Gateway House Weekly Briefing

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Volume VI, Issue 25: Thursday, 22nd June, 2017

Gateway House Features & Blogs

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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s siblings last week accused him of putting self-interest before good governance. Yet, his personal popularity remains untarnished. The Singaporean economy may no longer be the powerhouse it was and the country’s cost competitiveness may have declined, but the government has been working to regain its edge
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By V. Anantha-Nageswaran, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Geoeconomic Studies, Gateway House

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A conference of the BRICS 2017 Think Tank Forum, held in Beijing recently, showed that the grouping had progressed in influencing global governance despite some persistent intra-member differences
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By Neelam Deo, Director, Gateway House.

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A recent panel discussion, co-hosted by Gateway House and Avid Learning, on how brands are helping promote heritage conservation, arrived at the conclusion that there is an urgent need to preserve Mumbai’s natural and built heritage to meet the Maharashtra government’s target–the year 2020–for inaugurating the international financial centre at Bandra-Kurla Complex.
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By Sifra Lentin, Fellow, Mumbai History Studies, Gateway House


The Modi government’s shift in policy since 2014 has not been a merely semantic one: PM Modi has systematically enlarged the scope of the Look East Policy to include the whole of East Asia. He showed his keenness to enhance trade and investment ties and took a stand on key issues, such as the regional security architecture. With the geopolitical situation in a state of flux, India has to redesign its policy to develop a multi-dimensional relationship with ASEAN and ensure peace in East Asia.
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By Rajiv Bhatia, Distinguished Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Gateway House

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India’s role in the New World

In the season finale of the New World Order, with geopolitical shifts coming in the form of the emerging Belt and Road Initiative from China and the withdrawal of the United States from its global leadership role, we discuss the opportunities and threats that India will quickly find itself presented with.
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Gateway House Events

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On June 10 and 11, Akshay Mathur, Director, Research and Analysis, and Fellow, Geoeconomic Studies, Gateway House attended the BRICS Academic Forum held in Fuhzhou, China. The first session he spoke at was titled, “Opportunities and Challenges for BRICS Countries Under the New Circumstances”.
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