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Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: October 2021

Vivekananda International Foundation organized four expert groups and one Vimarsha through webinars on events and topics affecting India’s interests worldwide in the month of October 2021. The expert and discussion groups provide layers of...

A Critical Assessment of the Quad from an Indian Perspective

Few foreign policy matters generate opinions as polarising as over the Quad. The prime point of difference is over what the Quad ought to do, and whether it should be militarised or not. These concerns are fair on its own but it misses forest for...

Lack of Political Will at COP26 led to a Weak Outcome

How should one assess the outcome of the much-hyped COP26? Even a cursory reading of the outcome document[1] adopted by COP26 shows how weak the result has been. The COP bravely resolved to “pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C...

China: Daily Scan, November 18, 2021

Chinese premier pledges to unswervingly expand opening-up: Xinhuanet November 17, 2021 Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said that China will unswervingly expand its opening-up and create a business environment that is market-orientated, law-based and up...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 1st November - 07 November 2021

Economic US, Britain join countries sounding alarm over China food import rules Several countries including Japan, Britain, and the United States are urging Chinese customs officials to pause the roll-out of regulations on food imports, arguing the...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: September 2021

Vivekananda International Foundation organized seven expert groups through webinar on events and topics affecting India’s interests worldwide in the month of September 2021 with the dominant theme being Afghanistan. The expert groups provide layers...

The Two Tales of Pakistan’s Geography

Pakistan’s location, for long, has been a source of attraction in America’s foreign policy. However, Pakistan has leveraged its geography to continuously venture into strategic adventures that have endangered global peace and security. Before India...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 23 August - 29 August 2021

Economic US regulators target oil and gas mergers as fuel prices surge The Federal Trade Commission is examining ways to crack down on mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas industry and investigate whether gas station franchise networks are...

Do Not Whitewash the Taliban

The dastardly twin terror attacks at Kabul airport and a nearby hotel killed more than 160 people, including 13 US soldiers. The attack, claimed by Islamic State Khorassan (ISK) was a grim reminder of the dystopian future that awaits the country. US...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: July 2021

Vivekananda International Foundation organized six experts group through webinar on events and topics affecting India’s interests worldwide in the month of July 2021. The expert groups provide layers of understanding and contextualized the present...

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