Ambassador Kishan S. Rana

Former Indian Ambassador

kishan ranaKishan S Rana: BA (Hon) and MA in economics, St Stephens College Delhi. Indian Foreign Service (1960-95); Ambassador/High Commissioner: Algeria, Czechoslovakia, Kenya, Mauritius, and Germany. Professor Emeritus, DiploFoundation, Malta and Geneva; Honorary Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi; Archives By-Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge; Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Centre, Washington DC; Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, Kuala Lumpur; Commonwealth Adviser, Namibia Foreign Ministry, 2000-01. Author: Inside Diplomacy (2000); Managing Corporate Culture(co-author, 2000); Bilateral Diplomacy (2002); The 21st Century Ambassador (2004); Asian Diplomacy (2007); Diplomacy of the 21st Century (2011). Co-editor:Foreign Ministries (2007); Economic Diplomacy (2011). Foreign languages: Chinese, French. Disclaimer: External experts are not affiliated with Gateway House and have been presented here for reference only.

Africa, Central Asia, Public Policy

Last modified: May 17, 2019

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9780199489640 Courtesy: Oxford University Press
18 April 2019 Gateway House

When India played peacemaker

This account of India’s foreign policy under Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi is an accomplished body of research into a period, usually studied primarily for India’s Non Aligned Movement. The author suggests that Nehru’s larger Asian, more global, view for India has therefore gone unnoticed
Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)
13 December 2011 Gateway House

Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Amidst myriad country groupings that already exist – BRICS, IBSA, APEC, SCO and many others – a new initiative in the Pacific is looking to integrate more powerful countries to form a multilateral free trade agreement – the Trans Pacific Partnership. How important is this towards the reshaping of trade and power?
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6 December 2011 Gateway House

Reconsidering R2P, post-Libya

After the crass misuse of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in Libya, the broader question is: where is R2P headed? Do the events in Libya herald a more explicit assertion of this doctrine in other parts of the world? And should India rethink its viewpoint towards this ambiguous doctrine?