International Relations and Diplomacy
VIF Presentation cum discussions on West Asia

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised two sets of interactive discussions on the impact of COVID-19 in West Asia and its implications on India. On 7 May 2020, Amb. D P Srivastava Distinguished Fellow, VIF spoke on the topic, “Ge....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 18, 2020

Economic
Huawei ban sets up game of chicken between world's biggest economies
Trump's rhetoric on Beijing has turned increasingly aggressive in recent weeks as the coronavirus outbreak worsened in the U.S., but the Commerce De....

COVID 19 and Emerging Geo-politics

A meeting of the US Experts Group at VIF comprising Director, VIF, Dr Arvind Gupta, Ambassador Arun K Singh, former Ambassador of India to the United States Former Foreign Secretary, Ambassador Kanwal Sibal, Defence experts Lt Gen Ravi Sawhney, Lt Ge....

Taiwan Deserves Support of Democratic Countries for its World Health Assembly Bid

Taiwan has attracted international media attention from time to time, particularly whenever there is news regarding supply of arms, like fighter air crafts by the U.S.A or there is sabre rattling in the Taiwan Straits by communist China. In recent pa....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 15, 2020

Strategic
From Japan to US, pandemic 'exit plans' take shape
Japan, its Asian neighbours, European countries and the U.S. are all looking to carve their own unique paths toward the same destination -- an exit from the coronavi....

Tale of Panchatantra and The Wuhan Virus | A Poem

Getting the right perspective when Such pandemic starts to unfold, Of Elephant and the blind men Is tale that needs to be retold. How leaders felt the pachyderm In parts but could not see the whole, And let this deadly Chinese germ I....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 14, 2020

Economic
China refuses to give up developing country status in WTO
Despite the Trump administration's strong protests against China's unfair trading advantages in the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Chinese representative ....

COVID-19 Opens up Pressures and Opportunities for Quad

Before the Indian Government initiated a nationwide lockdown from March 25, 2020, the Foreign Secretary of India participated in a telephonic discussion with representatives of some countries of the Indo-Pacific. Issues related to countering the COVI....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 13, 2020

Economic
Japan, US affirm need for WTO reform
Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer affirmed the need for reforms to the World Trade Organization in a phone call on May 12, the Fore....

Interaction on the Armenian Genocide: History and Perspective

The Vivekananda International Foundation organised a virtual interactive session on the subject, “Armenian Genocide: History and Perspective” on 24 April 2020. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF delivered his opening remarks highlighting the relevanc....

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