approach to Russia, China, the UK, and the Israel-Gaza conflict. At the interview\\u2019s conclusion, while trying to Order the Disorder, an incensed Jason butts in with his strong personal hunch that India has much latent ordering potential but that Modi has deliberately squandered it in pursuit of his divisive and disordering neopopulist policies.\\xa0\\n\\xa0\\nTwitter: @DisorderShow\\xa0\\n\\xa0\\nSubscribe to our Substack: https://natoandtheged.substack.com/\\xa0\\xa0\\n\\xa0\\nWebsite: https://natoandtheglobalenduringdisorder.com/\\xa0\\xa0\\n\\xa0\\nProducer: George McDonagh\\xa0\\nExec Producer: Neil Fearn\\xa0\\n\\xa0\\nShow Notes Links\\xa0\\n\\xa0\\nFind out more about India\\u2019s wealth income inequality from TIME here\\n\\xa0\\nRead about Kejriwal\\u2019s arrest here\\n\\xa0\\nFor more on India\\u2019s election here\\xa0\\n\\nLearn about how Modi\\u2019s Neo-Populist consolidation here\\n\\xa0\\nMore on the arrest of opposition politicians here\\n\\xa0\\nAnd about the killing of a Sikh activist in Canada here\\nLearn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices'