Indo-Pacific
Convergence of the Indo-Pacific with the Indian Ocean—Is a Maritime Centric Approach Enough? An Indian Perspective

This article examines China’s strategic ambitions in the Indo-Pacific region through the lens of its “Zhōngguó” or “Middle Kingdom” dream of regaining its perceived historical dominance. It traces the deep roots of this aspiration in Chin....

China and IUU Fishing in IOR: Need for India to Lead Mitigation Efforts

Introduction
The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is a vital hub of global economic significance, with a significant portion of the world's oil and container traffic passing through it. The Indian Ocean also holds rich marine resources which are....

Trends & Tribulations in the Indo-Pacific

(On August 8-10, 2023, Malaysia’s Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) conducted a seminal international conference called the 36th Asia-Pacific Roundtable.[1]

Malabar 2023: Reinforcing Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific

The 27th edition of the Malabar series of maritime exercises, which started in 1992 as a bilateral exercises between the Indian Navy and the US Navy evolved over the years into a symbol of cooperative maritime security between the four Quad countries....

France’s Foray into the Indo-Pacific and its Relevance for India

Introduction
The Indo-Pacific has suddenly emerged as a theatre of great powers contestation by major stakeholders. Economic and security interests in this construct have driven the stakeholders to seek institutional mechanism with like-m....

Discussion on Strategic Outcomes and Lessons Learnt from the Shangri-La Dialogue for the Region and India

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a discussion on "Strategic Outcomes and Lessons Learnt from the Shangri-La Dialogue for the Region and India” on 26 June 2023. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, Chaired the session and....

Geopolitical Relevance of the Pacific Islands for India and the Indo-Pacific Region

The Vivekananda International Foundation organised a virtual talk by Ms. Cleo Paskal, Non-Resident Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), Washington DC on "Geopolitical Relevance of the Pacific Islands for India and the Indo-Pacific ....

Talk on “Connectivity Strategies in the Indo- Pacific Region” by Prof. Gulshan Sachdeva

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk by Prof. Gulshan Sachdeva on

“Connectivity Strategies in the Indo- Pacific Region”
on February 13, 2023. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, chaired the session and made welcom....

US- India & Indo-Pacific: Takeaways from 2022

The year 2022 brought a series of geopolitical changes of global magnitude that were last witnessed somewhat in the Cold War period. The economic slowdown and the disruption of the supply chains that were triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic got furthe....

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