ASEAN’s Centrality and the South China Sea Dispute

Brig Vinod Anand, Senior Fellow, VIF
The concept of Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) centrality has been much talked about as being one of the most cherished principles of the multilateral organization; however, there is no clear or detailed definition of the term. Yet
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

मरावी : फिलीपींस में संकट और आसियान-भारत आतंकरोधी सहयोग की आवश्यकता

Varun Nambiar, Research Intern VIF
इस्लामिक स्टेट ऑफ इराक एंड सीरिया (आईएसआईएस) और दुनिया भर में उसके अनगिनत सहयोगियों के उभार की अ
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific, Hindi

Marawi: Crisis in the Philippines and the need for ASEAN-India Counter-Terror Cooperation

Varun Nambiar, Research Intern VIF
The rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its myriad franchisees around the world as a trans-national phenomenon that threatens global peace, security and stability has been a popular topic for research and discussion since 2014. Unf
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

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

Commodore Gopal Suri, Senior Fellow, VIF
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