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10 December 2014

The 18th SAARC Summit

Expectations were high from the 18th SAARC Summit held in Kathmandu on November 26-27. However the Summit disappointed on the deliverables as tensions between India and Pakistan as well as Pakistan's domestic compulsions prevented the signing of two major agreements. The failure of this summit means that economic integration remains a distant dream

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8 December 2014

A divided space again

Space exploration may take a hit as terrestrial politics plays spoilsport with the U.S. government spearheading a sanctions programme against Russia. With China pursuing an independent space programme of its own, Russia’s departure from the effort may mark the beginning of a divided space once again after the Cold War

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5 December 2014

A year of India-China friendship

2014 was celebrated as the year of India-China friendship with many joint high level diplomatic, defence and cultural events to strengthen relations. The cities of New Delhi and Mumbai will see the debut of the Chinese Kunqu Opera to mark the close of the year

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5 December 2014

Book review: Writing with an imperialist’s pen

The scope of Kissinger’s book is immense, but it is marred by his prejudices and his arrogant view of non-European cultures. The author’s main premise is that the world is in a state of disorder, but his prescriptions remain unclear

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5 December 2014

China’s connectivity tips for India

Karan Pradhan, Senior Researcher, Gateway House and Dev Lewis, Outreach Associate, Gateway House have written an article providing tips to increase connectivity between India and the SAARC countries. Guancha, a shanghai based publication, translated and published the article in mandarin.

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4 December 2014

Can SAARC succeed despite itself?

Neelam Deo, Director, Gateway House, has written an article on the 18th SAARC Summit, which took place in Nepal, Kathmandu, where she analyses the outcomes and failures of the summit. This article has been republished by the Economic Times

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4 December 2014

Combating terror financing through SAARC

Sameer Patil, Associate Fellow, National Security, Ethnic Conflict and Terrorism, Gateway House has written an article on whether or not the SAARC countries can come together to fight terrorism. This article has been republished by The South Asia Analysis