With increasing debt and recession in the West, it seems no longer fitting for the rest of the world to follow traditional Western financial models. India’s long experience of capital markets, with its conservative and ‘inclusive’ financial regulatory system, on the other hand, makes for a compelling case study.
NATO’s poor strategy in Afghanistan has failed to quell the Taliban. Now, India will begin to train the Afghani military, and has proven with its light force tactics in Kashmir that it is better suited for the role than NATO forces.
The Occupy Wall Street movement in the U.S. is gathering strength, with new groups of the aggrieved adding to the numbers of protestors. Gateway House’s editorial advisor Bob Dowling plunges into the crowd to gauge the depth of the movement, and the seriousness of the protestors’ intent.
The anti-corruption protests have offered some suggestions for the media and the cognoscenti to take forward. Now what is required is deeper discussion, which can create an example of a healthy democratic process of citizen participation in governance and policy making.
The quarterly review includes all Features written exclusively (unless mentioned otherwise) for Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations by various contributors and Gateway House staff.
Is China poised to take over from the United States as the world’s leading economy? Yes, judging by its GDP, trade flows, and ability to act as a creditor to the rest of the world. In fact, China’s economic dominance will be far greater and come about far sooner than most observers realize.
Shortly after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Dhaka, Gateway House interviewed the Bangladeshi High Commissioner to India, Tariq Ahmad Karim, who commented on the prospects of enhanced relations between the two nations, and the opportunities that lie ahead.
BBC News published a feature written by Gateway House’s Head of Research, Akshay Mathur, in their Asia business section. Mathur writes on the the financial crises in Europe and the possibility of the BRICS countries playing an active part in the European bailout.
Indian companies have made progress in Africa, but there is much more available in African markets. Outlook India quoted Renu Modi, an Africa studies research fellow at Gateway House.
On September 26th 2011, Rediff published a Gateway House interview with Sara Chayes, who has spent the last decade living in and reporting from Kandahar, Afghanistan.