I don't believe, in the 21st century, in the balance of power system. This is a European idea of the 19th and 20th centuries.
The United States is our most important ally. They helped us many times. Without the United States, the unification or German democratisation after the Nazi period would have been much more complicated, or almost impossible.
We have an interest in excellent relations because we are neighbours as Europeans with Russia. We are allies with the United States in the NATO framework.
India has been contributing very much to the reconstruction of Afghanistan; we are strongly engaged there.
We are ready to train new Iraqi forces outside Iraq. We did it in Abu Dhabi.