International Relations and Diplomacy
Doha Talks: a Long Road Ahead

The al-Qaeda led-terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, impelled America to wage ‘global war on terror’. Consequently, the United States toppled the Taliban regime (1996-2001) in Afghanistan for giving sanctuary to the terrorist group, al-Qaeda.....

Iran Revisited: Analysing India-Iran Relations

A friend in need is a friend indeed. Only recently President Rouhani took a dig at their so called strategic partners and friends who failed to stand up to the bullying by the USA even during the pandemic that had affected Iran probably worst in the ....

Distrust More, Verify More: India-China Relations Post Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

China, through his reckless aggression in Ladakh has seriously jeopardised peace and tranquility on the India-Tibet border. China is already in occupation of large parts of Indian territory in Ladakh. To seek to consolidate its hold on this occupied ....

इस सहमति में कई पेच हैं

गुरुवार को भारत और चीन के विदेश मंत्रियों की मुलाकात के बाद पांच बिंदुओं का एक साझा बयान जारी कि....

India-China military standoff: What next?

The India-China military stand-off has worsened in the last few days. Each side has blamed the other for the current round of tensions. In a pre-emptive move, the Indian forces occupied important heights in the Rezin La/Rechin La area on its side of ....

चीनी विदेश मंत्री की यूरोप यात्रा: जनसम्पर्क की असफल कवायद

चीन के विदेश मंत्री वांग यी ने 25 अगस्त से 1 सितम्बर तक यूरोप का दौरा किया। उनकी यह यात्रा कुछ चुन....

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: August 2020

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) strives to ensure relevant geo-strategic discussions by different Expert Groups covering global as well as regional issues. In that vein, the groups hosted by VIF not only focused on foreign relations bu....

India-China Face Off- Has China Committed a Faux Pas?

China has committed a grave error in triggering a military confrontation in Ladakh. It has underestimated the Indian resolve to stand up to its bullying tactics. Doklam should have been a warning to China that its military efforts to gain territorial....

The Shifting Strategic Connotations of Line(s) of Control

The Line of Control (LOC), the Line of Actual Control (LAC) hereinafter the LINES, and the Actual Ground Position Line (AGPL) in the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, are denoted by huge dissimilarities, as chalk and cheese. The 772....

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