Asia-Europe meetings have been held for over a decade, but they are becoming increasingly relevant. Partners from both continents want to work together more closely, so they can combat challenges to globalization and multilateralism.
What conservative civic activism portends for global civil society.
As India bids to become a leading global power, its foreign policy is more complex than ever, carrying consequences far beyond the region.
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A series of essays by leading scholars and activists on efforts around the world to improve and defend civil society’s legitimacy.
While trade liberalization and transportation infrastructure should remain BIMSTEC’s key priorities, the Bay of Bengal will not re-emerge as a regional space unless there are significant investments to foster people to people exchanges.
Beyond its economic potential and strategic significance, the Bay of Bengal distinguishes itself globally by abysmal levels of integration, reflecting a deep divide between South and Southeast Asia.
The resolution of many outstanding maritime territorial disputes and the tentative steps for political and security cooperation in the region provide the basis for imagining a Bay of Bengal community that will benefit all the peoples of the region.
India and other countries around the Bay of Bengal should invest greater resources in the multilateral institution BIMSTEC to promote regional connectivity and shared prosperity.
India’s Look East policy, initially aimed at reconnecting India with Asia’s economic globalization, has since evolved into a comprehensive regional strategy with political and military dimensions. As the United States rebalances to Asia, however, India faces new dilemmas.