Dr Happymon Jacob speaks with Dr T.V. Paul, James McGill Professor of International Relations at McGill University, about the contemporary international order.
Dr Paul identifies the peculiarities of the current global order, which he states is in a period of transition and flux. He assesses India’s place in the world today, and critically analyses its quest for great power status.
He dwells upon a multiplicity of hard as well as soft power factors that constitute a great power. He throws light on India’s trajectory in search of great power status, highlighting the areas where it faces major challenges.
Dr Paul also discusses India’s soft balancing strategy vis-à-vis China and with other great powers in general.