The West is quick to claim that their sanctions against Myanmar have forced the government to implement political and economic reforms in the country. However, such bans do not usually achieve their stated purpose of forcing regimes to change their behavior.
As Europe emerges from economic crisis, a larger challenge remains: finally turning the eurozone into an optimal currency area, with economies similar enough to sustain a single monetary policy. Getting there will be difficult and expensive, but the future of European integration hangs in the balance.
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.
Childhood malnutrition has reached epidemic proportions in India, particularly in the state of Madhya Pradesh. To address this issue and reduce the long-term consequences of this situation, the government in Madhya Pradesh created the Anganwadi Centres that provide nutrition education in Indian villages.
An important take-away from the preliminary pact reached by Kabul and Washington is that unlike the 1990s, the Americans are not just packing their bags and leaving. This is good news in terms of regional stability, and the upcoming NATO summit may answer some questions this draft agreement raises.
The author discusses the incriminating Op-Ed published in the New York Times on Goldman Sachs bank and analyses the investment banking world critical situation. He outlines many initiatives and advocates for bilateral reform policies that could be an important first step in addressing the situation.
Manjeet Kripalani, Executive Director, Gateway House blogs about the hurdles social entrepreneurs in India face and the alluring idea of an India-South East Asia Social Enterprise Corridor.
This article attempts to explain the current crisis facing the world, and in particular many European countries, relating to sovereign debt and the consequent crisis, in simple layman’s terms. It also suggests how best India can weather this crisis.
Sankalp Forum, a platform that supports socially relevant small and medium enterprises, republished Gateway House's Director Manjeet Kripalani's article. Kripalani blogs about the hurdles social entrepreneurs in India face and the alluring idea of an India-South East Asia Social Enterprise Corridor.
India’s tumultuous politics, weakened capital market, retroactive tax laws, uncertain growth rate, and bleak investment climate are adding up to India’s gloom. We need strong leadership and bold reforms to strengthen our economy.