Prime Minister Narendra Modi was voted in with a big majority in 2014 on the agenda of development and job creation. Brexit came about because of shrinking job opportunities in the United Kingdom. And Donald Trump became the President of the U.S. on the promise to bring back jobs to America. Across the world, the creation of employment at home now supersedes the earlier discourse of democracy promotion and the Washington Consensus of free markets and free trade that has, for read more
A mix of reasons – history, the ideology of tolerance, and their strategic location in Asia – has made India and Indonesia vital to each other even though they may not have the closest possible relations today. Since 2014, the Modi and Jokowi governments have taken their time to connect with each other at the highest political level, thus losing early opportunities to create a new momentum in bilateral relations. Prime Minister Modi chose not to participate in the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Bandung Conference of Asian and African leaders, hosted read more
Dr. S. Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary of India, opened the second day of the Gateway of India Geoeconomics Dialogue (GOIGD), co-hosted by Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations, and the Ministry of External Affairs. He gave his perspective on recent political changes and economic uncertainties, elaborating on India’s optimistic view of the opportunities of increased multilateralism, India’s geoeconomic potential with Japan and the Gulf and the threat of growing terrorism. He was in conversation with C. Raja Mohan, Director, Carnegie India read more
The topic ‘Indo-Pacific: possibilities and portents’ holds special significance as the regional dynamics of this ‘notional’ space have come to bear great significance for international geopolitics and economic-wellbeing of the entire world. As the name suggests, the term “Indo-Pacific” broadly symbolises the area comprising two great oceans - the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. The term is still evolving and is increasingly being accepted as a concept in the strategic discourse. The geographic extent of this terminology could have multiple interpretations read more
European defence companies can contribute significantly to India’s military modernisation under the ‘Make in India’ campaign. But before this can happen they will have to deepen their interactions in the country at the political and strategic levels to identify common areas of interest and understand India’s technological priorities in the sector
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.