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This compendium offers perspectives on topics that preoccupy policymakers and which will be discussed at The Gateway of India Dialogue. These include the economic fragmentation effect of mega-trade deals, the international financial architecture’s resistance to correcting its pro-rich countries bias despite the changing nature of global capital flows, India’s need to derisk its import-heavy energy policy and dependence on supplies from a volatile West Asia, Mumbai’s position as a regional financial centre, and the subterranean role of hawala in terrorism financing, and the challenges this poses for national security.
The Conference of Parties (COP21) is beginning on 30 November in Paris, France. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has climate change has one of the top priorities of his foreign policy. Gateway House spoke with Nick Robins, Co-Director, Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on green financing and how India can leverage on it to further its energy needs.
The Third India Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) is currently underway in New Delhi. Over 50 heads of state from the African Union are expected to attend the Summit. Rajiv Bhatia, former Ambassador/High Commissioner in Kenya, Myanmar, Mexico and South Africa, lists the priorities for its success.
John Hartley, Institute Director & CEO, Future Directions International talks about five key issues that the G20 must address.
The second Forum for India and the Pacific Islands in Jaipur on August 21 will be a historic summit that brings together the interests of India and the 14 island countries of the Pacific. It is India’s acknowledgement of the emerging strategic importance of the Pacific region, and a chance for the islands to turn this into an opportunity for growth, development, and greater security.
The nuclear deal with Iran benefits India and Pakistan in terms of energy security and connectivity. But both countries also face challenges in their prospective engagement with Tehran, and both will have to tread carefully while using the new opportunities.
The Royal Indian Naval uprising of 1946 in Bombay was a catalyst that hastened the countdown to India’s Independence on 15 August, 1947.
As India celebrates its Independence Day, security situation on eastern borders is gradually moving towards stability with experiments in peace making focused on resolving insurgencies and border management. These experiments coupled with the sub-regional economic initiatives potentially put eastern region on the path of prosperity.
It is time for India to become autonomous on the energy front, even though it is, and will remain, a large importer of petroleum and coal. A combined strategy of diversification by using other forms of energy, and acquisition by buying oil fields, can help India reach this goal