International Relations and Diplomacy
CPC’s 20th Congress: End of an Era, the Dawn of Another

The curtains drew close on the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on 22nd October 2022. The CPC’s national congresses are one of the most important gatherings not only for China as elite politics witness personnel changes ....

PLA after 20th Party Congress: “Combat Readiness to Fight and Win Wars’’

The much awaited Chinese 20th National Party Congress (NPC) is behind us, and the National Peoples’ Congress is about four months away. The Work Report by President Xi Jinping has been analysed ad infintum. President Xi Jinping has said that....

West Asia Experts Group Meeting

The West Asia Experts Group Meeting was held on 6 October 2022 by the Vivekananda International Foundation, the discussion was focused on "Morocco’s Foreign Policy and India-Morocco Relations". The key speaker for the session was Mr. Mohamed Maliki....

Assessing Vietnam Communist Party Chief Trong’s Visit to China

In a major diplomatic move following the precedent-breaking and historic third five-year term as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the recently concluded 20th National Congre....

Assessment of China’s 20th Party Congress

Presenting the Work Report titled ‘Hold High the Great Banner of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics and Strive in Unity to Build a Modern Socialist Country in all Respects’, at the opening session of the 20th Party Congress on October 16, 202....

Pakistani PM Shehbaz Sharif’s Visit to Beijing and CPEC

Pakistan’s Prime Minister visited China on November 1-2, 2022. Shehbaz Sharif was amongst the first foreign leaders received by Xi Jin Ping soon after the latter got himself an unprecedented third term in office. This was projected in Pakistani med....

Presidential elections in Brazil: Is Pink Tide Engulfing Latin America Again?

Last Sunday, the much- awaited results of the presidential election in Brazil were announced. As expected, the two- time president from 2002 to 2010- Luis Inacio Lula da Silva- defeated his arch rival and the incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in the run off a....

WTO and India-Africa position on Fisheries subsidies

In this episode, David Vivas, Legal Officer at UNCTAD discusses with Samir Bhattacharya, Research Associate at the Vivekananda International Foundation various issues related to WTO, particularly where India and Africa can work together under the Sou....

The China-Xinjiang-Central Asia Triangle: A Relationship beyond Economics and Religion

Over 50 countries in a joint statement condemned China’s alleged human rights violations in Xinjiang on 31st October, 2022. Yet again, none of the Muslim-majority countries from Central Asia which share both religious and ethnic ties with Xinjiang ....

Global Development Initiative and Global Security Initiative: China’s New Approach to Global Governance

Post-the Belt and Road Initiative, which was a flagship Chinese program launched by President Xi Jinping that amalgamated Chinese geoeconomic and geostrategic initiatives, we have seen two new initiatives being announced in the last two years. In thi....

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