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Volume VI, Issue 21: Thursday, 25th May, 2017

Gateway House Reports

sister cities

In light of our government’s new understanding of the role that the sister cities relationship can play in envisioning urban projects in India, Gateway House’s Mumbai History Fellow, Sifra Lentin, has readied a special report on the role and understanding of sister cities.

In this report, “Mumbai-Shanghai Sister Cities Agreement: Challenges & Opportunities” Lentin looks at Shanghai and Mumbai, the two major metropoles of Asia. She discusses the scope of the relationship, highlights the issues and puts forth key recommendations to strengthen it to mutual benefit.

These recommendations draw on three very workable templates which demonstrate not just the flexibility of Sister City Agreements in general, but how bilateral para-diplomacy at the city level can be tailor-made to meet the goals of each sister city.

Click here to read the full report


Gateway House Features & Blogs

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This is the first time in 30 years that Moody’s has made a change in China’s rating. Coming close on the heels of the high-profile Belt and Road Forum, this was an embarrassment that was avoidable
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By Dr. V. Anantha-Nageswaran, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Geoeconomic Studies, Gateway House

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India views its ties with Malaysia as a core element of its Act East Policy, while the Malaysian leadership has taken note of India’s geopolitical importance and the many attractions of its market Both nations share a strong commitment to multiculturalism, democracy and inclusive development
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By Rajiv Bhatia, Distinguished Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Gateway House


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Gateway House Events

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On 23 May, Gateway House held a briefing, chaired by Rajiv Bhatia, Distinguished Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Gateway House, for the Centre for Policy Development And Analysis on Asia Pacific and African Region, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Indonesia in collaboration with the Consulate General of The Republic of Indonesia in Mumbai.
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On 18 May, Akshay Mathur, Director, Research and Analysis, and Fellow, Geoeconomic Studies, Gateway House, was invited to moderate a panel titled, ‘Regional Trading Blocs and the Emerging Trading System’, which was the first session in a series of the World Trade Week. This panel was organised by the World Trade Centre in association with All India Association of Industries
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Spot-on analyses

The Week Past

India-U.S.: The Express Tribune, Trump and Modi’s contrasting styles

Iran: Arab News, Rouhani’s victory empowers Khamenei and IRGC

The Week Ahead

Japan: Nikkei Asian Review, Bitcoin going mainstream as Japanese business signs on

Korean Peninsula: Eurasia Review, Can Moon Jae-In Cool The Korean Peninsula – Analysis

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