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14 February 2017,

Where Geopolitics Meets Business | Vol. 2

This compendium offers perspectives on topics that preoccupy policymakers and which will be discussed at The Gateway of India Geoeconomic Dialogue 2017. Is the world really becoming de-globalized? Can the Reserve Bank of India step into a new role in the rapidly digitizing India? Who pays the real penalty for tax avoidance and tax evasion? Does India have a standing in the Indo-Pacific or does it have to work harder to be a serious participant? Is there really a new geopolitics and security game afoot in the waters of Asia? And—the Silk Route was preceded by a cotton route from India to China; can this be revived to strategic advantage in the Great Corridor Buildout by China and Russia in Asia?

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GOIGD Compendium Cover 2017

Foreword

Gateway House, Indian Council on Global Relations, and the Ministry of External Affairs, are pleased to co-host the second annual Gateway of India Geoeconomic Dialogue on 13-14 February 2017 in Mumbai. We are proud to once again welcome to Mumbai the many great minds in economics, politics, business, international relations and security.

This year’s speakers will debate the key issues of geoeconomics and India’s vigorous economic diplomacy engagement. In a world that is changing dramatically in geopolitics, technology and security, economics can be the stabilizer—or the spoiler. Which will it be?

The Gateway of India Geoeconomic Dialogue will serve as the platform for discussions on these present and pressing issues, and aim to decipher the emergence of a new world order—and India’s role in it. There is no better Indian location to understand this connection between business and foreign policy than Mumbai. This city is the country’s commercial capital and home to a large number of vibrant corporations, entrepreneurs, media houses—all enmeshed in the security and new technology matrix. It is for this reason that the Dialogue is anchored here.

As with last year, the conference is issuing a compendium to open a conversation on the session themes, with contributions by expert commentators. Is the world really becoming de-globalized? Can the Reserve Bank of India step into a new role in the rapidly digitizing India? Who pays the real penalty for tax avoidance and tax evasion? Does India have a standing in the Indo-Pacific or does it have to work harder to be a serious participant? Is there really a new geopolitics and security game afoot in the waters of Asia? And—the Silk Route was preceded by a cotton route from India to China; can this be revived to strategic advantage in the Great Corridor Buildout by China and Russia in Asia?

We hope that this collection of thoughtful essays will help delegates reflect on the themes and raise pertinent questions during discussions at the Gateway of India Geoeconomic Dialogue and beyond.

You can download the PDF version of this compendium, here.

This compendium and the articles within were exclusively written for The Gateway of India Geoeconomic Dialogue 2017. You can read more exclusive content here.

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