How can India become a regionl hegemon? Obstacles and beneficient factors
Essay from the year 2014 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Peace and Conflict Studies, Security, grade: A, Massey University, New Zealand (Centre of Defence and Strategic Studies), course: International Security Studies, language: English, abstract: With the United States as the dominant power in the western hemisphere and China in the east, it is hard to argue against the fact that India is an emerging power on the global scene. The first section of the essay, examines India's economic growth, globalization, military and nuclear power, relations with foreign powers and regional stability as factors that would elevate India to regional hegemon status. The latter part of the essay, explores lack of leadership and abandonment of regional responsibilities as obstacles to India achieving regional dominance. The essay concludes by arguing in favour of India as a potential regional hegemon in South Asia.
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