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Atmospherics, substance, and US strategic partnerships

While there is great personal chemistry between Obama and Modi, India is unwilling to become a junior partner even as it welcomes US global supremacy.

Mr Obama and Mr Modi wrote an unprecedented joint editorial in The Washington Post during Mr Modi's visit to the US last year.

AMERICA'S global dominance is built on the support of partners who are supposed to adhere to the great power's foreign policy. But at times the allies refuse to oblige, sparking a struggle between the larger US hegemon and the smaller partner.

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