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Volume V, Issue 43: Thursday, 27th October, 2016


Perhaps South Block did not gain as much as it had hoped to: there was a gulf in member states’ perceptions. One takeaway, therefore, for policy makers was that while noise has its uses, it is now time for some quiet diplomacy
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By Rajiv Bhatia, Distinguished Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Gateway House


The trade between Bombay and America’s north eastern ports 200 years ago was unique as it coexisted with the period’s territorial colonial monopolies. This article retraces those routes to riches in light of the recently signed Indo-U.S. Strategic Partnership.
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By Sifra Lentin, Adjunct Fellow, Bombay History Studies, Gateway House

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This infographic seeks to trace the evolution of BRICS from O’Neill’s original vision to its current form, while illustrating how intra-BRICS trade has evolved over the past 15 years.
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By 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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An earnestly, but objectively written, biography of the late prime minister gives credit where it has been denied: PVN was the principal architect of the economic reforms that put the country on a destiny-changing path of growth, while being up against a restless party, hostile Parliament, and an apathetic public.
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By Meera Kumar


This edited excerpt discusses the wider impact that the U.S. Elections will have on, the race for the U.S. Congress and Senate, American society, and the global political discourse.
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Indian defence minister Manohar Parrikar recently spoke – unexpectedly – of a doctrinal change in stance.
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By Aditya Phatak, Senior Researcher, Gateway House


Sponsored by Gateway House member
EXIM Bank India


The Gateway House Podcast

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We continue our special podcast series on the U.S. election. With less than 2 weeks to go before the election on November 8th, Ambassador Neelam Deodiscusses the impact this election may have on the simultaneous race for the U.S. Congress and Senate, as well as the larger effect that this election may have on political discourse around the world.

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Gateway House Events


From October 16 to 25, Sameer Patil, Fellow, National Security, Ethnic Conflict and Terror Studies, Gateway House attended the fifth Asian Forum on Global Governance, a ten-day event that takes a look at some of the challenges facing the global community with an emphasis on the Asian region.

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