International Relations and Diplomacy
US-SOUTH KOREA JOINT EXERCISE INCREASING CHINESE NAVAL ASSERTIVENESS: CAUSE FOR CONCERN

The Cheonon Incident On 26 Mar10, the South Korean Naval Ship Cheonon sank off the Coast of Korea. 46 South Korean sailors perished. A South Korean led international team of investigators determined that a torpedo fired from a North Korean su....

MR WENCHYI ONG’S INTERACTION AT VIF

Mr Wenchyi Ong, head of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre in New Delhi had a lively interaction on July 21st with a cross section of the Indian business community, security analysts, former diplomats, the academe and scholars at the Vivekananda....

China-Pakistan Railway Project

There were considerable enthusiasms in Pakistan prior to President Asif Ali Zardai’s visit to China which ended with much less triumph because the two main areas of negotiations, namely, civil nuclear energy cooperation and China-Pakistan railway l....

Reflecting upon Urumqi Riot on its First Anniversary

Last year summer, the northwestern city of Urumqi experienced an unprecedented outburst of ethnic tension between the Han and the Uyghur communities. The riot popularly came to be known as “July 5th incident” (七五事件). The significance of t....

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari’s another Sojourn to China

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari’s frequent visits to China in his short stint of less than two years in power, throw considerable light on the bilateral relations between the two countries. China usually feels more comfortable in dealing with ....

Lt Gen (Retd) Ravi Sawhney to Russia

Lt Gen (retd) Ravi Sawhney, Distinguished Fellow, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) visited Moscow from 21st to 26th June 2010. During the visit, he met with a cross section of Russian establishments including Mr. Alexey N. Borodavkin, De....

A Stimulating Interaction with Dr. Ashley Tellis

The VIF fraternity had an in-depth and stimulating interaction with Dr Ashley Tellis today. The discussions were marked by candour and frankness and generated useful insights into the current geopolitical scenario. The talk-cum-discussion lasted for ....

John Negroponte visits VIF

Former US Deputy Secretary of State and Director, National Intelligence, John Negroponte visited Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, to interact with the senior faculty and scholars of VIF and a few seasoned strat....

Tectonic Shift in India’s Pak policy

The recent CNN-IBN interview of Mr M.K. Narayanan, the nation­al security adviser (NSA), in defence of the government's assertions on Pakistan-sponsored terrorism, including the setting up of the anti terrorism mecha­nism, has added to the wides....

If Sharif Comes Back

For Musharraf, the Supreme Court decision allowing the return of the exiled Nawaz Sharif could mean a disaster. It turns upside down the delicately nuanced American-backed rescue plan to bail out Musharraf in the face of nationwide protests for en....

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