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Russia-Ukraine Conflict and International Developments: An Indian Perspective

(This is an updated version of the presentation made at an international conference organised by National Institute of International Strategy, CASS, Beijing on “Russia-Ukraine Conflict and International Developments” on 26 July 2022) The Russia-...

The Power of the ‘God of War’: Assessing the Russian advantage in Artillery in the Russo-Ukrainian War

The God of War Way back in 1944, when the ferocity of World War II was at its peak, Joseph Stalin made a statement; ‘Artillery is the God of War’. His remarks probably related to the fact that most of the combat deaths in the two World Wars and in...

Engaging Central Asia

The five countries of Central Asia viz Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have been largely peaceful and stable since they attained independence on the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991. There have been a few...

BRICS – Taking the Long View

The 14th BRICS Summit hosted by China on 23th-24th June 2022 was attended virtually by the leaders of the five BRICS countries including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. There were a series of preparatory meetings prior to the summit, covering a...

Economic Dimensions of Russia-Ukraine War

Russia-Ukraine war is in its fourth month. There are no signs of the conflict coming to an end soon. While the political and military dimensions of the war have drawn a lot of attention, the social and economic implications of the conflict are...

VIF- Prospect Foundation Seminar on ‘Strategic and Economic Implications of Ukraine War on Taiwan Strait and the Indo-Pacific’

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a joint webinar with the Prospect Foundation on 27 May 2022 on Strategic and Economic Implications of Ukraine War on Taiwan Strait and the Indo-Pacific’. After initial remarks by Dr Arvind Gupta,...

Interaction with H.E. Mr. Denis Evgenyevich Alipov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to India

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted an Interaction with H.E. Mr. Denis Evgenyevich Alipov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to India on June 9, 2022 following a hybrid format. The participants who were physically present for the...

The Changing International Order and BRICS Relevance

(This is an updated version of presentation made during a virtual BRICS Seminar held at Beijing on 07 June 2022, organised by Institute of Latin American Studies; China Academy of Social Sciences) The two events in the recent times that have had a...

Responding to American Criticism of India’s Stance on Russia-Ukraine Conflict

If western governments are ready to accommodate India by balancing their longer term interest in keeping it within their “democratic” fold with their shorter term interest in drawing India into the circle of “democratic” states condemning Russia’s...

Russia’s Military Understanding of Air Power: Structural & Doctrinal Aspects

The fog of war continues to hangover Ukraine even after eighty days, especially with facts difficult to discern amongst the information war running in parallel, biased reportage, and contradictory narratives based on the wide swath of international...

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