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Implications of China’s New Coast Guard Law

The new law passed by China’s legislature giving powers allowing its Coast Guard to fire on foreign vessels (without warning if necessary) as also permitting it to demolish structures built in under the ‘jurisdiction’ of China is undoubtedly a...

Outlining a Geoeconomic Strategy for India

Since time immemorial, states have used economic tools to practise power politics. Thus, questions arise on the recent discourse of the emergence of a new geoeconomic era in international relations. The rise of China which markedly defines today’s...

Discussion on Recent Developments in Myanmar: Implications for India

On 11 February 2021, VIF organised a discussion on ‘Recent Developments in Myanmar: Implications for India’. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, welcomed the participants and delivered the opening remarks followed by brief presentations by Amb...

The Curious Case of Huawei

China’s journey from being an agrarian economy to one of the largest economies with a strong military and cyber capabilities is commendable. However, its military and cyber capabilities are built upon relentless efforts to steal critical military...

‘Genocide’ in East Turkestan (Xinjiang) – What Can the World Do?

Introduction In one of its last acts before demitting office, the Trump administration declaredthat China was engaged in perpetrating genocide against the minority Uighurs and other Muslim groups in East Turkestan (Xinjiang). Secretary of State Mike...

Narrative of an Aggressive Russia Needs to be Countered

In the midst of shifting global strategic equations, the Biden administration would do well to have a fresh look and properly prioritize the present and future challenges to US interests, power and influence. In the emerging order, a candid dialogue...

Rare Earth: Has US Lost the Technology Battle Against China?

“A Chinese company bought Magnequench,” “Not only did the jobs go to China, but so did the intellectual property and the technological know-how to make those magnets…. I’m not comfortable with the fact that we now have to buy magnets for our bombs...

Assessment: Outcome of Vietnam’s 13th National Party Congress

Vietnam’s 13th National Party Congress concluded on 31 January two days earlier than planned for with a change in the leadership matrix and after approving the developmental plans. Vietnam’s political guidance and governance is based on a quartet of...

Biden’s Foreign Policy Priorities: Implications for India

President Biden’s 4th February speech1 at the State Department was designed to reassure Americans and signal to the world that “America is back” to resume the global leadership. Biden has emphasised re-engagement with the world with a strong...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: December 2020

In December four expert group discussions and one conference on Taiwan were organized by the Vivekananda International Foundation through webinar on events and topics extending from India’s neighbourhood to West Asia to China. Each of the members of...

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