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16 December 2015

Cop-out at COP21

COP21 is a reality check for those who like to believe that geopolitical power is shifting from West to East. The just-concluded Paris Climate Summit was essentially about the early-to-develop Western powers continuing to exercise almost complete control over global governance structures, largely through the dominance of markets.

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15 December 2015

Shinzo Abe’s visit to India

Akshay Mathur, Director of Research and Fellow, Geoeconomics Studies, was quoted by several Chinese news organizations for his comments on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India.

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15 December 2015

The Gulf storm ahead

The GCC finds itself engulfed by a perfect storm – due to the oil price fall and the re-emergence of Iran on the world scene. While the GCC is forced to undertake politically challenging reforms and confront the regional challenge of Iran, there lies a great opportunity for India to strengthen their economic as well as security ties.

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14 December 2015

India’s Iran opportunity

Iran has emerged on to the world stage after 36 years of isolation. India must double up its diplomacy and commercial engagement with Iran, and move boldly beyond the curtain of ‘civilisational’ ties. Time to put that natural advantage to good commercial use through a vigorous private sector engagement with Tehran.

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13 December 2015

Tackling states’ debt problem & tumbling commodity prices

Amit Bhandari, Fellow, Energy and Environment Studies, Gateway House, appeared on Rajya Sabha TV to discuss indebtedness faced by several states, and the effect of the tumbling commodities prices particularly of crude oil & iron ore on both industries & the consumer.