As India looks towards Africa to expand its economic ties, it faces a number of challenges - both policy and commercial. Gateway House interviews Kapil Kapoor, Director of Strategy at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), to discuss new strategies for trade and investment in African countries
Alisha Pinto interviewed Renu Modi, an expert on Indo-Africa relations, on South Africa and its role in the BRICS. She also discusses its ties with China, its climate change position, and foreign investments from BRIC countries.
India and Brazil’s increasing engagement in Africa is a clear sign that both countries are embracing their new roles as global diplomats. By joining forces to bolster Africa’s food security, they have the chance to break ground on a tangible agenda that could have a far-reaching impact on matters of global concern
Despite their economic downturns, domestic tensions keep developed countries from embracing the revitalizing potential of foreign workers. Ambassador Neelam Deo argues that India should continue to leverage its history of diversity and capitalize on a world more open to the free flow of goods and services.
Another war, another resolution to divide the UN Security Council, another contravention of a country’s sovereignty: As a coalition of Western military forces target Libya, the outcomes may be all too unexpected.
A major strategic challenge for the United States in the coming decades will be integrating emerging powers into international institutions. To hold the post war order together, the US will have to become a more consistent exemplar of multilateral cooperation.
Though a permanent seat at the Norwegian Room is still an aspiration; for now, India can celebrate making it to the UNSC non-permanent members club