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Impact of Western Sanctions on Russia: Unintended Ramifications

The fog of war isn’t just affecting the military aspects of the Ukraine war but going beyond to fundamentally alter an international system that was already turbulent. In this context, the gamut of western economic sanctions on Russia are going bey....

VIF virtual Book discussion on "India–Africa Relations: Changing Horizons" by Ambassador Rajiv Bhatia

The Vivekananda International Foundation organised a book discussion on "India-Africa Relations: Changing Horizons", on March 23, 2022. The event was chaired by Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF. Author of the book Ambassador Rajiv Kumar Bhatia d....

India-Japan Summit: Reinforced Commitment under the Ukraine Shadow

In normal times, the 70th Anniversary of bilateral ties between India and Japan would have been celebrated with much fanfare; yet the occasion was marked with the 14th Annual Summit in New Delhi after the previous one had been held in Tokyo in Oct 20....

Report of VIF Strategic Discussions on the Ukraine Conflict

At the crack of dawn on 24 February 2022, President Putin announced a special ‘military operation’ in the Donbas region of Ukraine. A large number of tanks and troops rolled into several parts of Ukraine from Russia, Crimea and Belarus while w....

VIF-JINF Webinar on Strategic Outlook for Indo-Pacific in 2022

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a joint webinar with the Japan Institute of National Fundamentals (JINF) on 10 February 2022 on Strategic Outlook for Indo-Pacific in 2022. After initial remarks by Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF and ....

China Daily Digest February 23, 2022

China outlines tasks to advance rural vitalization in 2022: Xinhuanet
February 23, 2022
China unveiled its "No. 1 central document" for 2022 on Tuesday, outlining key tasks to comprehensively push forward rural vitalization this....

China Daily Digest February 18, 2022

Chinese vice premier stresses food safety: Xinhuanet
February 17, 2022
Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng Thursday called for the application of new technologies including big data to ensure food safety. Han, also a member of the St....

Quad Foreign Ministerial meeting in Australia

The Foreign Ministers from the Quad countries met in Melbourne, Australia on 11 February 2022. The meeting was in the preparation of the Quad summit which is expected to be held in the first half of this year. In the last two years, the Quad members ....

Ukraine Standoff also Presents an Opportunity

Despite a flurry of diplomatic activity over the last few weeks, the situation around Ukraine is tense. Both Russia and NATO are enhancing their respective military build-up. Putin-Macron discussions held in Moscow on 7 February 2022 failed to res....

India-China Military Standoff at LAC in Ladakh Sector - Whither from here?

The 14th round of Corp Commander level military to military talks took place on 12 Jan 2022 to diffuse the ongoing military standoff between India and China. The situation emerged almost two years ago in May 2020 after China undertook military build-....

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