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Yoshihide Suga’s Tryst with India

When Prime Minster Abe Shinzo laid down his office in August 2020 rather suddenly it sent shock waves of anxiety among most Japan watchers, policy planners and the political elite in India. Everyone wondered as to what could be the future of this...

To Friends in the United States: Ease Global Vaccine Manufacturing

The current public health crisis in India is devastating. On April 22, 2021, India recorded 332,921 COVID-19 cases and over 2,000 fatalities. It is unlikely that the second wave of the pandemic will level out anytime soon. The desperate need for...

Climate Change Summit: India Should Invest in Climate Action but Resist Western Pressure

Coinciding with Earth Day, President Biden will be hosting a summit of world leaders to discuss climate change on 22-23nd April 2021. The purpose of the summit is to persuade the leaders to undertake ambitious goals to cut the greenhouse emissions...

New Leadership Takes Charge in Vietnam: Challenges and Prospects

On 05 April Vietnam’s National Assembly officially elected Mr. Pham Minh Chinh, member of the Politburo as the Prime Minister of Vietnam replacing the erstwhile Prime Minister Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc. The National Assembly resolution was passed with...

Japan’s Strategic Outlook in the Indo-Pacific

Japan is the pioneer of the Indo-Pacific construct. India and Japan are close partners in the Indo-Pacific. Join Ms. Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa and Amruta Karambelkar as they discuss Japansee foreign policy & its security interests in the Indo-Pacific.

Double-Time Transition in South Asian Geopolitics!

The bygone year has been globally geopolitically transformative, with indications of catalysing into a new era. Many of the events are being propelled by the catastrophic pandemic with its birth epicentre at Wuhan, China. The Corona Virus is...

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 the Biden Administration to make...

A Strategic Shift in the UK’s View of India is Welcome

(This is a modified version of the Director, VIF’s remarks at the VIF-IISS Webinar on “Implications of the UK Integrated Review for India” held on 19 March 2021) The Integrated review and its implications for bilateral relations We should welcome...

Central Asia: Three Decades of Developments

Central Asia, located between the East and the West has always been been at the centre of power struggle between major powers such as Russia, China, US and West. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the leaders of these independent republics,...

Quad Summit: An Opportunity to Define the Contours of the Post Covid Indo-Pacific

Indian Prime Minister Modi, US President Biden, Prime Minister Scott Morrisonof Australia and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan will hold the first summit level meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, popularly known as the Quad, on 12...

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