Critically assess how 9/11 changed US foreign policy in relation to ONE of the following regions Middle East European Union OR

The recent warm Indo-US relations didn’t establish overnight. There are three major developments which took place in last 15 to 20 years that forced both the countries to come close to each other for their national interests. The foremost development was the end of Cold War era which remained focal point of US foreign relations. India had nonalignment policy during that period. Therefore, end of Cold War created a room for both countries to change their foreign policy in terms of new scenario. Second, India set up excellent financial reforms at the start of 90s. It was the first time when Indian government opened its borders for international trade. Huge population of India was a huge market for US multinational private sector companies. Lastly, the world has seen a tectonic shift at the start of 21st century, and of course India has come as one of the emerging countries. (America’s Strategic Opportunity with India: The New U.S.-India Partnership Author(s): R. Nicholas Burns). The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 offered New Delhi a golden opportunity to deepen its security links with Washington. New Delhi promptly endorsed President Bush’s declaration of war on terrorism and promised full cooperation. … In the presence of such diversities, India per capita GDP is $1122 which is definitely a mark of its greatest democracy. Traditionally United States is a great supporter of enhancing the democracy on the globe and in this context it always has appreciated the Indian contribution for establishing the democracy in a third world country. However India, despite of being an incredible polity and having remarkable democratic value, still seems short of preserving US interests with respect to political system. India is not promoting the democracy to flourish in other countries. Actually, the effects of colonialism are still evident on Indian culture and that’s why the country is still hesitant, however, its own contribution to set the largest democracy is the feature which forces the Washington to keep Indian governments to create political reforms across the world (Toward Realistic U.S.–India Relations). Both India and the US share the common view of China as a potential and major future threat. and, have common interests in circumscribing the rise of China. In the long term, there is the possibility of establishing strategic relations with each other to contain China by using the other as a core element for balancing Beijing, especially at a time when each has trouble with China (Nicholas Burns, 2007, p.139). The likelihood of India becoming a military counter to China or its attractiveness as an alternative market, however, is questionable and certainly not immediate. A big concept of relationship is highlighted by many self-proclaimed realists in America and India that the US-Indian cooperation shouldn’t be conceptualized as a way to set competition against China. Washington must