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25 October 2018

Three pillars of Canada’s worldview

The United States, Europe and the Asia Pacific today form Canada’s tripartite foreign policy priorities. The ASEAN is its sixth largest partner, which was not so 20 years ago, but economic engagement with India – still small, compared to China and Japan – has scope to grow

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1 October 2018

Battlefield Internet

The immediate threat is more corrosive than explosive. States are using the tools of cyberwarfare to undermine the very foundation of the Internet: trust. The result is that an arena that the world relies on for economic and informational exchange has turned into an active battlefield.

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20 September 2018

Reversing a falling rupee

Economist Surjit S. Bhalla, who sits on the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, says all currencies, not just the rupee, have fallen against the U.S. dollar. Speaking to Gateway House’s Manjeet Kripalani, he elaborates on some diplomatic and domestic tools to stem the fall, even in an election year

Policy Perspectives
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4 September 2018

U.S. sanctions on Russia and its impact on India

America is increasingly using sanctions as a geopolitical tool against its rivals, Russia, Iran and Venezuela. These countries are important partners for India, which needs to find ways around unilateral American sanctions.

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26 July 2018

Locating India-ASEAN in the Indo-Pacific

Indonesia and Malaysia appreciate India’s leadership role in the Indo-Pacific, but are also aware of all that keeps it from delivering on its commitments. A policy visit to the two countries enabled a closer look at some key issues, such as ASEAN’s centrality, the Quad and India’s stand on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

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20 July 2018

India: Walking a U.S.-Iran tightrope

Our Director, Amb. Neelam Deo, was interviewed by Energy Intelligence for an article “India: Walking a U.S.-Iran tightrope”.  “By cutting imports, India has demonstrated that it is willing to work with the US, but it can’t completely stop buying from Iran,” Neelam Deo, director Read more

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19 July 2018

Iran, Russia Sanctions Vex U.S.-India Relations

The postponing of high level ‘2+2′ talks are setbacks, but they could be temporary, said our security expert Sameer Patil in an interview with The Wall Street Journal’s South Asia Bureau Chief, Bill Spindle. Read the full article here.

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19 July 2018

U.S. Space Force: reconfiguring military for space

Washington is planning to integrate its military space operations. Each arm of the United States Armed Forces has had a space command until now but uniting these discrete units into a new Space Force is a step ahead. The U.S.’ big-picture ambition is ‘full spectrum battle-space dominance’ and the contest to achieve it has implications for the defence and space industry