Joe Biden
The world according to Washington

US’ drive for a global order in economy and trade comes up against China’s economic interlinkages with the West. At his recent meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Bali, US President Joe Biden told him that the United States wil....

Is North Korea’s Missile Firings a Bigger Flashpoint than the Taiwan Issue?

Among the two potential flashpoints i.e. the Taiwan Strait and North Korea’s nuclear issue, recent developments suggest that the Taiwan issue could be a greater concern as China’s threatening statements put the US and other stakeholders on the ed....

Joe Biden's Upcoming Visit to Israel; Palestine and Saudi Arabia

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF analyses, "Joe Biden's Upcoming Visit to Israel; Palestine and Saudi Arabia" and discusses the possibility of a New Middle East Peace Plan; evaluates the reasons for thaw in US- Saudi Arabia ties and ....

Diplomatic Engagements by Stakeholders in the Indo-Pacific Region

In past three months or so there has been a flurry of diplomatic activities in the Indo-Pacific region with top leaders visiting countries with a view to deepen the strategic relations and promote understanding on a host of bilateral and regional iss....

Fresh Challenge from North Korea with ICBM launch

Introduction
On 24 March 2022, North Korea ended a self-imposed moratorium on testing long range missiles and launched a new kind of ICBM for the first time since 2017. The launch was seen as a challenge and to assess South Korea’s Pres....

Regime Change in South Korea: Speculations for the Region

South Korea saw a regime change with the election of the leader of the People Power party Yoon Suk-yeol in the presidential election held on 9 March. Seen as a political novice, the conservative-leaning Yoon rose to the highest office in less than a....

Assessing Kim Jong Un’s 10-year Rule and Possible Future

The month December 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s ascent to power following death of his father, the late Kim Jong Il, on 17 December 2011. He ruled from 1994 to 2011 and died of a heart attack at the age of 6....

Kishida’s Stance on Nuclear Issue Remains Unclear

It was a mere formality that Fumio Kishida was named the 101st Prime Minister of Japan following voting at plenary sessions of both houses of the Diet on 10 November. Earlier, Kishida was elected the 100th Prime Minister of Japan following the ruling....

IPIS-VIF Dialogue on Bilateral, Regional and International Issues

India and Iran share close historical and cultural links dating back to ancient times. In contemporary times, this relationship is multi-faceted and includes cooperation in political, trade-economic, security and multiple other sectors. In order to a....

Taiwan Needs World’s Support to Defend its Sovereignty

Like the South China Sea, the Taiwan Straits is another flashpoint in the Indo-Pacific region. Both have the China factor where it is flexing its military muscle. While in the South China Sea, it is in conflict with some other Asian countries which m....

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