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24 January 2018 Gateway House

Cementing 25 years of India-ASEAN relations

Prime Minister Modi's Act East policy is taking visible shape as leaders of the 10 Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) take their place as chief guests at India's 2018 Republic Day celebrations. This is unprecedented as New Delhi’s January 26 celebration has never had this large a number of chief guests. The year 2017 marked 50 years of ASEAN’s creation, and also 25 years of India-ASEAN relations.
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11 January 2018

Indo-Vietnam relations in the evolving Indo-Pacific Architecture

The following presentation was given by Ambassador Rajiv Bhatia at an event hosted by Southeast Asia Research Group on 9 January, 2018. Indo-Pacific Architecture – Latest Trends Much pleased with the shift from Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific as the focus on India Read more

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1 November 2017 Gateway House

The rise and rise of Xi Jinping

For the last fortnight, the world has been captivated by the events of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, which elevated Chinese President Xi Jinping to the status accorded to Chairman Mao. Xi Jinping has consolidated his position in the CCP, strengthened his hold over the country and provided a policy road-map for the next five years. 'Xi' Jinping Thought' is now enshrined In the Chinese Constitution just as firmly as was 'Mao Zedong Thought'.

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11 August 2016


  Acting East, with intensity By Rajiv Bhatia India’s East Asia policy has been a bedrock of the country’s foreign policy, and the Modi government has deepened ties with ASEAN and extra-ASEAN powers in a significant way. As India turns 70, Read more

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24 June 2016 Gateway House

Brexit: a wake-up call for global elites

The message from Brexit is simple: the post-second world war financial, trade and industrial order and security arrangements that developed around Bretton Woods, have passed their expiry date. This is the time for countries, regional unions and global institutions to reform themselves – putting people instead of regulations and strategic objectives at the centre of their decision-making.
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19 May 2016

Modi: the next three years

On 26 May 2016, the Narendra Modi-led BJP government will complete two years in office. While there will be much analysis on past deeds and actions. Gateway House seeks to look ahead at the next three years. We offer you a Read more

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24 December 2015

Our best of 2015

India’s Iran opportunity by Mohandas Pai and Manjeet Kripalani Iran has emerged on to the world stage after 36 years of isolation. India must double up its diplomacy and commercial engagement with Iran, and move boldly beyond the curtain of ‘civilisational’ Read more