Lebanon has been the scene of some of the biggest mass protests through the month of October. They arose in response to cumulative economic crises due to low economic growth and the government’s controversial austerity measures. But can they also be seen as an awakening of Lebanese society to the need for a more equitable political and social discourse?
Allegations of corruption brought down erstwhile South Korean president Park Geun-Hye. Now, there are many changes afoot: the new president who will be elected in May will face some crucial dilemmas that may affect the country’s relations with China and North Korea, besides the U.S.
A decisive, corruption-free, and pro-industry government – that is what over 1.25 billion Indians are hoping for from the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance which will lead India for the next five years. Gateway House experts outline the key foreign policy priorities for the new government
The collective GDP of countries in sub-Saharan Africa has grown at an average of 5% per annum since 2000, and is expected to grow faster in the future. Will the recent political reforms give the region a chance to sustain this boom in the coming years?
A short analysis by Gateway House on the defence budget for 2013-14. Coming at a time of increased defence spending, and more recently, allegations of corruption during procurement, how can India put the new budget to effective use?
The Indian Express quoted Gateway House's Manjeet Kripalani in its article on Tim Sebastian's new show 'The Outsider' which features debates on topics like corruption. She argues that corruption is led by the corporate elite who walk hand in hand with the politicians.
The Diplomat republished Gateway House's Ambassador Neelam Deo's article on the factors that impede the smooth functioning of democracy, in India and abroad. She argues that it is imperative to find ways to confront the shortcomings that have crept into our cherished democracies.
Dawn republished Gateway House's Ambassador Neelam Deo's article on the factors that impede the smooth functioning of democracy, in India and abroad. She argues that it is imperative to find ways to confront the shortcomings that have crept into our cherished democracies.
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The promise of an egalitarian democratic system in India and abroad, has been tarnished by the entrenchment of dynastic leadership and by an inordinate concentration of power and wealth in the hands of a few. It is imperative to find ways to confront the shortcomings that have crept into our cherished democracies.
The Diplomat republished Brig. (Retd.) Xerxes Adrianwalla's article on the obsolete Indian military structure. He advocates reforms for the system, such as having a Joint Chiefs of Defense Staff to co-ordinate and synergize operations and equipment.