The U.S. government shutdown and President Obama’s absence gave China immense diplomatic and political space at the APEC and East Asia Summit meetings. China’s declaration of a “de-Americanised” world may be premature but the crumbling old order is doing little to dispel this notion
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After revelations that the U.S.’s NSA spied on her, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has ordered a series of measures to ensure online independence and called for an equitable global internet infrastructure. India can follow Brazil’s lead and make its communication systems less vulnerable
In ‘The Blood Telegram’ Gary Bass jolts us into recalling one of the most horrific genocides of the last century that occurred during the creation of Bangladesh
This daily column includes Gateway House’s Badi Soch – big thought – of the day’s foreign policy event. This Badi Soch analyses the implications of revelations about surveillance on Indian missions, by the U.S. government.
The recent UNSC Resolution, which mandates the complete destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons, demonstrates that after more than a year, a degree of international agreement on the Syrian issue has been possible. In the evolving situation, Russia will now emerge as a major player
Rajni Bakshi, Senior Gandhi Peace Fellow, Gateway House, delivered a lecture at the ‘International Day of Non-Violence’ at the UN Convention Centre in Thailand, on October 2. In her lecture, she spoke about the significance and the greater potential of non-violent means in achieving the goals of today’s world.
In recent days, both the U.S. and Iran have intimated that they seek a broad improvement in relations, signalling a welcome thaw in bilateral ties. What does this mean for Tehran and Washington, and more importantly, how will this development play out in the West Asian region?
Since 2009, distraction and dysfunction in India and the U.S. resulted in low enthusiasm vis-à-vis bilateral ties. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who met U.S. President Barack Obama, prior to the UNGA, had one last chance to salvage India-U.S. ties before the country goes to elections in 2014. Did he succeed?
Ahead of the Indian Prime Minister’s meetings with his counterparts from Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan on the sidelines of the UNGA, Ambassador Neelam Deo and Manjeet Kripalani blog about why India will only be able to conduct its foreign policy overseas, away from its raucous media and opposition parties
The positive advances made by newly-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and U.S. President Barack Obama at the 68th UN General Assembly indicates a strong potential for a thaw in Tehran-Washington relations. However, it will take sincere efforts from both sides to turn this into concrete reality. Can India help?