ASEAN
ASEAN Response to Covid-19 Pandemic: An Assessment

ASEAN countries being next to mainland China were the first ones to come in contact with the Coronavirus. In fact, the first confirmed case outside China was detected in Thailand on 13 January who was a Chinese woman traveller from Wuhan and it was s....

Developing Conflict between China and Malaysia in South China Sea

While the world is preoccupied in grappling with the deadly Covid-19 virus unleashed from Wuhan, China un-abashedly marches on with its ominous policy of creeping occupation of South China Sea (SCS). The recent target of China’s expansionist policy....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 17, 2020

Strategic
Wuhan adds 1,290 fatalities to coronavirus death toll
The Chinese city of Wuhan, ground zero for the coronavirus pandemic, has added more than a thousand deaths to its official count of lives lost to Covid-19. Afte....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 16, 2020

Strategic
USS Theodore Roosevelt Outbreak Is Linked to Flight Crews, Not Vietnam Visit
US military officials are increasingly certain that the coronavirus outbreak aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt in March was sp....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 3, 2020

Medical
Serology tests for coronavirus antibodies could help restart society
At the root of almost every plan to restart society is a new kind of coronavirus test that searches not for the virus itself, but the remnants float....

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....

Coronavirus: Role of the Chinese Government

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General has praised China for its handling of the crisis and for “protecting the rest of the world”. The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is the biggest diplomatic challenge for China in recent t....

Commentary: Vietnam-Australia Relationship Upgraded to Strategic Partnership: Adds to Regional Stability

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, after his visit to New Zealand and Australia in mid-March also attended the Australian-ASEAN Summit, the first ever such exercise being undertaken by Canberra. The Vietnamese leader’s visit took place af....

Rising Uncertainty in ASEAN: Bandwagoning or Hedging Against China?

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,....

India, Vietnam, ASEAN Cooperation in Public Security and National Defence

“Our defence cooperation with Vietnam is among our most important ones. India remains committed to the modernization of Vietnam’s defence and security forces.”

---PM Narendra Modi, October 2014

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