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The Unique Message of Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda is yugacharya, the prophet of this age, not only for India but for the whole world. His message is the same as the eternal message of India, the sanatana dharma taught by the rishis (seers) of yore, cast in a mo....

Swami Vivekananda: Illuminating Paths for a Transformative World

Every year we celebrate the life of Swami Vivekananda by remembering his works, ideals, eruditeness, and with fondness, purpose, and ideas to uplift human spirit and endeavour. At this 161st Birth Anniversary, it is a time to pause, ponder and reflec....

Remarks by Russian Ambassador Denis Alipov at the Open Discussion at Vivekananda International Foundation, January 8, 2023

Good afternoon! Esteemed Dr Gupta, Esteemed Dr Bystritskiy, Dear colleagues, To begin with, I would like to congratulate everyone and welcome the conference that the Valdai Discussion Club and the Vivekananda International Foundation have orga....

Sustainability, Knowledge Platform and G-20 for Emerging Economies

The recent COP 28 in Abu Dhabi and prior to that the G20 Summit in New Delhi observed “at the midway point to 2030, the global progress on SDGs is off-track with only 12 percent of the targets on track”. Global Leaders are tying loose....

Why Djibouti and the Gulf of Aden matter for India and the Indo-Pacific

With the latest drone attacks launched by the Houthi rebels on the cargo ships transiting through the Gulf of Aden and southern Red Sea, the region in and around Djibou....

Towards a Common Understanding of the Future

One of the most discussed topics in Russian society is the current and future state of Russian-Indian relations, and their impact on the state of affairs in the modern world. Clearly, Valdai Discussion Club experts are directly involved in ongoing....

India-Russia Relations Show Resilience and Stability

The year 2023 ended on high note for India-Russia relations with the successful visit of External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar. The five-day visit to Moscow and St Petersburg was significant for numerous reasons for both sides and also contained....

Fortifying State Secrets: China's Authoritarian Revamp of the State Secrets Law

China's State Secrets Law, a cornerstone in the nation's authoritarian stranglehold on information, is undergoing a radical overhaul with the recent submission of a draft amendment. To fully grasp the implications of this legislative overhaul, it is ....

COP 28: A Breakthrough or a Stalemate?

The climate summit hosted by the UAE produced the first global stocktaking. This was a review of the progress made by member states in moving towards the agreed goals for emissions’ reduction. The report card was not satisfactory. COP 28 called on ....

Why did the Pakistani ‘Establishment’ Bring Back Nawaz Sharif to Pakistan?

Nawaz Sharif is Back
Nawaz Sharif, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, is leaving no stone unturned in projecting himself as an ‘ideal’ Prime Ministerial candidate for the forthcoming General Elections scheduled for 08 February nex....

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