A Letter From Mumbai

A Letter From Mumbai

Weekly Briefing

Volume V, Issue 37: Thursday, 15th September, 2016


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Gateway House Features and Blogs

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Yet another round of violence in the long-standing water dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu highlights a rapidly accelerating global crisis. By 2040 it is estimated that 33 countries, including the USA, China and India, will face severe water scarcity. There is much to learn from India’s traditional water systems, which will help prepare infrastructure to prevent such a crisis.
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By Rajni Bakshi, Gandhi Peace Fellow, Gateway House


Prime Minister Modi’s reference to Balochistan in his Independence Day speech, which coincided with the Kashmir unrest, sparked speculations of this being smartly retaliatory. But the province’s geo-strategic complexities mean that New Delhi will have to play the ‘human rights’ card carefully.
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By Aprameya Rao, Research Intern, Gateway House

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent trip to Vietnam had both heads of state announcing an upgrade of their ‘Strategic Partnership’ into a ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’. This added term captures the importance both sides have vested in the need to deepen the relationship and the prospect for future cooperation.
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By Jivanta Schottli, Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore


A decade after the term ‘degrowth’ was first deployed by a small group of European academics, it draws unconventional thinkers, not mainstream policy makers. The recent Degrowth Conference in Budapest made perpetual growth, not degrowth, seem utopian.
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By Rajni Bakshi, Gandhi Peace Fellow, Gateway House


The 11th India Trilateral Forum, a meeting series between India, Europe and the U.S., reflects a more confident India from whom expectations – especially to counter China – are high. This will require a realistic re-labelling of India by the Western powers.
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By Manjeet Kripalani, Executive Director, Gateway House

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In the last few years, India has stepped up its engagement with the countries of the Indian Ocean. At the first Indian Ocean Conference held last week, a consensus emerged that New Delhi needed to redouble their efforts to foster political, security, economic, and cultural cooperation in the region.
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By Sameer Patil, Fellow, National Security, Ethnic Conflict, and Terrorism, Gateway House

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Gateway House founders shortlisted for Woman Transforming India

NITI Aayog, in partnership with MyGov and the United Nations in India, launched the first-ever ‘Women Transforming India’. We are proud to share that our co-founders, Manjeet Kripalani and Neelam Deo were shortlisted in the top 25 in this contest.


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The Gateway House Podcast

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Our special mini-series on the U.S. Elections and its foreign policy implications continues as Ambassador Neelam Deo discusses the debate over terrorism, in which Trump’s inconsistent policy proposals make predictions difficult, while alliances in South and East Asia are shifting with new military drills announced, as others take place this week.

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Gateway House Events

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From September 8-9, Manjeet Kripalani, Executive Director, Gateway House, and Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, Distinguished Fellow, International Security and Maritime Studies, Gateway House, were panelists at the 11th edition of the India Trilateral Forum held in Stockholm, Sweden.

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