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FROM NON-ALIGNMENT TO PRO-IMPERIALISM: CLASS AND FOREIGN POLICY IN INDIA

Jayantanuja Bandyopadhyaya

The magnitude, sense, and direction of a state’s foreign policy are determined, in any given period of time, by both domestic and external factors. One of these factors is the exogenous inputs and stimuli received by the state from the international system, i.e., from other states and groups of states. For example, the foreign policy of the USA between 1945 and 1990 was based on the grand strategy of an ideological and strategic confrontation with the Soviet Union. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union around 1990, the USA and its strategic allies have adopted the strategy ofimperialist domination of the world through economic and military ...

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