At India-Africa Summit, Solidarity but Not Consensus for Global South

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi, India, Oct. 29, 2015 (AP photo by Bernat Armangue).
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi, India, Oct. 29, 2015 (AP photo by Bernat Armangue).

Last week, I was in New Delhi to attend the Asian Forum on Global Governance, at the same time that 40 African leaders were gathering in the city to meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the India-Africa Forum Summit. The scheduling was a coincidence, but the official summit added some real-world insight to the nongovernmental deliberations at the Asian Forum. Relations among the countries of the Global South have become an important feature of the debate about how to reform the institutions of global governance. However, in contrast to the predictable Cold War-era positions of the Non-Aligned Movement […]

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