The year 2016 is the year of the divided electorate, so close were some of the election outcomes. Deep divisions lurk within voters coming from ostensibly “liberal” political cultures. The trend looks set to continue in the elections that will be fought in dozens of countries in 2017, where the votes could also be divided. Gateway House analyses these results through this infographic
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A T20 workshop in Lima, Peru, provided the opportunity to for a deeper insight into the the Latin American economic situation. While the workshop focused on finding innovative solutions to sustain high growth in middle-income countries. There is a need for India and similar countries, to become sensitized to each others problems on development.
In 'Latin America Update' Gateway House lists some of the important events in Latin America over the past month
Americas Quarterly republished Gateway House's Hari Seshasayee's article on India-Peru relations. He argues that new commercial exchanges between the two can enhance the bilateral, but strategic elements must be incorporated if both countries are to benefit from each others' geopolitical alliances.
India seems to be treading down the path of fruitless populism that crippled many countries in the past, most notably in Latin America. But like Latin America, India too can embark on a course-correction by implementing pragmatic economic policies alongside progressive but results-driven social spending.
Since the late 1990s, both India and Peru have turned their focus to each others’ regions. New commercial exchanges can enhance the bilateral, but strategic elements must be incorporated if both countries are to benefit from each others' geopolitical alliances.
The Indian Council of World Affairs republished Gateway House's Hari Seshasayee's feature on the India-Peru relationship. He argues that new commercial exchanges can enhance the bilateral, but strategic elements must be incorporated if both countries are to benefit from each others' geopolitical alliances.
The newly-formed Pacific Alliance bloc seems more like a political club to counterbalance the Atlantic-facing, Brazil-led Mercosur group. However, the bloc accounts for 30% of India’s trade with Latin America. Can India engage the group so it is not left out from their Asia focus?
As the Arab world remains engulfed in protests, there may be lessons to be learned from other recent democratic converts. Latin America’s growth story may provide the Arab world with some recommendations on how to address socio-economic issues in the post-revolution scenario.