Q.2 Strategic partnerships capable of re-shaping the international global order cannot be based simply on a negative agenda. In the context of this, examine the need for a reckoning with how interrelated climate and trade are to securing U.S.-India leadership globally, and how their strategic efforts can flounder without a sincere commitment to a robust bilateral agenda on both fronts. (10 Marks)

Mentor’s comment- In the intro, mention COP26 and India’s commitment to net-zero targets. In the body, mention increasing India-US ties around the shared concerns around China. In the next part, mention the need for collaboration in the areas of trade and climate change, a collaboration between two countries under┬áthe Climate and Clean Energy Agenda Partnership. … Continue reading Q.2 Strategic partnerships capable of re-shaping the international global order cannot be based simply on a negative agenda. In the context of this, examine the need for a reckoning with how interrelated climate and trade are to securing U.S.-India leadership globally, and how their strategic efforts can flounder without a sincere commitment to a robust bilateral agenda on both fronts. (10 Marks)