Prerna Gandhi is an Associate Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation with a focus on Japan, ASEAN and Korean Peninsula. She is currently a doctoral student at Dept. of East Asian Studies, Delhi University. She is also a recipient of the Mitsubishi Corporation International Scholarship and visited Japan in the “Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths Program- JENESYS” in summer of 2011.

Contributions 
Recognizing the Rise of the Private Military Contractors “The disjunction between the seriousness of international politics and the triviality of international relations theory is quite startling.” —Professor R. B. J. Walker Despite the current intern...

Changing American Perspective on Quad from Trump to Biden “Whoever commands the sea, commands the trade; whoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself.” -Sir Walter Raleigh, 17th Century It is still too early in...

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 ...

VIF Papers 
Japan’s Changing Security Discourse from the prism of its Deterrence Imperative ... US-Japan alliance is cornerstone for Japan’s security and its deterrence. However, despite conflicts of interests and intermittent tensions, Japan has never sought to replace the alliance with its own defense capabilities .. Though Japan’s s...

VIF Briefs 
Threat of Military Conflict on Korean Peninsula ..... the latent possibilities of a conflict have now moved into the direction of a US-North Korea conflict. The increased pace of nuclear and missile testing under Kim Jong-un’s supremacy has sought to hasten North Korea’s surge of being able to...

Event Reports 
Foreign Secretary’s Vimarsh Talk on "Global Rebalancing and India's Foreign Policy" In the series of Vimarsh public lectures delivered by eminent personalities, the VIF hosted an online talk by India’s Foreign Secretary, Shri Harsh V. Shringla on 30 June 2021. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, in his welcome address outlined how the ...

Webinar on "National Security and Media" The VIF organized a webinar on " India's National Security and Media" on 22 February 2021. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF in his opening remarks highlighted the important role media plays in how a national security issue is projected, presented, and ...

Interaction with Ambassador of Japan to India, H.E. Mr. Satoshi Suzuki The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted an online interaction with the Ambassador of Japan to India, H.E. Mr. Satoshi Suzuki on 29 June 2020. The one-and-a-half-hour interaction saw participation by many stalwarts from New Delhi’s str...

VIF-Embassy of ROK Seminar on Prospects of Peace and Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a joint closed-door seminar with the Embassy of Republic of Korea on 20 December 2019 to discuss ‘Peace and Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula’. After opening remarks by Dr Arvind Gupta, Di...

Interaction with Korean National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA) The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a closed-door interaction with a visiting delegation from the Korean National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA), South Korea on 14 June 2019. The interaction covered a gamut of issues from the emerging disco...

Outreach 
Impact of Demographic Transition on International Relations Published in Usanas Foundation on 3rd May 2021....

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