Fresh Challenges for Kishida as Upper House Elections are held on 10 July

With less than a year in office, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida now confronts domestic political challenge when the country’s Upper House goes to the polls on 10 July in which his ruling coalition government expects to get a majority, which....

China: Daily Scan, July 06, 2022

Chinese vice premier stresses consolidating poverty alleviation outcomes: Xinhuanet
July 5, 2022
Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua has stressed efforts to consolidate poverty alleviation achievements and push forward rural vitaliz....

Great Game Revisited: China's Grand Eurasian Strategy through the Prism of 'One Belt One Road'

… despite multiple flaws, China's expanding participation in Central Asia is a long-term phenomenon and a watershed moment in the post-Soviet history and economic development of these countries… China is the only country capable of mobilising mas....

Satinder Kumar Lambah: Diplomat Par Excellence

Satinder Kumar Lambah, or Sati, as known to his associates, was undoubtedly not only one of India’s most accomplished diplomats but also a wonderful human being inspiring both respect and affection. It is a tribute to him that while his friends, fr....

China: Daily Scan, July 05, 2022

Climate change: melting Tibetan glaciers could unleash potentially dangerous bacteria, scientists say: South China Morning Post
July 3, 2022
Scientists have found nearly 1,000 species of bacteria – many of them new – in glac....

Geostrategic Implications of Ukraine Conflict

The Ukraine conflict has been a turning point in both geopolitics and geoeconomics. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director VIF takes a purview on the geostrategic implications of the Ukraine conflict, delving into the global food and energy crisis, impact on car....

Bangladesh-India Relations and the New Horizons of Possibilities

On the 21st of June, 2022, the Vivekananda International Foundation organized a talk on ‘Bangladesh-India Relations and the New Horizons of Possibilities’. Ambassador Shahidul Haque, former Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh, delivered the talk that....

Ambassador Sati Lambah : A Wise Diplomat

Ambassador Satinder Lambah passed away on 30 June 2022 at the age of 81 after battling cancer for two and a half years. He did not let his fight against the disease temper his optimism and positive outlook to life. As he was doing his round of radio....

Floods in Assam: The Case for Rethinking Adaptation

Introduction
North-east India has been witnessing unusually heavy rainfall since the beginning of May. That has resulted in one of the worst floods ever recorded in Assam. As of 3 July, flood has affected 1,835,551 people in 26 out of the s....

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-30 June 2022

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