ASEAN-China: Classic collaboration dilemma Courtesy: Abhisit Vejjajiva/WikimediaCommons
14 December 2012

ASEAN-China: Classic collaboration dilemma

At present, the ASEAN is at a critical phase in its dealings with China – the regional hegemon with growing heft. Why do ASEAN nations need to collaborate and find innovative ways to deal with its giant neighbour.

From China to ASEAN: Rebalancing India’s trade Courtesy: MEAphotogallery
14 December 2012

From China to ASEAN: Rebalancing India’s trade

New Delhi has actively worked with Beijing to address its massive bilateral trade deficit. However, it has another option. India can seek greater economic integration with ASEAN and substitute its imports from China with that of ASEAN. The India-ASEAN Summit on December 20 would be a good place to start.

For Better Planning, Watch Global Demographic Trends Courtesy: US Navy/Wikimedia Commons
12 December 2012

For Better Planning, Watch Global Demographic Trends

Demography statistics indicate that in the coming decades, there’ll be a population surge in less developed countries, while developed nations will contribute most to the world’s GDP. This trend necessitates the urgency for implementing targeted policies in healthcare, education, etc. to address the imbalances.

democracy Courtesy: Magharebia/Wikimedia Commons
27 November 2012

Global Swing States and the Human Rights and Democracy Order

Today, India, Brazil, Indonesia and Turkey are regarded as powerful and experienced democracies. Therefore, the success of human rights and the establishment of a democratic order in the Arab countries depends on the coordinated efforts of these rising democracies with the established democracies of the West.

Back to the Future: The U.S. Navy Returns to The Philippines Courtesy: Dualfreq/WikimediaCommons
16 October 2012

Back to the Future: The U.S. Navy Returns to The Philippines

Subic Bay, the former U.S. naval port and air station in Philippines, is once again set to host U.S. ships, marines and aircraft; this time on a semi-permanent basis. What will this move do for the U.S. - Philippines alliance, and more significantly, what does this mean for the rest of South East Asia and China?

The geo-strategic Pacific Islands Courtesy: mpeacey/Flickr
27 September 2012

The geo-strategic Pacific Islands

Traditionally, the South Pacific islands have been considered strategically insignificant. However, the need for resources, and the geopolitical shift towards Asia-Pacific have prompted nations to realize that these small island states control large resource-rich ocean areas and are increasingly geostrategic.

15 August 2012

Amit Baruah

Amit Baruah is the South Asia Studies Fellow at Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations. He is an award winning journalist who has lived and reported from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Singapore. He is the author of Dateline Read more

Global Stability Map Courtesy: Gateway House
1 August 2012

Global Stability Map 2012

Gateway House prepared a Global Stability Map, using 20 differing indicators, to analyze the stability of 60 countries around the world. Using criteria that are important to the emerging economies of the world, the map provides an Indian perspective of the world today.

amb club Courtesy: HarperCollins Publishers India
31 July 2012

Book excerpt: The Ambassadors’ Club

A collection of 16 essays by former Indian Ambassadors, this compilation gives an engrossing first hand account of how Indian diplomacy is put to practice. In the first attempt of its kind, an entire gamut of diplomatic encounters and activities are described here in the form of personal experiences.