Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić, who was in India to attend the ‘Vibrant Gujarat 2017’ Global Summit earlier this week, was hosted by Gateway House as he passed through Mumbai. Gateway House spoke to him about the need to improve the economic relationship between two countries that have always shared a historically strong bond
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India’s forthcoming membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will benefit the SCO, Central Asia, Russia, China, as well as India itself. While India will be able to promote its own security, strategic, trade, economic, and energy interests in Central Asia, the SCO will benefit from India's rapid growing economy and its experience in counter-terrorism.
Discussions at the Global Security Forum 2016 at Bratislava, Slovakia were reflective of some of the most pressing contemporary global security concerns; differences between NATO and Russia, the rise of China, turmoil in Iraq and Syria etc.
The recent cyber attack on Ukraine’s power grids is indicative of the cyber space becoming the most useful tool for perpetuating geopolitical rivalries. Many countries are rapidly expanding their offensive cyber capabilities, and it appears the militarisation of cyber space is complete.
The IMF will soon consider an important change to its policy on lending that may help continue its bailout programme to Ukraine, even if Ukraine defaults on a loan from Russia that matures in December 2015. If it does make the change, the IMF could be staking its credibility to favour the West’s political agenda
While the closing of borders to refugees in Europe and West Asia could be interpreted as proof that national borders are more important now than ever, the sheer numbers of refugees make strengthening borders a severely inadequate solution.
The 8% fall in Chinese exports last month is leading to a some uneasy questions of oversupply and a lack of global demand. These are systemic issues that transcend the sphere of domestic economic policy in China – and a looming currency war will only serve to make things worse.
The Greece crises reveals the structural shortcomings within the EU and the Eurozone. Will the crises eventually result in a United States of Europe?
With the Eurozone portion of Greece’s $276 billion bailout credit expiring on June 30, Europe is in the midst of a standoff over this unsustainable debt. But it is only the latest in a number of Eurozone crises since 2008, and if the prospects for economic growth remain dim, how will the EU address its interlocking problems?
The summit next month will reveal much about the future of Russia’s Eurasian dream.