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1 September 2016

Stepping up the Myanmar bilateral

The visit of the Myanmar president was a landmark visit, the first in five decades. It raises the fundamental question as to whether the visit will bring forth major strategic and economic gains in the India-Myanmar relationship.

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1 September 2016

China’s oil paralysis, our gain

The sheen is coming off China’s state-owned oil companies, which have been hit by the country’s political churning and by their own excesses of buying assets at the peak of the cycle. Now with oil prices low, India has the chance to make well-priced acquisitions without Chinese competition.

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1 September 2016

The Case of the South China Sea

The implementation of the award by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, on the interpretation of the UNCLOS in a case that pitted the Philippines against China in a dispute over the South China Sea is going to be a test for the primacy of international law. This speech was originally made at Christ University, Bengaluru on 27 September, as part of a 'National Seminar on the Formulation of Treaties'.

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31 August 2016

India-Egypt: renewing old ties

Egyptian president, Abdul al-Fattah al-Sisi, is set to arrive in New Delhi on 1 September 2016 with a delegation of important ministers and business leaders. This marks an important opportunity for the two countries to connect on a much wider range of regional and international issues than earlier.

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31 August 2016

LEMOA: a natural progression in Indo-U.S. ties

Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar visited the U.S. this week, where he signed the long awaited Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement with Ash Carter, his American counterpart. Sameer Patil, Fellow, National Security, Ethnic Conflict and Terrorism Studies, Gateway House, discusses the content and significance of the agreement, and prospects for Indo-U.S. defence ties.

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25 August 2016

How Mumbai became a magnet for migrants

Mumbai presents a melting pot scenario, one to which different communities lend its own distinct flavour, and to which three different sets of laws have contributed. This article assesses how the city’s migratory patterns are reflected in its housing laws, company and industrial laws, and those related to organised crime.

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25 August 2016

Scorpene data leak will delay deployment

On the 24 August 2016, 22,000 pages of classified documents from France's DCNS was leaked. The documents contained sensitive information regarding India's newly acquired Scorpene-class submarines. Sameer Patil, National Security fellow at Gateway House summarises what has happened, and why this will only a small setback to the deployment of the submarines.