Recently signed sub-regional agreements will help India's 'Act East' by furthering trade and connectivity linkages as well as build strategic relations with important powers in Asia. China's regional integration growth in the past decade should be the benchmark for India.
The SAARC Yatra to be undertaken by foreign secretary S. Jaishankar from March 1 is an opportunity for India to improve relations, resurrect stalled projects and create new synergies with its neighbourhood. An initiative like this could hold the key to India shedding the ‘hegemon’ tag and pursuing mutually beneficial policies with its neighbours
The story of Darah Shikoh, heir-apparent to the Mughal throne in the mid-17th century , enacted by the National Theatre in London, offers insights on how to get beyond the increasingly polarising global discourse on faith, reason and Islam
The People's SAARC (PSAARC) declaration,which called for the governments to address a number of issues from food security to climate justice, established the network as advocates for a progressive humanitarian agenda
The shifting geopolitics in Asia presented an opportunity for China to rebalance its relations with India during the visit of President Xi Jinping to New Delhi in September. However, the meeting proved to be another missed opportunity for the two countries.
The 18th SAARC Summit held in Nepal concluded on November 27 with the release of the Kathmandu Declaration. Did the summit live up to its expectations? Was concrete progress made, and if so in which areas? Where is SAARC heading now? Gateway House asks and answers five questions on the outcome of the summit
China’s president Xi Jinping revealed his South Asia foreign policy plans and initiatives on this trips around the region. Though China has a lot to offer, will it factor in green goals while implementing its outreach programs and policies?
In its first week in office, the new government has sent out signals outlining India’s economic and foreign policy outlook. This is exactly what Gateway House has envisioned and recommended in its publications over the course of the last three years
Gateway House speaks to Ujal Bhatia, Member, Appellate Body, World Trade Organisation, on the importance of economic diplomacy; India’s assertiveness during trade negotiations; the role of Indian business in the negotiation processes; the relevance of SAFTA; and on ways to boost intra-SAARC trade.
In the last few months, South Asia has gone from being just a global security headache, to a region with new possibilities. Teresita C. Schaffer, former US ambassador to Sri Lanka, and Howard Schaffer, former US ambassador to Pakistan and Bangladesh, discuss the major challenges that confront the US in South Asia.