Commentary - Takeaways from Joint Exercises; Some Tangible Mostly Intangible

Lt Gen (Dr) V K Saxena (Retd), PVSM,AVSM,VSM, Visiting Fellow, VIF
Indian armed forces continue to engage with a large number of friendly foreign counties for the conduct military exercises. Most of these are yearly or biannual events conducted alternatively in each other’s location. For instance, in our immediate
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

Commentary - Modi's Manila Visit

Amb Satish Chandra, Dean, Centre for National Security and Strategic Studies, VIF
As is the norm with the Prime Minister's visits abroad he did India proud during his recent three day visit to Manila. In an action packed agenda which inter alia comprised participation in the opening ceremony of the ASEAN Summit, the 12th ASEA
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

Commentary - What the Election Results Mean for Japan?

Prerna Gandhi, Research Associate, VIF
The Lower House Elections held in Japan on October 22 have given a resounding mandate to Prime Minister (PM) Shinzo Abe to remain in office till 2021. Abe, the third longest-serving PM of the post-war era is now on track to becoming (in November 2019
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

Tillerson Visit: Need to Tone Down the Euphoria

Dr Harinder Sekhon, Senior Fellow, VIF
New Delhi was euphoric over United States (US) Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson’s recent remarks on “defining our relationship with India for the next century” made at a Washington DC think tank on the eve of his Asia visit, a five-stop tour t
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

Intensification of Indo Japanese Strategic Partnership

Maj Gen (Retd.) P K Chakravorty
Strategic Partnership Japan has been a great supporter of India from a long time. It played a substantive role in India’s freedom struggle by assisting freedom fighters in gaining India’s independence. It started with assistan
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

North Korean Imbroglio: In a Decisive Phase

Skand Ranjan Tayal
In the last six weeks the long simmering North Korean question has escalated to a crisis and has brought North East Asia on the brink of a nuclear disaster. North Korea embarked on the path of seeking nuclear weapon capacity in late 1980’s. Dur
International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

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