As postulated in the book by Amin––the original French version is Pour un monde multipolaire and translated by Patrick Camiller––the Russian President too argued for the multi-polar world. In his Munich tirade he made special mention of China and India and said that the combined GDP of these two countries based on purchasing power parity was already bigger than that of the US. He also said that the BRIC countries, that is, Brazil, Russia, India, and China, had among them a larger GDP than the European Union.
“There is no doubt that in the foreseeable future the economic potential of these new centres of power will inevitably get converted into political clout and will strengthen multipolarity,” Putin claimed.
Amin, who is influenced both by Marxism and Maoism, however, feels that the United States would not let India emerge into a big power. “Even if today Washington diplomacy chooses to ‘support India and its unity’ for a while and for a tactical reasons, its long-term plan is to disable the capacity of this great country to become a great power. Submitting to demands to subscribe to the expansion of global capitalism reinforces centrifugal tendencies, for this submission accentuates the ‘regional’ inequalities of development. Do we not already hear the ‘privileged classes’ of Bangalore (who have benefited from the expansion of new technologies) say that an independent Karnataka would profit more from the current globalization than the Indian state of Karnataka?”
While the author is of the view that “the stable and genuinely multi-polar world will be socialist or it will not exist at all” the Russian President, a former Socialist/Communist, did not express any such view. Putin did not openly predict the downfall of the United States––obviously he can not do this in open. But Amin concludes his book by saying that for the construction of what he calls a pluri-centric world system “the first condition for this, of course, is to defeat Washington’s project for military control of the planet.”