Gateway House

Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations is a foreign policy think-tank in Mumbai, established to engage India's leading corporations and individuals in debate and scholarship on the country's foreign policy and the nation's role in global affairs. It is a membership-based, independent, non-partisan and nonprofit organization. Its goal is to create public awareness and debate and make policy recommendations flowing from serious scholarship in international affairs.

Should India Prioritize its Relations With Saudi Arabia?

Feb 23, 2015

With a new king on the Saudi throne, India must engage with Riyadh as soon as possible. Saudi Arabia intruded on India in the most unexpected of ways: by provoking US President Barack Obama to cut short his visit to India and instead visit Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdul...

India-US BIT: Not a Done Deal Yet

Jan 27, 2015

Some clauses in India’s revised bilateral investment treaties are unlikely to be accepted by either US negotiators or corporations without dilution. US President Barack Obama’s second visit to India has resurrected hopes that the two countries will revive talks on the dormant but in-progress Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT). A BIT...

Obama’s Visit to India: What’s At Stake?

Jan 20, 2015

Obama’s visit to India as the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations underscores the determination of both administrations to revitalize the bilateral relationship. US President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to India, his second as a serving president, is historic for both its optics and the potential to fast track...

India’s Foreign Policy Priorities 2015

Jan 05, 2015

What lies ahead for Indian foreign policy in 2015? In 2014, India saw a more dynamic foreign policy than in the preceding decade. Shortly after his swearing-in, Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a series of international visits, in order to chart an ambitious new foreign policy course to power...

Afghanistan: At a Turning Point

Apr 05, 2014

The presidential election is vital not only for Afghanistan’s future, but also for the region's stability. Vivek Katju Afghanistan goes to the polls on April 5 to elect a president who will succeed Hamid Karzai. The election will mark a political transition from the Karzai-era. The incumbent Afghan president, who...

India and the US: Divided Over Dhaka

Jan 01, 2014

India and the US have yet to develop a synergy in their policies towards Bangladesh.    By Seema Sirohi As a dangerous storm brews in Bangladesh in the run up to the polls on January 5, India and the United States stand far apart on how best to deal with...

An Unseen Revolution in Indian Manufacturing?

Nov 02, 2013

Competitive pressure is forcing a transformation of Indian manufacturing. By George Wyeth As China turned itself into the manufacturing center of the world over the past decade, many expected India to follow – but it never happened. The Indian economy did take off, but largely in services such as software...

Zimbabwe: The Road to Stability?

Aug 20, 2013

How will Mugabe’s re-election impact relations with South Africa? By Michael Kahn Robert Gabriel Mugabe of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), won a seventh term as leader of the government of Zimbabwe. In polls on July 31, ZANU-PF received around 61% of the votes. The victory surprised only...

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