Prerna Gandhi is an Associate Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation with a focus on Japan, ASEAN and Korean Peninsula. She is currently a doctoral student at Dept. of East Asian Studies, Delhi University. She is also a recipient of the Mitsubishi Corporation International Scholarship and visited Japan in the “Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths Program- JENESYS” in summer of 2011.

Contributions 
Overview of Geopolitics in 2022 and Looking at 2023 The Year 2022 saw the organizing principles of the international system become more fragmented even with facade of multilateral summitry. Despite US unipolar moment receding, China’s ascendancy has yet to translate into US decline. With absence of ...

शिंज़ो अबे को श्रद्धांजलि प्रेरणा गांधी, एसोसियेट फ़ेलो, VIF “एक राजनीतिक के रूप में मैंने विफलताएँ देखी हैं और केवल ...

A Tribute to Late Shinzo Abe “I have experienced failure as a politician and for that very reason I am ready to give everything for Japan.” - Shinzo Abe (wrote in 2012) Shinzo Abe would go on to give his all to Japan a decade later...

China is Edging over the US: Upcoming Ramifications The US politically turning against China has been a defining interruption in China’s great power rise. It has led to a concerted effort to challenge China for its every misdemeanor, by leveraging on group dynamics. The friendly international ambian...

VIF Papers 
Japan’s Changing Security Discourse from the prism of its Deterrence Imperative ... US-Japan alliance is cornerstone for Japan’s security and its deterrence. However, despite conflicts of interests and intermittent tensions, Japan has never sought to replace the alliance with its own defense capabilities .. Though Japan’s s...

VIF Briefs 
Threat of Military Conflict on Korean Peninsula ..... the latent possibilities of a conflict have now moved into the direction of a US-North Korea conflict. The increased pace of nuclear and missile testing under Kim Jong-un’s supremacy has sought to hasten North Korea’s surge of being able to...

Event Reports 
Trilateral Web Conference on "Emerging Strategic Environment in the Indo-Pacific" The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a trilateral webinar with the Japan Institute of National Fundamentals and the Prospect Foundation on 29 September 2022 on "Emerging Strategic Environment in the Indo-Pacific". After initial remarks ...

Interaction with Amb Mohan Kumar on “WTO and Global Trade” The Vivekananda International Foundation organized an interaction with Ambassador Mohan Kumar (retd) on “WTO and Global Trade” on 18 July 2022. After Welcoming Remarks by Lt Gen Ravi Sawhney (Retd), Ambassador Mohan Kumar expounded on the history...

Interaction with Prof. Alexandra Xanthaki, UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights The Vivekananda International Foundation held an online interaction with Prof. Alexandra Xanthaki, UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights on 14 July 2022. In his Opening Remarks, Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, gave a brief insight into UN Special P...

VIF- Prospect Foundation Seminar on ‘Strategic and Economic Implications of Ukraine War on Taiwan Strait and the Indo-Pacific’ The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a joint webinar with the Prospect Foundation on 27 May 2022 on Strategic and Economic Implications of Ukraine War on Taiwan Strait and the Indo-Pacific’. After initial remarks by Dr Arvind Gupta, D...

Brainstorming Session on Strategic & Economic Outlook for 2022 The Vivekananda International Foundation organized an online brainstorming session on Strategic and Economic Outlook for 2022 on 10 January 2022. It saw participation from Dr. Arvind Gupta, Dr. Anantha Nageswaran, Dr. C Rajamohan, Lt Gen Ravi Sawhney...

Outreach 
India-ROK in the Age of Indo-Pacific: Synergizing the Act East and the New Southern Policy Published in Ytharth Magazine (SIS, JNU Initiative) on 21 September 2022....

Impact of Demographic Transition on International Relations Published in Usanas Foundation on 3rd May 2021....

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