It's important to keep an eye on global discussions on India and our neighbourhood, This gives us an insight on how india is perceived around the world and what narratives are being preferred. ultimately the narratives that are created in these thinktanks are adopted by MSM, countries and businesses . This thread can focus more on strategic issues. For examle: Theory of "String of pearls" originate in these discussions, this idea was conceived by brookings institute and was later adopted by media and indian think tanks. some of these discussions pre-modi may be irrelevant, but post-2014 elections can be useful. More over we have a tendency to discuss events and people, and i am firm believer in the quote So let's enrich ourselves with what Global intellectuals have to say.