Topic – Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests.
3) USA’s withdrawal from the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty brings back the worrisome echo of the cold war. Examine(250 words)
Why this question
The article discusses the recent decision of USA to withdraw from the INF treaty and examines it’s implications. It is important to understand the contents of the treaty and what it means for arms control and strategic relations around the world.
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to explain the treaty and discuss the decision of USA to withdraw from the treaty. We need to examine the implications of such a decision and discuss what it portends for the future of arms control.
Examine – When you are asked to examine, you have to probe deeper into the topic, get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any .
Structure of the answer
Introduction – discuss why this issue is in news.
- Explain about the INF Treaty – Signed in 1987 by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, it barred both countries from deploying land-launched cruise missiles in the 500- to 5,500-km range.
- Discuss the rationale behind USA’s decision to withdraw from the treaty
- Discuss the strategic impact it is likely to have – bring out the point of view of European nations, what it means for the strategic security in indo Pacific.
Conclusion – Give your view and discuss what should India’s view be on this development.