South China Sea
China’s Militarisation of South China Sea

In September 2015 from the lawns of the White House, Xi Jinping announced that China would not militarise the South China Sea. Five years down the line, the picture is a complete contrast. As on today, China has effectively completed militarising...

‘Unknown Pneumonia’: Another Chinese Propaganda in Kazakhstan?

Introduction Kazakhstan has again become the victim of China’s sensationalist and maligned propaganda at the time when it is grappling with the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country. On July 9, Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan issued a...

US Augments Military Bases, Revitalizes Lilly Pads and Pushes for Visiting Forces Agreements in the Pacific Ocean

Earlier this month, on 1st July, 350 paratroopers from the US 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) parachuted onto Guam to test their ability to “execute real-world missions” and demonstrate that they could be deployed “anywhere in the U.S....

VIF - Prospect Foundation Interaction

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held a virtual interaction with the Prospect Foundation, Taipei on 18 June 2020. Dr Arvind Gupta, Lt Gen Ravi Sawhney, Mr. Jayadeva Ranade, Amb Ashok Kantha, Amb Arun Singh, Amb Anil Wadhwa and Dr....

India-China Standoff and Stability in the Indo-Pacific

Recent violent clashes near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between Indian and Chinese army units, resulting in large number of casualties in the Galwan region, has caused significant alarm in the wider Indo-Pacific region. While the nature of the...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 27, 2020

Medical China Rules Out Animal Market and Lab as Coronavirus Origin Chinese scientists in recent days said they had ruled out both a laboratory and an animal market in the city of Wuhan as possible origins of the coronavirus pandemic, in their most...

China Study Group Report: Domestic Politics and Economy in China during COVID-19

The Vivekananda international Foundation held a discussion on the developments in China amid the COVID-19 on 4 May 2020. The discussion focused on the Chinese President Xi Jinping and China's Domestic Politics and China's experience in the...

Developing Conflict between China and Malaysia in South China Sea

While the world is preoccupied in grappling with the deadly Covid-19 virus unleashed from Wuhan, China un-abashedly marches on with its ominous policy of creeping occupation of South China Sea (SCS). The recent target of China’s expansionist policy...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 6, 2020

Strategic Biden's edge evaporates as Trump seen as better suited for economy, coronavirus response: Reuters/Ipsos poll Joe Biden’s advantage over President Donald Trump in popular support has eroded in recent weeks as the presumptive Democratic...

Vietnam: Integral to ASEAN and Reliable for Indo-Pacific

Introduction Vietnam will chair the 36th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in June this year. The summit which was initially scheduled in April has been shifted to June due to the Covid-19 outbreak. For Vietnam, this...

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