REALPOLITIK | The last decade, US-India alignment, and the Kavanaugh hearings
A decade of disruption (the financial crisis to today). Reflections on political tumult over the past decade. Examination of US-India alignment. Iran-Saudi competition in Pakistan. US policy on Chinese containment. The Kavanaugh hearings.
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