In Modi’s worldview, bolder than that of his predecessors, India has a bigger place than envisaged before. Consonant with this, the prime minister’s foreign policy mirrors the Arthashastra’s emphasis on pragmatic and intelligent use of power, informed by knowledge and the larger cause of the people. Has it been successful so far?
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The delay in the integration of freer skilled labor mobility in AEC only reaffirms the understanding that the establishment of an economic community is a gradual process. Necessary regional policies, strategies, and concrete actions must be undertaken by ASEAN to resolve current challenges in managing the freer movement of skilled labor.
Careful intervention and focused policy instruments by governments are required to obtain private sector participation. Private players must be incentivised to develop projects and must be brought in as ‘authentic’ development partners – along with government, development finance institutions, and civil society experts.
Bhutan has more to offer India than just hydropower. Narendra Modi could take a leaf out of his neighbour’s development model and ensure that policymaking ought to include the environment, ecology, culture, community, health and education as important criteria for determining a country’s wellbeing and development
In Indian politics, caste and religion still matter, but in many states, economic competence now matters more. Things look bad in New Delhi, but the capital is not the whole of India.
In the run-up to the FIFA World Cup in 2022, Gateway House interviews Aakash Jayaprakash from the Qatar Foundation to discuss the preparations underway to make the event a big success. He also talks about the issues of immigration, labour rights and the effects of the Arab uprisings in Qatar
Recently, Africa’s progressively improving economic statistics have fuelled a notion that the resource-rich continent is recovering from its woes and is headed towards development at a high pace. However, there are several reasons to believe otherwise.
The fading of freedom and development of the Middle East has more to do with Arab history than Islam. However, structural changes along with education, urbanization and development create new conditions for progress in the region.
The development similarities between China and India are strikingly similar, argues Chris Devonshire-Ellis. Twenty years ago, China faced challenges and difficulties but also offered oppurtunities and profits. Similarly India offers much of the same now.
Recent events have indicated that income inequality leads to increased political antagonism. In order to reap benefits of globalization and ensure sustainable development, it is imperative for countries to adopt a ‘social network floor’ suited to their own needs and requirements.