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 
Why the Revival of CPEC now? In international rhetoric, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is often referred to as the crown jewel or the colossal blunder of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. These diametrically opposite assessments reflect the ambiguity and irrationa...

Why China is an Economic Landmine ‘And China has deep pockets’ is a guaranteed statement one gets to hear in every seminar or discussion on China. But despite its moneyed and lucrative hues, many questions arise. How is China an economic behemoth, when economists and Chinese poli...

A Perspective on the Senkaku Islands Dispute The dispute over the Senkaku/ Diaoyu Islands comprising five uninhabited islands and three rocks totalling seven square kilometres in the East China Sea is often understated as a simple sovereignty dispute or a resource conflict. It may, in fact, be ...

Western Media Bias against India The Western Media is now more vocal about the growing pervasiveness of moral denunciation through ‘Cancel Culture’ in western societies. Cancel Culture refers to a boycott of someone in professional or social circles that is determi...

The Future of China-Japan Relations The China-Japan Bilateral Relationship has had an enduring impact on international relations. Usually territorial disputes, conflicting political interactions, anticipated military conflicts are all associated with reduced trade flows and states with...

Occasional 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...

Issue 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 
Interaction with Ambassador of Japan to India, H.E. Mr. Satoshi Suzuki The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted an online interaction with the Ambassador of Japan to India, H.E. Mr. Satoshi Suzuki on 29 June 2020. The one-and-a-half-hour interaction saw participation by many stalwarts from New Delhi’s str...

VIF-Embassy of ROK Seminar on Prospects of Peace and Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a joint closed-door seminar with the Embassy of Republic of Korea on 20 December 2019 to discuss ‘Peace and Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula’. After opening remarks by Dr Arvind Gupta, Di...

Interaction with Korean National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA) The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a closed-door interaction with a visiting delegation from the Korean National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA), South Korea on 14 June 2019. The interaction covered a gamut of issues from the emerging disco...

Interaction with Professor C. Raja Mohan The Vivekananda International Foundation organized an interaction with Dr C. Raja Mohan, Director of Institute of South Asia Studies at National University of Singapore on the topic of "Global Dynamics and Challenges to India". Dr Mohan focused his t...

Discussion on ‘Remedial Measures to counter possible spread of Coronavirus' The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a discussion with a delegation led by Lt Gen RS Grewal, Director General Medical Services (DGMS), Army, on ‘Remedial Measures to counter possible spread of Coronavirus' on 06 March 2020. Air Commod...

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