Indo-Pacific
India-Japan Strategic Partnership: Growing Convergence

The growing and robust consolidation of India-Japan strategic partnership is regarded as transformational in shaping the trajectory of geostrategic equilibrium in Indo-Pacific with global ramifications. Over the years the bilateral relations between...

Explained: Why India’s Stance on Russia-Ukraine Crisis is Nuanced?

Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine evoked almost immediately world-wide condemnation. Russia’s actions were condemned at the UN Security Council and General Assembly. In view of India’s special ties with Russia, India abstained from such...

Joint Report : Impact of Ukraine War on Various Regions/ International Concerns

The VIF Young Scholars Forum discussed ‘Impact of Ukraine War on Various Regions/ International Concerns’ in their weekly meeting on 08 April 2022. Scholars raised ramifications and responses to the Ukraine War as pertaining to their assigned field...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: March 2022

In the month of March 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized six expert group interactions with most of them being hybrid, the interaction of the strategic discussions group on the Ukraine crisis are for the first time being...

Impact of Western Sanctions on Russia: Unintended Ramifications

The fog of war isn’t just affecting the military aspects of the Ukraine war but going beyond to fundamentally alter an international system that was already turbulent. In this context, the gamut of western economic sanctions on Russia are going...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: February 2022

The month of February 2022 at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) was filled with meetings and dialogues. In the month VIF organized four expert group interactions, and three dialogues with Russia (Russian International Affairs Council),...

India-Japan Summit: Reinforced Commitment under the Ukraine Shadow

In normal times, the 70th Anniversary of bilateral ties between India and Japan would have been celebrated with much fanfare; yet the occasion was marked with the 14th Annual Summit in New Delhi after the previous one had been held in Tokyo in Oct...

Quad Foreign Ministerial meeting in Australia

The Foreign Ministers from the Quad countries met in Melbourne, Australia on 11 February 2022. The meeting was in the preparation of the Quad summit which is expected to be held in the first half of this year. In the last two years, the Quad members...

China Daily Digest February 15, 2022

Chinese mainland opposes Taiwan-related content in "U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy": Xinhuanet February 14, 2022 A Chinese mainland spokesperson Monday voiced firm opposition against the Taiwan-related content in a so-called "U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy...

China Daily Digest February 14, 2022

Chinese premier stresses support for agricultural production: Xinhuanet February 13, 2022 Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stressed increasing support for agricultural production to ensure that annual grain output continues to exceed 1.3 trillion jin (650...

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