Indo-Pacific
Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: January 2021

In January five expert group discussions and one interaction on India-Bangladesh relations with the State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh was organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation through webinar on events and topics extend....

Outlining a Geoeconomic Strategy for India

Since time immemorial, states have used economic tools to practise power politics. Thus, questions arise on the recent discourse of the emergence of a new geoeconomic era in international relations. The rise of China which markedly defines today’s ....

The US-China Bout: Who’s on the Ropes

The world is witnessing momentous shifts in geopolitics, and in fact, in every facet of human life. The US-China zero-sum game for dominance may well define pathways nations take to bring prosperity to their people in the next decade. This paper atte....

Biden’s Foreign Policy Priorities: Implications for India

President Biden’s 4th February speech1 at the State Department was designed to reassure Americans and signal to the world that “America is back” to resume the global leadership. Biden has emphasised re-engagement with the world with ....

De-classified US strategy document on the Indo-Pacific

Possible Motive
United States de-classified a document titled ‘US Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific on 13th of January. The de-classified document consists of 10 pages and is likely to be only a part of the larger document. It is....

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: December 2020

In December four expert group discussions and one conference on Taiwan were organized by the Vivekananda International Foundation through webinar on events and topics extending from India’s neighbourhood to West Asia to China. Each of the members o....

Assessing Indo-Pacific in 2021: Indian Perspective

The year 2020 was a landmark event in and for the Indo-Pacific. The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the regional perception of China. Until then the challenge from China was known but it had yet to manifest itself in its entirety. The major ....

US-Taiwan Relations under Joe Biden Administration

Amongst many of the sensitive issues that Joe Biden will inherit, the US-Taiwan relations is going to be of critical importance for the US, Indo-Pacific strategy. Tsai Ing-wen has already congratulated Joe Biden on Twitter, she wrote: “The values o....

India – US Relations under Biden

US President elect, Joe Biden has a challenging time ahead especially over the next few weeks when he may be called upon to prove the legitimacy of his election. While he has both the electoral college votes and the popular vote in the just-concluded....

The '2 plus 2' Indo-US Dialogue; a Fillip to Indo-US Security Cooperation

India and the US concluded the 3rd edition of the ‘2+2’ ministerial dialogue in New Delhi on 27 October 2020. Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar from the Indian side and Defence Secretary Mark Esper, Secretary o....

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