Opinion

ASEM at Twenty: More Divided Than Ever
By (07/15/2016) Opinion

As ASEM celebrates it’s twenty year milestone at the biennial summit taking place on 15-16 July 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Asia and Europe appear more divided than ever. GRF Deputy Director and Director Europe Gauri Khandekar explores the main challenges the now-53 member large grouping faces as it enters its third decade.

Preventing another ‘Paris’ or ‘Mumbai’ style of attacks
By (12/01/2015) Opinion

Following the Paris attacks of Nov 13, Europe has been on edge. Army and armed police presence on the streets is becoming the new normal as European leaders ponder on even more security measures including air strikes in Syria. The social impact of the attacks at home has clearly been high as day to day life has been seriously disrupted and fear amongst the public is growing. European capitals and cities can not expect to have a perpetual armed presence on the streets. Nor can response to this guerrilla style of terrorist attacks clearly be traditional or external.The response to such attacks has to be technological advanced.

Why Asians should not be spooked by Grexit
By Gauri Khandekar (07/18/2015) Opinion

With the Greek crisis spiraling into a deeper, darker abyss, GRF Director – Europe explains what a Grexit , even temporary, might mean for Asian economies and how the EU must handle the issue which has left global markets in limbo.

BRICS Summit 2015 – From Group Photo to Viable Bloc
By Roopmati Khandekar (07/18/2015) Opinion

With the Greek crisis spiraling into a deeper, darker abyss, GRF Director – Europe explains what a Grexit , even temporary, might mean for Asian economies and how the EU must handle the issue which has left global markets in limbo.