The crippling effect of American sanctions are thorough; designed to strangle economies and bring entire nations to a halt. However, they unknowingly pull people together, imparting a deep sense of patriotism and often sparking innovation which can quickly surpass any other world power. With sanctions being lifted on nations like Myanmar, Iran and, hopefully, Cuba, the question remains whether they will retain their uniqueness or fall into line with the rest?
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Turkey’s decision to send a ship to rescue Rohingya at sea is another instance of Turkish soft power at work. Turkey has been playing an increasingly visible role in relief operations in other parts of the world, projecting itself as a benevolent Muslim power and earning the trust of non-Turkish Muslim communities.
Financial analysts tout the potential of emerging economies for growth and wealth creation. While progress cannot be denied, the physical, institutional and financial infrastructures of many nations remain relatively weak and citizens, investors and governments need to be wary of investment deficits in critical infrastructure
The U.S.'s energy boom will fuel the country’s economic revival and give it greater diplomatic freedom and influence. But it has geopolitical implications for countries across the world
The year 2013 has had its share of geopolitical faux pas. Gateway House looks at five memorable foreign policy follies of world leaders. Read on…
As 2013 draws to a close, Gateway House examines the tumultous year and the significant developments that affected foreign policy globally. Below is our geopolitical forecast for 2014
From November 17-19, Gateway House hosted the Manipal Dialogue, where eight Indian and 11 foreign scholars came together to discuss the concept of an Asia, uninterrupted. Sunanda K. Datta-Ray, on November 26, wrote about the conference, and the themes discussed, in The Asian Age.
From November 17-19, Gateway House hosted the Manipal Dialogue, where eight Indian and 11 foreign scholars came together to discuss the concept of an Asia, uninterrupted. Ihsan Yilmaz, on November 22, wrote about the conference, and the themes discussed, in Today's Zaman, a Turkish newspaper.
There are many ideas about how Asia can be re-imagined as a whole even though it is still coming to terms with colonial era map-making and the intellectual domination of the West. Can India, situated at the heart of Asia, promote connectivities and draw the Asian economies together?
The India-Japan alliance needs to be viewed through a prism broader than that of "containing" China, and by treating the Indian and Pacific oceans as a single entity. Such an alliance has the potential to strengthen the geopolitical security of India and Japan, along with that of all their allies and associates