COVID-19
Trends in Central Asia in 2020

Introduction The past 2020 is marked by Central Asia’s struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent socio-economic impacts. The pandemic turned out to be a litmus test for the already troubled economies of Central Asia. The year was also...

Myanmar 2020: Prospects and Challenges for 2021

Strategically located between the two giant neighbours, India and China; Myanmar has been working on its foreign policy and domestic interests since the beginning of the year 2020. The year 2020 also marked a significant breakthrough in Myanmar...

Neighbourhood Year End Review 2020: Way Forward for 2021

South Asia presents a vivid tapestry of human diversity in all its glory. Across its eight countries, adherents of all the world’s religions live side-by-side, speaking hundreds of languages and dialects, sharing deep cultural similarities, and...

Fifth Generation (5G) Cellular Communication: Technology and Geopolitics

What Makes 5G Wireless Communication So Different? The steady growth from first to fourth generation mobile communication was smooth, rapid and vastly beneficial to the Information, and Communication Technology (ICT) related industries. This...

New Geopolitics: India’s Foreign Policy Challenges in 2021

Covid-19 has accelerated the global political and economic rebalancing that had been underway for the last two decades. New power equations are emerging. China’s confidence has increased many folds while the West is struggling to find answers to its...

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 on...

VIF Webinar on “Indo-Uzbek Relations”

India and Uzbekistan share close historical and cultural links dating back to ancient times. Uzbekistan is India’s extended neighbour and a strategic partner. This relationship is multi-faceted and includes cooperation in political, trade-economic,...

Pakistan Insights 2020

Following the success Pakistan Insights 2019 that was based on discussions held in the Pakistan Study Group (PSG) of the Vivekananda International Foundation, it was decided to continue with the Insight series, making it an annual feature. Despite...

India and Vaccine Diplomacy

Following the emergence of the covid-19 pandemic global interaction has focussed on dealing with the impact and consequences of it. Public Health diplomacy has acquired a higher place in international discourse at all levels including the G201,...

The Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Central Asia

Introduction The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is so profound that the world will never be the same again. Human communication, social norms and habits have transformed immensely due to this. More digitalisation and less physical interactions have...

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