Few political events this year have garnered the global press coverage or the electric anticipation that the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has. On Wednesday, 18 October 2017, in the 96th year of its existence, the party will meet at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing to review accomplishments of the past half-decade, and set the agenda for the next five years. The week-long Congress, which will be served by 2,287 delegates from across China read more
Russia and India have a long history of cooperation in the energy sector, and the prospects for the development of the energy dialogue are as promising now as they were during the period of friendship between the Soviet Union and India. Since the late 2000s, the Russia–India energy partnership has been enjoying a renaissance. So why is now the time for Russia to think seriously about giving a new impetus to the energy dialogue with India? read more
The East African coast, stretching from Cape Agulhas in the south to Djibouti in the north, is a region of immense interest to India for strategic, political and historical reasons. This is the meeting point of the African continent with the Indian Ocean, the two areas considered as ‘central’ to the country’s foreign policy concerns. The visit of President Ram Nath Kovind to Djibouti and Ethiopia, from 2-6 October 2017, needs to be viewed in this larger strategic context. It was a goodwill read more
On the eve of the 19th Party Congress of the Communist Party of China (CCP), commencing on October 18 in Beijing, conventional wisdom has it that President Xi Jinping has already acquired considerable centralised and personal power as the ‘Paramount Leader’ since taking charge in 2012. It also assumes that he will be able to consolidate this during the forthcoming five-yearly ritual congregation of the CCP. This will be achieved mainly by ensuring the election of his supporters to all echelons read more
This report of Gateway House's Policy Trip to Myanmar recommends how India can participate in Myanmar’s emerging market and enhance India’s trade and strategic interests in Asia
Over the last two decades, Germany has undergone a remarkable transformation on the global stage. With the weakening of the European Union and a withdrawal from the region from the United States, Germany will be a responsible, restrained, and reflective leader, guided in chief by its European instincts.
An earnestly, but objectively written, biography of the late prime minister gives credit where it has been denied: PVN was the principal architect of the economic reforms that put the country on a destiny-changing path of growth, while being up against a restless party, hostile Parliament, and an apathetic public.