We talk to Vijay Prashad about the likelihood of passage and the geopolitics of the US-India Nuclear Deal. Despite the U.S.’s apparent consternation over Iran’s development of nuclear technology, last month, the House of Representatives voted 359-to-68 in favor of a US-India Nuclear Deal. Under the deal, the U.S. would exempt India, which has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty from US laws that bar trade with countries that have refused to sign the nonproliferation treaty. The Senate is now considering approval. Is the Senate likely to approve the deal? What does this pending deal signify about India’s policies towards its Asian neighbors? How is the Indian public reacting?
This piece was originally published in Asia Pacific Forum.