Dr. Himani Pant is an Associate Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation. She focuses on the domestic and foreign policy of the European Union, United States and Russia. She has done her M Phil and PhD from the Centre for European Studies (School of International Studies), Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her M Phil dissertation focused on the asylum debate in Germany in the early 1990s. Her doctoral thesis focused on “The European Union and Russia in their Common Neighbourhood: A Case Study of Georgia and Ukraine, 2004-2016.” Previously, she worked as a Junior Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. She was also a Visiting Research Scholar at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium for three months (February-April 2018).

Contributions 
China’s Role in Eroding Tibetan Identity: Religious and Cultural Issues Four years after passing a similar law in Xinjiang, the Chinese government passed the “Regulations on the Establishment of a Model Area for Ethnic Unity and Progress” in Tibet earlier this year. This contentious new law identifies Tibet “an ina...

US Election 2020: Kamala Harris is the Democratic Party's Vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden has chosen his former critic and rival for Democratic presidential nomination, Kamala Devi Harris, as his running mate for the upcoming Presidential election in November. In his tweet announcing the decision, Biden called Harris “a fearle...

Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the European Union The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has evolved as a global pandemic1 ever since its outbreak in China in December 2019.2 This highly contagious disease has infected around 800,000 people worldwide in a short span of three month...

Constitutional Changes in Russia In his annual Presidential address to the Federal Assembly last month1, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a series of amendments “to improve social policy and public administration” in the country. His speech addressed constit...

Book Published / Book Reviews 
India and EU: An Insider’s View by Bhaswati Mukherjee, New Delhi: ICWA and Vij Books, 2018, ISBN: 978-81-93759-10-3, pp. 336, Rs 995 Although India was among the first countries to develop ties with the European community in the 1960s, the country’s present level of engagement with the European Union (EU) is not commensurate with the existing potential. The four-year long hiatus...

Event Reports 
European Union’s post COVID-19 Trajectory- the Challenges Ahead The European Union (EU) has faced a series of crises in the last decade which have tested its resilience as a supranational entity based on solidarity and common values. Since several of its internal issues remain unresolved, the EU would now have to...

Interaction with H.E. Mr. Emanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France The heath crisis brought upon by the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has opened up a pandora’s box of crises worldwide. As different countries reel under the economic recession and related socio-political challenges, the still ongoing pandemic has r...

Roundtable Discussion on Brexit and its Impact on the European Union: Implications for India Nearly four years after holding the fateful referendum to leave the European Union, the United Kingdom eventually ceased to be an EU member on 31 January 2020. The country, however, would remain a part of the Customs Union till the culmination of the...

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