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The Making of US Foreign Policy for South Asia

This article on the making of US foreign policy for south Asia examines the US strategy of "offshore balancing" in historical perspective. It spans the cold war period when the US supported Pakistan against India in checking the rise of the latter, the postcold war period when the Clinton administration seemed to be willing to accord recognition to India's overwhelming military, economic and diplomatic preponderance in the region, and the post-September 11, 2001 period during which India is inclined to "bandwagon" with the world's sole superpower.
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