On 13-14 June 2016, the first Gateway of India Dialogue was held in Mumbai, India. The conference's theme, 'Where Geopolitics Meets Business', was appropriate for an event that brought the insights of India's energised foreign policy to a city that serves as the country's financial and business centre.
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In light of our government's new understanding of the role that the sister cities relationship can play in envisioning urban projects in India, Gateway House's Mumbai History Fellow, Sifra Lentin, has readied a special report on the role and understanding of sister cities.
Ambassador Rajiv Bhatia and Rajni Bakshi were part of a FICCI Task Force on Blue Economy. The task force released a report titled: Blue Economy Vision 2025: Harnessing Business Potential for India Inc and International Partners Executive Summary Blue Economy Read more
This paper reviews if and how trusteeship can be a lodestar for globally navigating businesses and public policies through a period of technology-driven disruptions and the uncertainties unleashed by climate change.
In a paper submitted to the Degrowth Conference, Budapest, held from August 30 - September 3, 2016, Rajni Bakshi argued that there is much to learn from India's traditional water systems in preparation for the oncoming global water scarcity crisis.
Society is currently floating on the expectation that the world is entering a period of sustained economic growth. However, there is mounting evidence that the existing models of economic growth cannot continue.
This compendium offers perspectives on topics that preoccupy policymakers and which will be discussed at The Gateway of India Dialogue. These include the economic fragmentation effect of mega-trade deals, the international financial architecture’s resistance to correcting its pro-rich countries bias despite the changing nature of global capital flows, India’s need to derisk its import-heavy energy policy and dependence on supplies from a volatile West Asia, Mumbai’s position as a regional financial centre, and the subterranean role of hawala in terrorism financing, and the challenges this poses for national security.
Pakistan continues to receive succour from its long-time ally, the U.S., despite blundering about in its neighbourhood unabashedly- be it through righteous indignation or through generous courtesies. The external affairs ministry needs to improve its approach towards U.S. officials who are visiting India in order to better its relation with the country.
Gateway House was a partner with Security and Defence Agenda for Security Jam 2014, a 3-day online global conversation where issues such as cyber security, the EU’s role as a global security broker, and other global challenges were discussed by experts from around the world. The full report is now available.
After a brief a spell of bonhomie marked by Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attending Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony, the hostilities between the two countries have resumed. Amidst the backdrop of increased tensions on the LoC, Gateway House recommends some small, realistic steps forward through state-to-state diplomacy, to mend the bilateral