Gateway Features

An Indian solution for U.S. healthcare

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As the U.S. government debates much needed changes in its healthcare bill, it is clear that Indian firms have the potential to help reduce costs and inefficiencies in the U.S.’s bloated healthcare system. They can provide technologies and solutions that are affordable, accessible and adaptable in the pharmaceutical, medical technology and health information technology (IT) sector. A Gateway House paper states that a reverse technology transfer can be a powerful policy instrument for it. Since the 1990s, there has been read more

A financial agenda for BRICS

BRICS Currency Courtesy: Gateway House

China will be hosting the ninth BRICS summit in Xiamen, Fujian province in September this year. Much water has flowed under the bridge since November 2001, when economists at Goldman Sachs came up with the acronym. The countries in question saw in their unlikely group – the outcome of an American construct, ironically enough – the potential to form an alliance against the Anglo-Saxon dominance of the world. But it was a contrived one, politically: two of the members, Russia and China, read more

India, Vietnam tied by strategic trust

India Vietnam relations Courtesy: Narendra Modi Official/ Flickr

The recently held Delhi Dialogue, the annual flagship conversation between India and ASEAN, had present Vietnam’s highest ranking foreign dignitary, the deputy prime minister, who is also the foreign minister of Vietnam. It’s clear that it is Vietnam--from the ASEAN side—that continues to play the valuable role of coordinator for relations with India. New Delhi views Vietnam as “a strong pillar" of its Act East Policy (AEP), whereas Vietnam supports the policy, but wants India to play a read more

Doklam: India-China cold front to continue

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The ongoing standoff between India and China in the Doklam area in Bhutan is the result of a disagreement over the terms of the 1890 Convention Relating to Sikkim and Tibet signed by the colonial British government in India and the Qing empire in China. Contrary to the Chinese stress today on “Mount Gipmochi on the Bhutan frontier” (Article I) read more

Research Papers

Conference Report for The Gateway of India Geoeconomic Dialogue 2017

Gateway House and the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, co-hosted the second Gateway of India Geoeconomic Dialogue (GOIGD) on 13-14 February 2017. It brought together 370 delegates from 22 countries and 40 expert panellists from 13 nations.

Foreign Affairs

Germany’s New Global Role

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.

Books

Understanding P.V. Narasimha Rao

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.

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