A Letter From Mumbai

A Letter From Mumbai

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Weekly Briefing

Volume V, Issue 40: Thursday, 6th October, 2016

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The 8th BRICS summit in Goa takes place in the midst of major geopolitical events; Brexit, the U.S. elections, the South China Sea dispute, and the terror attacks in Uri. There is much need for BRICS to demonstrate to the world, its capability to manage internal differences and showcase a collective sense of cooperation.
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By Rajiv Bhatia, Distinguished Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Gateway House

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A vibrant foreign diplomatic corp that has been present in Mumbai for the last 200 years has contributed both to its political and economic life and imparted a social and cultural cachet.
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By Sifra Lentin, Adjunct Fellow, Bombay History Studies, Gateway House

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How relevant is BRICS today? Does India’s membership in it matter?
Gateway House invites you to take the BRICS Survey 2016 and share your opinion on the importance and impact of the grouping in the New World Order.

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India’s new focus on Balochistan has more to do with the China Pakistan Economic Corridor than with Kashmir. China understands that CPEC may not be achievable. But there are real dangers in reviving Pakistani fears of secessionism and in broadening the field of Indo-Pakistani conflict beyond the confines of Kashmir.
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By Tim Willasey-Wilsey, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Kings College London

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Competing for attention with the U.S. election is the global election for the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, due out in October. Incumbent Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is being replaced at a time when the UN is losing credibility and battling perceptions of being weak and ineffectual. The much coveted post therefore offers a chance to remake a great institution.
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By Ishani Shukla, Website Intern, Gateway House

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OPEC’s announcement of a cut in oil production shows that Saudi Arabia is being affected by low oil prices even as Iran gains ground.
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Amit Bhandari, Energy and Environment Fellow, Gateway House

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The Gateway House Podcast

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October 4 saw the U.S. Vice Presidential candidates go head to head in their first and only debate. Candidates Mike Pence and Tim Kaine discussed a range of issues, touching heavily on foreign policy. Ambassador Neelam Deo, Director at Gateway House, discusses the debate and what we might expect in Sunday’s 2nd Presidential Debate.

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As the race to decide Secretary Ban ki-moon’s successor heats up, Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri, India’s former Permanent Representative to the UN in New York and Geneva, joins Gateway House in discussing the candidates, process, and behind-the-scenes dynamics in the Security Council.
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Gateway House Events

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On 29 September, Gateway House hosted a roundtable meeting with Toby Dalton, co-Director of the Nuclear Policy Programme at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, to discuss the release of his new book with George Perkovich entitled ‘Not War, Not Peace: Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Cross-Border Terrorism’.

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Gateway House in the media

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Ambassador Neelam Deo

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Vice Admiral Anil Chopra

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Sameer Patil

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