A change has come about after 9/11: the ideologies grouped as “Al Qaeda” has morphed, from a group directed by a few individuals, it is now disaggregated. Due to this change, NATO is empowering it's future foes in the Arab world by its continued belief in the camouflaged jihadis.
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India's security concerns seem to grow weaker by the year. The dangerous political polarity, a paralysed ruling coalition, a fractured opposition, a popular distaste for a corrupt polity and complicit bureaucracy, and a slowing economy, has handicapped any progress towards this issue.
Gateway House has prepared a report analysing the security system in the U.S. post 9/11, its implications on the world as we knew it, and the lessons to be learnt by India.
Former Indian Ambassador to Syria, Rajendra Abhyankar, speaks to Gateway House’s Samyukta Lakshman about the developments in Syria, the impact on India-Syria relations and the future of the region.
A decade after 9/11, the U.S. has prevented further terrorist attacks - a major achievement. But with a $1.3 trillion budget deficit, a debt downgrade, and 24 million Americans searching for jobs, the U.S. needs to attend to matters at home rather than intervening in the world's affairs.
“What Now?” asked the headline on the front page of the San Franciso Chronicle, the day after Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO of Apple. After more than a decade of technological ascendancy by Jobs and Apple, where and who now will the world look towards for the next creative breakthrough?
While the U.S. political leadership is stuck with extreme positions led by the Tea Party, India’s politicians do not seem to have a position at all. It is imperative for India’s political leadership to exercise prudent fiscal leadership to ensure that economic growth is balanced and equitable.
The downgrade of U.S. Treasury securities by Standard & Poor’s has once again brought the spotlight on rating agencies. There appears to be a political and economic flashpoint underlying this downgrade.
The job of forging partnerships while sustaining India’s interests is done by its ambassadors –and New Delhi has the unique distinction of sending two women ambassadors in a row to the US. A study of Indian envoy Meera Shankar’s tenure, and what awaits her successor –and former foreign secretary–Nirupama Rao.
This decade records a new trend for the Indian Diaspora: as the Indian economy registers strong growth, thousands return to India amidst growing employment and investment opportunities. But does India have the ability to effectively reintegrate them into society?