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Trump & the World: The Road Ahead

by Marco Vicenzino, member of the Asia Scotland Institute’s International Advisory As Donald Trump embarks on his presidency, America and the world are venturing into unchartered waters. For optimists, it is the dawn of a new era in American greatness. For pessimists, it marks the beginning of chaos. Many realists largely take a wait-and-see approach,…

Gateway House Weekly Briefing

Weekly Briefing Volume VI, Issue 3: Thursday, 19th January, 2017 www.gatewayhouse.in “We are delighted to announce the second edition of The Gateway of India Geoeconomic Dialogue supported by the Ministry of External Affairs. We look forward to welcoming great minds from global politics and business to Mumbai to debate the role of corporations in India’s…

New Publication Section: Be Immersed in a Confluence of Unique Insights

The Asia Scotland Institute is now offering a new section on the website where you can explore the unique views of our Senior Fellows. It will be a hub of knowledge and insight, and the authors will be writing on topics of global importance for today’s internationally connected professionals and scholars. In a world where thin and insubstantial online content prevails, this new section…

Yangon Echoes, Inside heritage homes

by Virginia Henderson & Tim Webster Yangon Echoes welcomes readers behind the facades of heritage buildings in the city formerly known as Rangoon, to explore the human experiences of these old places. A richly illustrated anthology of fifty-six oral histories, this work explores notions and values of heritage and home. An innovative approach to heritage…

Gateway House Weekly Briefing

Weekly Briefing Volume VI, Issue 2: Thursday, 12th January, 2017 www.gatewayhouse.in “We are delighted to announce the second edition of The Gateway of India Geoeconomic Dialogue supported by the Ministry of External Affairs. We look forward to welcoming great minds from global politics and business to Mumbai to debate the role of corporations in India’s…

A Letter From Odisha

Scene co-Directors Alex Schlicke and Vijay Bhopal to visit Odisha in February to assess progress to date and opportunities for further development of their project to support energy access in this remote rural area of India.   Solar at the ‘Base of the Pyramid’ India is seen internationally as a model for alternative energy pathways.…

The Primary Source Revolution

Leaders, take note. To combat fake news, join the Primary Source Revolution The best possible antidote to fake news is for our leaders to speak directly to people themselves BY ELIZABETH LINDER  /  5 JANUARY 2017 “Post-truth” had already been crowned Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year by the time “fake news” gathered steam in December.  In…

Letter From Singapore

  Three new regional hubs in Singapore, Dubai and Abuja as Britain extends global defence footprint UK Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon confirms new regional British Defence Staffs (BDS) will be set up in The Gulf (Dubai), Asia Pacific (Singapore) and West Africa (Abuja) to reinforce bilateral and multilateral defence and security relationships.>>>Read more <<< Singapore…

How the humble pomegranate is helping Afghans to a better way of life

A Scots-led initiative is making a big difference to farmers on the other side of the globe writes Roddy Gow In addition to being founder and chairman of the Asia Scotland Institute I am chairman of the UK Foundation of Plant for Peace. With Christmas and Hogmanay celebrated, as we look forward to what 2017…