A United States pivoting towards being a 'Pacific Country' means less attention on the Middle East, raised tensions with China and the potential trampling of the economic systems of democratic allies in the region for its own gain with tariffs and trade regulation.
- South Asia
- East Asia
- Middle East
- Analysis & Background
- Gateway House
- Essays & reports
- Research Papers
- Ambassador's Views
- Obama’s Indian Odyssey
- Essays & Reports
- India-Latin America
- Junior Statesmen
- In 400 words
- Policy Perspectives
- India's Liberal Agenda
- Gateway House Affiliated
- Gateway House In Media
Turkey, India, Mexico, Brazil, and Indonesia are all quickly growing democracies with similar demographics. Their surging labor forces and political openness will see them grow into major economic powers.
Dilemmas arising from circumstances in the Western Pacific demand new solutions, not obsolete Cold War-era concepts. Peaceful resolution of these conflicts requires the United States and China to relinquish any desire for regional primacy.
In Burma media censorship is all but gone, new labour laws legalise trade unions and strikes, poverty alleviation is a common word in government, and Aung San Suu Kyi has risen as a political force.
While recent developments in Indonesia indicate that religious tolerance is waning, it has not yet entered the danger zone. The tangible improvements in relations between Christians and mainstream Muslims are the strongest guarantee for the future of religious tolerance and social order in Indonesia.
The world's climate now depends heavily on Asian capitals. China has risen to power, much like the West, powered by fossil fuels. Our climate cannot afford for the rest of Asia to follow this path.
Meera, is the Chairperson and Country Executive of RBS N.V., India leading over 12,000 employees across 24 cities in India. In her banking career spanning 27 years, she has worked with the bank for 20 years, in senior roles as Read more
Thailand's domestic politics have become dirtier and more polarized in the wake of recent flooding as multiple political parties attempt to maintain or take power. Thailand will surely make infrastructure changes to prevent future floods, but can it get politics out of water management?
The Lowy Institute's report studies the infrastructure of the diplomatic missions of Australia across the globe. The findings and recommendations call for crucial reforms in Australia's overseas diplomatic network.
As Indonesia hosts a number of high-level summits this year, it looks set to take its place among the world’s economic superstars. But celebrations are premature: although Indonesia has made great strides, its gains are reversible. To continue to prosper, Jakarta must address rampant corruption and poor governance