Sameer Patil. Fellow, National Security, Ethnic Conflict and Terrorism, Gateway House, was quoted by Benar News in an article on the arrest of three suspected Al-Qaeda operatives by the Indian police.
As Iran begins to re-integrate with the global economy, the politics in West Asia are bound to be impacted. Will Iran be the new Turkey? Is Turkey going down the path of Pakistan? M.D. Nalapat, director of the School of Geopolitics at Manipal University and Manjeet Kripalani, executive director, Gateway House join our national security fellow, Sameer Patil, to discuss these questions, and more.
During Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s recent visit to India, both countries made important progress in strengthening their security engagement focused on maritime security, defence purchases and counter-terrorism. Nonetheless, Indian policymakers are conscious of regional concerns about Japan’s renewed nationalism and of balancing this relationship with that of China
COP21 could have spelled doom for India’s growth push if it had insisted on a peak emissions year for all participants, or spelled out explicit restrictions on coal. It has done neither, and continues to recognise the principle of differentiated responsibilities
COP21 is a reality check for those who like to believe that geopolitical power is shifting from West to East. The just-concluded Paris Climate Summit was essentially about the early-to-develop Western powers continuing to exercise almost complete control over global governance structures, largely through the dominance of markets.
Mohandas Pai and Manjeet Kripalani's article 'India's Iran opportunity' was republished by Quartz India.
Akshay Mathur, Director of Research and Fellow, Geoeconomics Studies, was quoted by several Chinese news organizations for his comments on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India.
Sameer Patil's article 'Bangkok Breakthrough' was republished on Eurasia Review.
Mohandas Pai's and Manjeet Kripalani's article 'India's Iran opportunity' was republished by Swarajya Magazine.
The GCC finds itself engulfed by a perfect storm – due to the oil price fall and the re-emergence of Iran on the world scene. While the GCC is forced to undertake politically challenging reforms and confront the regional challenge of Iran, there lies a great opportunity for India to strengthen their economic as well as security ties.