Revision of Japanese Constitution: The Article 9 Dilemma

Prerna Gandhi, Research Associate, VIF

“Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international dispute
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

आसियान में बढ़ती अनिश्चिततताः चीन के खेमे में जाना या चीन के खतरे से बचाव?

Prerna Gandhi, Research Associate, VIF

इस वर्ष जुलाई में दक्षिण चीन सागर पर हेग अंतरराष्ट्रीय न्यायाधिकरण का फैसला आने के बाद हुए घट

International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific, Hindi

Rising Uncertainty in ASEAN: Bandwagoning or Hedging Against China?

Prerna Gandhi, Research Associate, VIF

Events post Hague International Tribunal ruling on South China Sea in July of this year have been a paradox for the enigmatic ASEAN way. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as a regional body has stressed on using informality,

International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

भारत वियतनाम रिश्ते में अद्यतन स्थित

Maj Gen (Retd.) P K Chakravorty
एशिया प्रशांत क्षेत्र में स्थित वियतनाम भारत का एक घनिष्ट मित्र राष्ट्र है। चीन, वियतनाम और भा
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific, Hindi

Thailand: The King Is No More; Can The New Constitution Provide Stability? - An Assessment

Anushree Ghisad, Research Associate, VIF
Just as Thailand was trying to understand and cope with the implications on the new constitution that was approved at the recent nationwide referendum; it was hacked by perhaps the most apocalyptic event- sad demise of the revered king HRH Bhumibol A
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

Vietnam and The South China Sea

Gopal Suri, Senior Fellow, Maritime Studies
The South China dispute has seen a recent spike in activity with the US Navy conducting a Freedom of Navigation patrol and Chinese fighters intercepting an American reconnaissance aircraft in the past few weeks. The much talked about case filed by Ph
Indo-Pacific

Unrelenting Abu Sayyaf Group Puts South East Asia on Edge

Anushree Ghisad, Research Associate, VIF
On 25 April Filipino extremist group Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) executed a Canadian hostage after a, ransom deadline expired. The incident has understandably raised serious concerns for the safety of the other 21 captives still in captivity of the group.
Indo-Pacific

Japan holds the G7 Summit - Focus on Indo Pacific

Lalit Joshi
The Group of Seven (G7), an informal forum of the world’s leading industrialized countries--Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States--is also attended by representatives of the European Union. At the summit me
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

Abe’s Re-election and India-Japan Relations

Dr Harinder Sekhon, Senior Fellow, VIF
Shinzo Abe’s decisive victory in the mid term polls on December 14 augurs well for the future of India-Japan relations. Diplomatic ties between India and Japan that have seen an upswing over the past two decades are slated to assume even greater si
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

US Rebalance to Asia – An Assessment

Dr Harinder Sekhon, Senior Fellow, VIF
US President Barack Obama landed in Beijing on Monday for the APEC summit, the first of a series of summit and bilateral meetings with regional and world leaders. This visit comes at a time when a majority of Americans are despondent that the country
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific, US