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

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,

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Vietnamese Economy and Current Cooperation with India

Maj Gen (Retd.) P K Chakravorty
Introduction The Vietnamese economy at the time of unification on 30 April 1975 was a highly centralised planned economy like the former Soviet Union. This underwent change with the introduction of Doi Moi in 1986. With the breakup of the S