The nomination of Chuck Hagel for the post of the U.S. Defense Secretary has garnered severe criticism from Israel and the Jewish lobby. Given the geopolitical changes unfolding in the Middle East and the rest of Asia, what will Hagel’s assumption of office mean for Israel, India and the rest of the world?
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The Armed Forces Special Powers Act, introduced decades ago in India’s northeastern states and Kashmir to control militancy and turbulence, often has undemocratic side-effects. By the government’s own account, the situation in the northeast has improved. Why is the Act still in place, despite calls for a repeal?
U.S. Senator John Kerry will officially take office as the Secretary of State, later this month, replacing Hillary Clinton. Given his background of foreign policy, and his proven competency in related matters, what can India and South Asia look forward to, during his term in his new office?
India’s governance and newest social revolution, led by the country’s youth and middle class, is being watched by the world. But will the incumbent government be able to respond with emotion and convert the movement into tangible policies and institutionalise them? Manjeet Kripalani blogs
The year 2012 has been a busy one for foreign policy: from escalating disputes in the South China Sea to alternate financial instruments from the emerging world. India’s foreign policy too has its shown strengths and weaknesses. We present our top foreign policy Hotspots, Sweet spots and Blind spots for 2012.
Although there has been a steady growth of the India-Japan bilateral relationship, the full potential of this association remains untapped. Why is it increasingly imperative for New Delhi and Tokyo to enhance their bilateral relations for mutual benefit? Sanjeev Sinha blogs
Growth at any cost is the dominant political theme across emerging markets, and Narendra Modi's victory in Gujarat proves that yet again. But is that policy good enough to make him prime minister of India one day? Gateway House's Sambuddha Mitra Mustafi blogs.
Narendra Modi, the chief minister of Gujarat, returned to office for an unprecedented fourth term. With this victory, the fate of India’s two national political parties has changed, and the battles within and without will play out over next few months leading up to the national elections in 2014.
A short analysis by Gateway House's Sambuddha Mitra Mustafi on why wooing the hawks is a self-defeating exercise for Pakistan's politicians.
Ambassador Jorge Heine's latest book, La Nueva India, gives a comprehensive overview of India after the economic liberalisation of 1991, and explores how Latin America can learn from India's experiences.