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Russia-China Harmony: One Sided Compromise under Compulsion?

Introduction
“Russia may face wars on its borders in the near future over control of energy resources”, a Security Policy document released by Kremlin on May 13, 2009 stated. It went on to add “In a competition for resources, problems....

Distrust More, Verify More: India-China Relations Post Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

China, through his reckless aggression in Ladakh has seriously jeopardised peace and tranquility on the India-Tibet border. China is already in occupation of large parts of Indian territory in Ladakh. To seek to consolidate its hold on this occupied ....

India-China military standoff: What next?

The India-China military stand-off has worsened in the last few days. Each side has blamed the other for the current round of tensions. In a pre-emptive move, the Indian forces occupied important heights in the Rezin La/Rechin La area on its side of ....

Chinese Activity in Central Asia; beyond Trade, Transport and Economy

Background
China has invested in energy, infrastructure, transportation, railways and roads, communications etc. in Central Asia. Recently, Chinese Huawei has signed around one billion deal with Uzbekistan for digitalization of the countr....

Geopolitical Dynamics of the Post COVID-19 World

Vivekananda International Foundation held an online discussion on ‘Geopolitical Dynamics of the Post Covid-19 World’ on 29 May 2020. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director VIF and the panellists included Lt. Gen. Ata Ha....

Trends in Central Asia in 2019

In 2019, a major highlight of political trends in Central Asia was the steady development of intraregional relations, driven primarily by Uzbek President Shawkat Mirziyoyev’s neighbourhood-first initiative. There were several other socio-economic ....

Interaction with the Visiting Delegation from Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies (ISRS) of Uzbekistan

On 13 November 2019, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted an interaction with a visiting Delegation from ISRS, Uzbekistan, led by Mr. F. Djuraev, Head of Department ISRS. The Delegation also included Mrs. D. Mamatkulova, leading rese....

VIF- Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) Conference, Moscow

The theme of the conference was ‘Global Strategy and Foreign Policy Priorities in India-Russia Relations’, wherein various positives and road blocks in bilateral and multilateral were discussed. The discussion also focused on US, China, South ....

Round Table Discussion on Taking India and Central Asia to the Next Level

Report and Recommendations The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a Round Table Discussion on ‘Taking India and Central Asia to the Next Level’ on 01 December 2017. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF delivered th....

Commentary- Central Asia in 2017

Central Asia is India’s extended neighbour and a geo-strategically vital region. India’s relations with this region go back for centuries, and are based on commercial, cultural, and civilizational links. In June 2017, India received full membersh....

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