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28 June 2013

Mining and industry in space?

An increase in the global demand for rare earth elements, used in high-technology industries, coupled with limited supplies on Earth, has accelerated extra-terrestrial exploration. International cooperation and competition for these space-based resources will determine the next human footprint and race in space.

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26 June 2013

Hedging China Manufacturing Through India Just Became Corporate Strategy

Indian laws and regulations are now being perceived friendly by foreign investments. With a favourable worker demographic dividend, India and Vietnam are poised to become becoming Asia’s new manufacturing hubs, although at China’s cost

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21 June 2013

Kerry: Stepping onto an Asian merry-go-round

The U.S. Secretary of State’s visit to India comes at a time when India is witnessing significant realignments in its domestic politics while the U.S. is busy tackling its cyber-spying allegations. Amidst these preoccupations, will the upcoming India-U.S. talks churn out substantive outcomes?

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19 June 2013

‘China and India should avoid competition’

The Depsang incursion had the potential to stifle economic and cultural relations between India and China. Gateway House interviews Dr. Liu Youfa, Consul General, People’s Republic of China, to discuss the bilateral mechanisms that the two countries can build on and their role in a globalising world.

Badi Soch: Is the U.S.-EU free trade plan a threat to India and China?
19 June 2013

Badi Soch: Is the U.S.-EU free trade plan a threat to India and China?

This daily column includes Gateway House’s Badi Soch – big thought – of the day’s foreign policy events. Today’s focus is on the negotiations for a free trade agreement between the E.U. and the U.S.

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7 June 2013

Why India is Winning the Entrepreneurial Battle with China

While India may be lagging behind China in its infrastructure development, it has inherited a worker demographic dividend. With most of the Chinese business being state owned, will India be the destination to look for new entrepreneurial talent?

ansari AU Courtesy: Ministry of External Affairs, India
7 June 2013

Destination Africa

The role of the emerging economies of Africa was discussed at the recent summit of the African Union. Africa’s resources are crucial to fuel such economic powerhouses as India, Brazil and China, and India must accelerate its trade and aid relationship with the continent.

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7 June 2013

Lessons from Depsang

The Depsang valley incursion by the Chinese army may have moved the Indian Ministry of Defence out of its inertia in implementing long-pending proposals; but the lack of a comprehensive strategy to deal with the Chinese threat was especially evident in the manner in which decisions were taken to handle the situation.