Document Type : Research Paper


1 Professor, Political Science Department, University of Tehran

2 M.A. International Relations, University of Tehran


Through termination of cold war and in the way of attempts of U.S.A for continuing
cooperation with newly established powerful counties in order to obtain modern
global discipline the relationships between U.S.A and India was increased and
reached to its climax during presidency of George Bush. Nevertheless, this growth
of bilateral relationship was very reduced by selecting Obama as president of U.S.A.
Therefore, this question is raised that what is the main reason for reducing bilateral
relationship between U.S.A and India during presidency of Obama? It seems that
incompatibility of U.S.A and India benefits and changing attitude of U.S.A toward
global problems, regional and international rivals during presidency of Obama, is of
the principal reasons of reducing their bilateral relationship. Whereas importance of
cooperation between India and U.S.A and great influence for mutual relationship of
both countries as important variable, this article investigates political-security
relationship of U.S.A and India and related evolutions after presidency of Obama
from 2008 until 2012.


Volume 44, Issue 2 - Serial Number 2
January 2014
Pages 313-332
  • Receive Date: 09 May 2012
  • Revise Date: 06 January 2015
  • Accept Date: 24 December 2012
  • First Publish Date: 23 August 2014