Gateway House Weekly Briefing

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Volume VI, Issue 22: Thursday, 1st June, 2017

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Gateway House Features & Blogs

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An annual important networking occasion for security experts, the GLOBSEC 2017 Bratislava Forum, had surprisingly little representation from major European countries, such as Germany and France. Russia’s misuse of cyberspace was loudly censured, but Chinese activity in the South China Sea, and the recently concluded Belt and Road Forum received little attention
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By Neelam Deo, Director, Gateway House

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A robust currency is welcome, but only if a country’s economic fundamentals bear it out. The numbers offer specious comfort as a strong currency makes imports more attractive. The truth is that India’s economic growth is middling and private capital formation is not visible
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By V. Anantha-Nageswaran, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Geoeconomic Studies, Gateway House

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Trump’s first foreign visit to West Asia and Europe brought home what the president means by “America First” even as he stands accused of committing two major foreign policy transgressions
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By Seema Sirohi, analyst

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Gateway House Events

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On 1 June, Gateway House organised an event for a delegation from the Royal College of Defence Studies, United Kindgom. Sameer Patil, Director, Centre for International Security & Fellow, National Security Studies, and Sifra Lentin, Mumbai History Fellow, Gateway House, briefed them on ‘‘Make in India’ and Defence Sector’, and ‘Mumbai’s harbour & port: Its early strategic history (1668-1858)’, respectively.
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From 29-30 May, Akshay Mathur, Director, Research and Analysis, and Fellow, Geoeconomics Studies, and Manjeet Kripalani, Executive Director, Gateway House attended The Think 20 Summit 2017 – Global Solutions in Berlin. Akshay moderated the panel on “Dealing with the Threats to Financial Stability”.
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From 25-26 May, Anoop Singh, Distinguished Fellow, Geoeconomics Studies, and Purvaja Modak, Researcher, Geoeconomic Studies, Gateway House attended the 1st BRICS Think-Tank Forum on Pragmatic Cooperation in Shanghai hosted by the Shanghai Community for BRICS Studies, and organised by the Center for BRICS Studies, Fudan University.
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Spot-on analyses

The Week Past

OPEC: Eurasia Review, The Vienna Deal: Only Temporary Relief In Oil Markets – OpEd

China-U.S.: China US Focus, In the Absence of American Policy, A Security Dilemma Grows in Asia

The Week Ahead

India-Russia: The Times of India, Russia and India: 70 years together

Iran: Project Sydicate, A Turning Point for Iran?

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