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US- India & Indo-Pacific: Takeaways from 2022

The year 2022 brought a series of geopolitical changes of global magnitude that were last witnessed somewhat in the Cold War period. The economic slowdown and the disruption of the supply chains that were triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic got furthe....

Interactive Session with Korean National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA)

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised an interactive session with a visiting delegation from the Korean National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA) on November 24, 2022. The talk focussed on the prospects of Republic of Korea-India relatio....

China’s Future Energy Resource: Hydrogen

Energy transition is a trend many countries adopt to address the climate change challenge in the 21st century. The measures undertaken by various governments are diverse based on their capabilities and resources. China, the world's largest emitter of....

China: Daily Scan, July 22, 2022

Senior CPC official urges preventing, defusing risks in united front work: Xinhuanet
July 21, 2022
Senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official You Quan has urged efforts to prevent and defuse risks in the united front work an....

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 15 November - 21 November 2021

Economic
U.S. asks Japan, China, others to consider tapping oil reserves -sources
The Biden administration has asked some of the world's largest oil consuming nations - including China, India and Japan - to consider releasing crud....

South Korea’s Success in Manufacturing: Some Pointers for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’

The people and government of India are striving to achieve national objectives of ‘Make in India’ and raise the contribution of manufacturing in the country’s GDP from the current 16% to 25% by the year 2025. In the context of the debilitating ....

Fallout of COVID-19: Japanese and Koreans to shift base from China to India

Introduction
The outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan has dramatically altered the social, political and economic lives of millions in as many as 205 countries. No one can even hazard a guess the kind of life th....

Indo-Pacific meeting on COVID-19

On 20th of March a teleconference was held amongst some countries of the Indo-Pacific on the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting was called by US and the participating countries included India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, New Zealand and Vietnam. The o....

Review of Japan 2019 and Outlook for 2020

2019 was an eventful year for Japan in both national and international domains. From an imperial transition to being the G20 Chair, to major trade agreements and the deadly Typhoon Hagibis, the year was filled with its share of ups and downs for Japa....

Mongolia’s Buddhist Diplomacy and India’s Union of Religious and Foreign Policy

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), along with Indian, Japanese, and Mongolian partners, hosted its third Samvad (which, in Hindi, means “dialogue”) conference in Ulaanbaatar over last Friday and the weekend. As reported in BDG’s ne....

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