PAKISTAN-CHINA-DIPLOMACY Courtesy: AFP
18 May 2017

Pakistan: riding high

The Indian government must be commended for staying away from the Belt & Road Forum in Beijing this week on the basis of principled objections. However, the forum has robust global participation – 30 heads of state[1] attended the meeting, as did the chiefs of the UN, World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF). India was the only country in the world that was invited, but refused to participate

NTPC-Masala Courtesy: PiyushGoyal.in
17 May 2017

Pursuing masala bond diplomacy

The emergence of masala bonds as a funding vehicle for Indian companies can aid India’s geoeconomic goals. Most of them are listed in the London Stock Exchange. But is India leveraging fully the rupee’s internationalisation?

Chinese_Fishing_Nets_Cochin Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons
5 May 2017

Keeping maritime Asia on course

The Oceans Dialogue 2017, held last month in Thiruvananthapuram, devoted itself to aspects of ocean governance, such as security management, combating terrorism, depletion of marine resources and providing disaster relief, serving as a precursor to the UN General Assembly’s Ocean Conference in June

Untitled Courtesy: Development Management Institute
2 May 2017

Swaraj as journey

This speech is the first convocation address delivered by Rajni Bakshi, Gandhi Peace Fellow, Gateway House at the Development Management Institute (DMI) Patna on 18 April 2017, which also marked 100 years of Gandhiji's famous statement before the magistrate in Champaran.