Rajni Bakshi, Gandhi Peace Fellow, Gateway House, sits down with Milan Vaishnav, Associate, South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, to discuss how U.S.-India relations have progressed since PM Modi took office and what to expect during President Obama's visit to India as the chief guest for Republic Day.
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Diplomats and world leaders across the world are increasing their presence on social media platforms—more than 68% of world leaders are now on social media. However, the private nature and protocol of diplomacy means there are certain constraints that diplomats face. Ambassador Navdeep Suri outlines what some of these constraints are and how they may inhibit diplomats from using public platforms to speak freely
Digital tools can be used by governments and diplomats to help mitigate crises.. Ambassador Navdeep Suri explains how India used social media to evacuate Indian citizens during the Libyan civil war in 2011.
Digital diplomacy is widely understood to be the use of digital communication tools(social media) by diplomats, but as newer technologies emerge Gokhan Yucel explains why the definition is expanding
The 18th SAARC Summit begins exactly six months to the day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony and nearly all the SAARC leaders were in attendance. Neelam Deo, Director, Gateway House, comments on PM Modi's 'neighbourhood first' policy and his role in reinvigorating the grouping.
Infrastructure connectivity, which was the buzzword at the APEC Summit in Beijing and the East Asia Summit in Myanmar, was also an important feature on the agenda at the 18th SAARC Summit in Nepal. Ambassador Neelam Deo, Director, Gateway House, analyses how connectivity can be a driver of change in South Asia.
Daniel Markey, Senior Fellow, India, Pakistan & South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, comments on Afghanistan's political and security future as the draw down of U.S. and NATO military forces continues.
The Islamic State(IS) has expressed intentions of expanding its presence to South Asia, including India. Daniel Markey, Senior Fellow, India, Pakistan & South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations, comments on the IS's capabilities in South Asia and evaluates the threat that they pose going forward.
On 12 November the U.S. President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a climate a deal to reduce green house gases by 2030. Amit Bhandari, Energy and Environment Fellow, Gateway House, comments on the impact of the deal on India's position on climate change negotiations going forward.
On 12 November the U.S. and China announced a Climate deal along the sidelines of the APEC Summit. Amit Bhandari, Energy and Environment Fellow, Gateway House, comments on the significance of the deal.