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Volume VI, Issue 1: Thursday, 5th January, 2017

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“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 expanding global engagement.” Neelam Deo, Director, and Manjeet Kripalani, Executive Director, Gateway House

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Gateway House Features

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The year 2017 may change some equations in the East Asian region. Will the near parity that the U.S. and China currently share turn into a keener contest? Will strained relations between India and China persist? Donald Trump’s election as the next U.S. president casts the spotlight squarely on these inter-state relationships
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By Rajiv Bhatia, Distinguished Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Gateway House

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The Russians have concluded that the Afghan Taliban offer a better shield against the Islamic State than the old Northern Alliance. A negotiated settlement in Afghanistan could be achieved if Washington and New Delhi join Moscow, Beijing, Islamabad and Tehran in a joint effort.
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By Tim Willasey-Wilsey, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, King’s College London

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The incoming Trump administration is inheriting an economy that is on a strong recovery path. What are the challenges in sustaining this and what is emerging as the new administration’s growth agenda?
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By Anoop Singh, Distinguished Fellow, Geoeconomics Studies, Gateway House

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Cyber cooperation between India and the European Union lacks a security focus despite common threats. Differences persist on both sides regarding India’s data adequacy status, resulting in the Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement negotiations being blocked. Many areas can enhance cooperation: this needs a pragmatic approach and the help of business to plug digital vulnerabilities.
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By Sameer Patil, National Security Fellow, Purvaja Modak, Researcher, Kunal Kulkarni, Former Senior Researcher, and Aditya Phatak, Senior Researcher, Gateway House

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The Gateway House Podcast

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With the purchase of a 40% stake in the Pakistan Stock Exchange by a consortium of Chinese companies,China’s influence in the region has expanded. That, coupled with former Pakistani Chief of Army Staff, Raheel Sharif, likely to be appointed defence advisor to the Saudi Arabia-led Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT), significant geopolitical changes are afoot – with Pakistan in the driver’s seat.

Ambassador Neelam Deo, Director and Sameer Patil, National Security Fellow, Gateway House discuss the implications of these developments.

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