Essay Topic - Expansionism vs. Development: India, China and the Asian Century
Talking to the Indian troops in Nimu, Ladakh, on July 2, Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to nations choosing the path of expansionism – vistarwaad – versus peace and development – vikaswaad. He was referring to China as being Expansionist, a concept he said was dated and belonged in the 18th century, unsuitable for today.
This essay seeks to define the concept of Expansionism, whether it is the dominant doctrine today, who defines it and who practices it. Is it in fact, the pursuit of Development in the current Asian economic and security matrix, the dated doctrine?
It is set in the background of a geopolitical shift of great power today from the West, to the continent and oceans of Asia. The protection of today’s Asia is the result of past expansionism, and its progress is the outcome of determined development.
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