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India’s big blackout

August 1, 2012

“Huge blackout fuels doubts about India’s economic ambitions,” wrote the Washington Post after the blackouts occurred.  It’s easy to spot a problem after it has already occurred, but Walter Russel Mead was prescient when he wrote (and we commented upon) a month ago:  “America’s grand strategy in Asia depends, among other things, on continued high growth in India. Right now, India’s energy problems may be even more a threat to long term US hopes for peace in Asia than the whole Chinese fleet.”

 

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