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Volume V, Issue 42: Thursday, 20th October, 2016

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The recent BRICS summit and BIMSTEC outreach highlighted some laudable maritime endeavours linking geographically distant, emerging economies within the grouping. The BIMSTEC platform is also crucial to India’s efforts to create a peaceful Bay of Bengal community through economic and cultural linkages.
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By Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, Distinguished Fellow, International Security and Maritime Studies, Gateway House

VP in Africa

India has remained connected with the African nations in the course of the last one year through high-profile events and well-publicised visits by top leaders. This momentum in bilateral cooperation needs to be sustained on all fronts
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By Ambassador Rajiv Bhatia, Distinguished Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Gateway House


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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The recent inauguration of the New Development Bank in Shanghai has made that city a focal point of international financial transactions between the five BRICS countries. This occasions revisiting some of the ways in which Bombay has been historically linked to it.
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By Sifra Lentin, Adjunct Fellow, Bombay History Studies, Gateway House

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Peaceful, Buddhist-majority Ladakh has been quietly resentful of the fact that Kashmir grabs attention at its expense. Taking it for granted may cost India, especially with China seeking to deepen its influence across the Himalayas.
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By Sunil Raman, former BBC journalist


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The Gateway House Podcast

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In the wake of the third and final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Ambassador Neelam Deo, Director, Gateway House gives her take on how the debate went, whether there’s been historical precedence on the issue of foreign involvement in the election and how Trump’s ‘suspense’ comment could damage the American democratic system.

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Gateway House Events

Forum 2000 Conference

From October 16 to 19, Ambassador Neelam Deo, Director, Gateway House, attended the Forum 2000 conference in Prague where she was a panelist.The theme of the conference was the state of democracy in the world today and the challenges posed to it.

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young thinkers conference

From October 13 to 14, Manjeet Kripalani, Executive Director, Gateway House, was a panelist at the Young Thinkers’ Conference 2016 – the flagship foreign and security policy conference of the British High Commission, organized in conjunction with the Indian School of Business.

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Gateway House in the media

Wall Street Journal

Amit Bhandari


Gateway House

Seema Sirohi


Rajiv Bhatia


Spot-on analyses

The Week Past

BRICS: BRICS continues its advance, one step at a time

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