I think ‘control’ is too far here. Even India barely controls India. India and China are in no way Allie’s (would be great if they were). I think these are just multi polar relations, not some new empire, certainly not with junior partner Putin on top

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Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer living in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sign up for my newsletter at www.indi.ca, and you can reach me at indi@indi.ca.

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