The Nuclear Security Summit was first held in 2010 with the goal of raising awareness about the need to tighten control of nuclear material. The agenda of the Nuclear Security Summit in 2014 is to work towards the establishment of tight controls over nuclear materials, seek greater transparency on national measures to enhance nuclear security, ask more countries to join international agreements on the physical protection of nuclear material, reduce the use of highly enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium in national nuclear programmes and strengthen the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
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Amidst all the talk about the missing Malaysian Airlines MH370 flight being hijacked for a possible September 11-style attack on an Indian city, it is necessary to look at the state of our security preparedness and whether India has adequate air defences to deal with such an aerial attack. Sameer Patil, Associate National Security Fellow, Gateway House, explains.
On March 2, a group of attackers burst into a railway station in the south-west city of Kunming and began stabbing people at random. Sameer Patil, Associate National Security Fellow, analyses and comments on the situation.
Rajrishi Singhal, Senior Geoeconomics Fellow, Gateway House, analyses the recently concluded G20 Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors Meeting in Sydney. He discusses the highlights from the communique, IMF reform, U.S. Fed quantitative easing, and taxation.
After months of protests Ukrainian president Yanukovych was forced to flee and a new government was sworn in. Now pro-Russian groups in Crimea are fighting for supremacy and Russia has mobilised troops to secure its interests in Crimea. Neelam Deo, Director, Gateway House analyses the situation.
China recently announced its budget for 2014-2015, with US$132 billion allocated to military expenditure, an increase of about 12% since the previous year. Sameer Patil, Associate National Security Fellow, Gateway House, highlights and analyses the important components.
India’s Top Security Risks in 2014 with Sameer Patil, Associate National Security Fellow, Gateway House in conversation with Brigadier (retd.) Xerxes Adrianwalla, Former DGMO, Indian Army. Read more details here. Sameer Patil Associate National Security Fellow, Gateway House Sameer Patil Read more
Societies around the world are struggling to combat problems arising out of environmental crises and growing inequality between the rich and poor, which constitute major risks to economic and social stability. As these problems escalate, there is a need to Read more
Turkey, which spans both West and East, is undergoing a political and social transition that will have a major geo-political impact not only in the region but across the world. Will Turkey move left, right or stay the course it Read more
Bloomberg TV India, in association with Sobo Films, has launched a debate show titled The Outsider, which will be hosted by veteran journalist Tim Sebastian. The panellists will examine the socio-economic issues that impede India’s growth. Gateway House is the official knowledge partner for this series.