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COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, March 26, 2020

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Pompeo says CCP prevented cooperation with United States
In a press briefing on March 25, Pompeo mentioned that the US had tried to work with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) throughout by sending US scientists and ....

Indo-Pacific meeting on COVID-19

On 20th of March a teleconference was held amongst some countries of the Indo-Pacific on the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting was called by US and the participating countries included India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, New Zealand and Vietnam. The o....

Roundtable on ‘Managing India’s Relations with the Four Major Powers in an Unpredictable World’

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a closed-door roundtable on ‘Managing India’s Relations with the Four Major Powers in an Unpredictable World’ on 3rd February 2020. The meeting was attended by many retired senior diplom....

Act Far East Policy: Strengthening relations between India and Russia

Introduction
The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, in his recent visit to India, attending the ‘Raisina Dialogue,’ opposed the Indo-Pacific concept, in New Delhi in January this year. In December 2019, the Russian Navy partici....

Mongolia’s Buddhist Diplomacy and India’s Union of Religious and Foreign Policy

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), along with Indian, Japanese, and Mongolian partners, hosted its third Samvad (which, in Hindi, means “dialogue”) conference in Ulaanbaatar over last Friday and the weekend. As reported in BDG’s ne....

Some Lessons from Doklam

While the resolution of the Doklam stand-off as reported by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on 28 Aug is being hailed as a diplomatic breakthrough and an achievement of sorts for India in the open source reports, this work tries to revisit the....

Asia- Africa Growth Corridor: Can It Be a Game Changer?

AAGC Vision Document - Origin and Institutions behind its Creation? Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) supported by Japan and India was unveiled on 24th May, 2017 during the 52nd Annual Meeting of the African Development Bank (AfD....

Revision of Japanese Constitution: The Article 9 Dilemma

“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....

What’s the Real Story in Turkey?

I was in Ahmedabad when the attempted or rather failed ‘coup de tat’ took place in Turkey. I was to speak at a corporate function about India’s national security. However, my hosts requested me to first specifically speak for a few minu....

Japan holds the G7 Summit - Focus on Indo Pacific

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....

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