Policy Perspectives
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4 September 2018

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

President Vladimir Putin is in India on a two-day state visit to India, his third trip to India during Prime Minister Modi’s term. A key agreement that has just been signed is the $5 billion deal for the S-400 air defence system. However, U.S. sanctions on Russia’s top defence manufacturers will be a hurdle in closing this agreement, making payments to Russia difficult and scaring away potential Indian partners, especially those with investments in the West. Gateway House looks at India’s options for successfully concluding this agreement without falling foul of American sanctions.

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4 September 2018

A security architecture for the Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean has served as a keystone of global politics, economics and culture for centuries. In modern times, after World War II, it emerged as a focal point for great power competition and subsequently, of global commerce as the pivot of economic growth shifted from Europe to the Asia Pacific, a feature which has since remained constant.

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4 September 2018

Green shoots of revival: on BIMSTEC summit

The fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) has many implications for the countries involved. The agreements signed at the summit can only be implemented through a concerted effort by all parties.

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3 September 2018

Simply Put: Why BIMSTEC summit matters

Our Distinguished Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies, Ambassador Rajiv Bhatia, was quoted in The Indian Express in an article on what the BIMSTEC summit could achieve. Read the full article here.

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29 August 2018

The People’s Authoritarian

The psychology of Putin, the ideology of his regime, and the machinery received exhaustive attention in the West. The Russian people, however, remain poorly understood.