Southeast Asia
Perceptions, Policies and Narrative about China over COVID-19 from the Indo-Pacific

As the initial shock from the COVID-19 pandemic recedes in the past few weeks, there has been a rising criticism of China from nearly all over the world. This piece would survey China’s policies and popular narratives from the Indo-Pacific that have...

Great Game East: India, China and the Struggle for Asia’s Most Volatile Frontier by Bertil Linter, Publishers: Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 2015

Arthur Conolly, an intelligence officer of British East India Company, conceived the expression “great game” to define the strategic rivalry between the British and the Russian empires to acquire supremacy in Central Asia. It was further used to...

Interaction with the Delegation from Yunnan University

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a Chinese delegation led by Prof. Li Chenyang, Vice President of Yunnan University and Dean of Institute of Myanmar Studies on 08 August. The other members of the delegation include Lu Guangsheng...

Understanding China’s Belt and Road Initiative

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a seminar on 8 April, 2019, on ‘Understanding China’s Belt and Road Initiative’. The deliberations were divided in three broad themes: Aims and Drivers of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI);...

Interaction with the Tsinghua University, Beijing

The VIF hosted a 23 member delegation from the Tsinghua University, Beijing on 30 January 2019. The delegation was visiting India as a part of O. P. Jindal Global University-Tsinghua India Immersion Programme. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, delivered...

‘Trilateral India-Japan-USA Dialogue’ - The Indo-Pacific, 17 February 2017

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), in collaboration with the US-based Hudson Institute and Japan Institute of National Fundamentals (JINF) organized a trilateral dialogue on 17 February 2017, to discuss shared concerns among India, US...

Joint RCSS-VIF-ITS Conference Emerging Strategic Dynamics in Indo-Pacific

The Colombo-based Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RSCC), in collaboration with Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) and Institute for Transnational Studies (ITS) of Germany, organised a two-day conference on 21-22 October 2016 in...

Southeast Asia Can’t Get Enough of Israel’s Weapons

Present-day Israeli foreign policy is giving considerable attention to the Southeast Asian countries, namely Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Myanmar. In the past few years, there has been a heavy traffic of high-level defense-...

Interaction with a Taiwanese Delegation

Dr. Lai Yi-chung, Deputy Director of Taiwan Think Tank and leading strategist of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), accompanied by Dr. Mumin Chen, Director, Center for Strategic Studies on South Asia and Middle East, National Chung Hsing...

Vimarsha: Northeast as the Backbone of India’s Act East Policy - A talk by Lt Gen (retd) Nirbhay Sharma

Vimarsha - VIF’s monthly series of talks on issues of contemporary strategic relevance - was held on 13 May 2015 with then Governor of Arunachal Pradesh His Excellency Lt Gen (retd) Nirbhay Sharma sharing his perspective on the development of the...

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