Prerna Gandhi is a Research Associate at the Vivekananda International Foundation with a focus on Japan, ASEAN and Korean Peninsula. She is currently a doctoral student at Dept. of East Asian Studies, Delhi University. She is also a recipient of the Mitsubishi Corporation International Scholarship and visited Japan in the “Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths Program- JENESYS” in summer of 2011.

Contributions 
Global Economy at Crossroads: Is Digitalization the Way Ahead? “Transactional capabilities keep the lights on, but transformative capabilities make the organization stand out.” ― Pearl Zhu The current global political upheaval has now come to be inextricably linked to the waning global economy. T...

Will Chinese Economy ever surpass the US Economy?
“With uncertainty, there is never a dull moment.” - Haresh Sippy
Donald Trump’s presidency has sparked fears of a changing world order and an alleged further decline of the US. The ‘America First’ emphasis and the recent...

कोरियाई उपमहाद्वीप में नए अंत का आरंभ उत्तर कोरिया में प्योंगचांग शीतकालीन ओलिंपिक खेलों से पहले लगभग साढ़े तीन महीने की उच्चस्तरीय ...

Beginning of a New End in the Korean Peninsula After almost three and a half months of high-powered diplomacy leading up to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in North Korea, the first meeting between a sitting United States and a North Korean leader took place on 12 June 2018 in Singapore. The mee...

Commentary: Will Japan Carry the Bastion of Constitution Amendment After Abe?
“角を矯めて牛を殺す”
(Kill a bull by straightening its horns, meaning: Action taken to put something right is often more unpleasant or damaging than the original problem)
The above quote succinctly ...

Occasional Papers 
Japan’s Changing Security Discourse from the prism of its Deterrence Imperative ... US-Japan alliance is cornerstone for Japan’s security and its deterrence. However, despite conflicts of interests and intermittent tensions, Japan has never sought to replace the alliance with its own defense capabilities .. Though Japan’s s...

Issue Briefs 
Threat of Military Conflict on Korean Peninsula ..... the latent possibilities of a conflict have now moved into the direction of a US-North Korea conflict. The increased pace of nuclear and missile testing under Kim Jong-un’s supremacy has sought to hasten North Korea’s surge of being able to...

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