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20 September 2010

‘India might translate (its) economic influence into political and perhaps even military power…’

Gateway House recently hosted Dr. Eberhard Sandschneider, the Research Director of Berlin's Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Auswartige Politik or the German Council on Foreign Relations.

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20 September 2010

Crisis of Relevance at the UN

With the commencement of the sixty-fifth annual UN General Assembly, Stewart Patrick, CFR‘s UN specialist, says there is “increased sentiment in the UN General Assembly and also within the UN Secretariat that there is really a crisis of relevance to the world body and the organization.”

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14 September 2010

Rising uncertainty in Sri Lanka

After winning a decades-long war in 2009, President Mahinda Rajpakse leveraged his popularity to assume greater powers for himself by amending the Constitution, making him virtually leader-for-life. Could this lead to one-party rule? And what will this mean for Sri Lanka and its Tamil minority?

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6 September 2010

Kashmir: The inconvenient truth

Today, Kashmir is very much part of the cauldron that is "Af-Pak", the storm that is raging across the Pashtun belt in Pakistan and Afghanistan. As in Af-Pak, the base for the jihad that is being waged in Kashmir mainly comprises a small fringe of a single community – the Valley Sunnis.

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1 September 2010

Not Ready for Prime Time

The world’s leading international institutions may be outmoded, but Brazil, China, India, and South Africa are not ready to join the helm. Their shaky commitment to democracy, human rights, nuclear nonproliferation, and environmental protection would only weaken the international system’s core values.

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2 August 2010

Reassessing the Iranian nuclear threat

The leaders of Turkey and Brazil recently voted against sanctioning Iran, concluding that Iran's leaders do not intend to violate their most important Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty obligation. India, as a member of NAM, should also concede.