Indo-Pacific
Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: March 2022

In the month of March 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized six expert group interactions with most of them being hybrid, the interaction of the strategic discussions group on the Ukraine crisis are for the first time being includ....

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....

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: February 2022

The month of February 2022 at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) was filled with meetings and dialogues. In the month VIF organized four expert group interactions, and three dialogues with Russia (Russian International Affairs Council), Japa....

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....

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 ....

China Daily Digest February 15, 2022

Chinese mainland opposes Taiwan-related content in "U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy": Xinhuanet
February 14, 2022
A Chinese mainland spokesperson Monday voiced firm opposition against the Taiwan-related content in a so-called "U.S. I....

China Daily Digest February 14, 2022

Chinese premier stresses support for agricultural production: Xinhuanet
February 13, 2022
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stressed increasing support for agricultural production to ensure that annual grain output continues to exceed ....

Impact of Moon Jae-in’s Pardon to Park Geun-hye as South Korea goes to Polls on 9 March – An Assessment

At a time when the security environment and geo-strategic considerations of key countries in the Asian region are witnessing significant churning, with each country repositioning its foreign policy priorities in response to the demands of the time, o....

Geopolitical trends of 2021 and impact on India

3 January 2022 The year 2021 saw numerous upheavals and developments shaping the world and will certainly stand out as a difficult year with some promising developments. As the world steps into the new year, join Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF and....

Likely Geopolitical Trends in 2022

We should expect a sharpening of great power rivalries and an increase in geopolitical tensions in 2022. If 2021 provides any indications, the world is likely to remain turbulent in the absence of credible mechanisms and effective cooperation to reso....

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