In this podcast, Ambassador Ranjit Gupta speaks with Shoikat Roy on the prospects of India’s engagement with West Asia, his experiences as the Ambassador of Oman and Yemen. He also discusses the history of India’s foreign policy engagement with West Asia and offers a unique insight on several issues through the vantage point of a former head of West Asia and North Africa Division at the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
Rachit Ranjan interviews Simon Lester on the the upcoming 10th Ministerial Conference, 20 years of Dispute Settlement at WTO, the Negotiations for Environmental Goods Agreement and Trade in Services Agreement; and the future of WTO in light of the proliferation of regional/mega Free Trade Agreements.
Shoikat Roy speaks with Ambassador Viswanathan, Senior Fellow at ORF, on the relevance of IBSA, the upcoming BRICS summit in Russia, BRICS attempt at de-dollarisation, the future of BRICS, India’s Ukraine policy, and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
Shoikat Roy speaks with Maj Gen Dip Banerjee, founder of the IPCS, on the impact and lessons of the 1962 War, Indian ‘accommodation’ of China, the Sino-Indian border dispute, nuclear disarmament, and India’s engagement with the new Sirisena administration in Sri Lanka.
In this edition of Oval PowerTalk, Dr. Hazarika speaks with Rachit Ranjan on the socio-economic development of the north east region of India as well as the prevalent security landscape in the region. Dr. Hazarika also speaks about his laudable initiative of “Boat Clinics”, which has brought free medical assistance to many tribes and communities living on the banks of Brahmaputra.
The Web interview focuses on the effects that mega regional trade deals may have on legal regimes pertaining to trade and investment. Professor Shaffer also discusses the role played by multilateral institutions in developing domestic norms particularly in the context of trade and the strategies adopted by developing countries in filling the resource gap for a successful dispute at the WTO.