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11 September 2014

India-U.S. high level engagements

Ever since the thaw in India-U.S. relations after the signing of the Civil Nuclear Agreement in 2005, there have been an increasing number of high-level engagements between the two administrations. Gateway House lists for you the recent engagements that have Read more

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21 May 2013

Australia’s new region: the Indo-Pacific

The Australian Defence White Paper of 2013 adopted the concept of an ’Indo-Pacific’ strategic focus area which connects the Indian and Pacific Oceans through Southeast Asia. What are its implications for the geopolitics of the region?

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17 May 2013

The Growing Importance of the Arctic Council

Recently, the Arctic Council granted an observer member status to six new countries-China, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Singapore. However, with national Arctic strategies still being defined, will the Council be able to establish itself as a central decision-making body regarding Arctic matters?

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6 May 2013

Doha round analysis: A trilogy

The trilogy analyses three themes of discussions carried out at the World Trade Organization’s Doha Round – (i) agricultural tariffs and subsidies, (ii) non-agricultural market access and services trade, and (iii) trade remedies and facilitation.

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13 March 2013

Historical Perspectives on Piracy: The British Empire in the Persian Gulf

Maritime piracy is one of the several grave security issues faced by today’s world. This problem, however, isn’t a new phenomenon, and nations have long-battled this issue. How did piracy manifest itself in the Indian Ocean in the 19th century, and what was the nature of counter-piracy efforts during that period?

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22 February 2013

The pacific pivot: A decade late and five years too soon

The announcement of the Pacific pivot by the U.S. in 2001 has led to several nations making bold political moves. However, the U.S. isn’t yet ready to be a regional protector against China. What does Washington have to do to prepare itself for the Pivot?

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19 February 2013

Regional Investment in Burma’s Borderlands

Unless foreign direct investment in Burma's war-torn borderlands is refocused towards people-centered development, it is likely to deepen disparity between the region’s most neglected peoples and Burma's new military, business and political elite, and exacerbate a decades-long civil war.

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8 February 2013

Sanctions and Medical Supply Shortages in Iran

The ongoing U.S. economic sanctions on Iran have resulted in a severe shortage of life-saving medical supplies in the Islamic republic. There is hence an urgent need to amend the sanctions laws so that permissible humanitarian transactions can take place.

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1 January 2013

Opportunities Unbound: Sustaining the Transformation in U.S.-Indian Relations

The U.S.-India partnership has great strategic significance, and immense potential for growth. However, although the bilateral relationship has seen steady and positive growth, there still are areas where the two nations ought to work together to smoothen the process of enhancing this relationship.