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15 February 2018

How India-Canada business ties can bloom

Canada’s commercial relationship with India needs to go beyond lentils, uranium and other resources to explore the scope of greater cooperation on renewable energy and cutting-edge technology. There are strong reasons for the two countries to draw closer—even if other countries always loom larger. Prime Minister Trudeau visits India this week

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25 January 2018

South Africa leads BRICS, IORA in 2018

Internal political constraints dog it currently, but if overcome, South Africa can be a good chairman to BRICS and IORA in 2018. It also has a tough balancing act to perform between two great Asian powers, China and India

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7 January 2018

The unchanged U.S.-Pakistan dynamic

Logistical support for this mission, movement of heavy equipment, fuel and other supplies, needs connectivity via Pakistan.

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1 January 2018

Trump’s NSS and Great Power competition

The camaraderie that Trump and Xi projected in November 2017 generated unease. At year end, Trump’s National Security Strategy did away with the multipolar niceties, but the challenges remain: for the U.S., it’s promoting rule of law while opting out of multilateral bodies. For China, it’s taking stock of how its image corresponds to reality

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1 December 2017

Ivanka Trump: family matters

The successful conclusion of Ivanka Trump's visit to India is yet another example of the expansive influence exerted by the President Trump's “special advisors”. India’s decision to receive the First Daughter is not only reflective of the country's adaptive diplomatic rulebook, but of a changing state of play in Washington