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Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: June 2021

In June 2021 six experts’ group meetings and one bilateral discussion were organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation through webinar on events and topics affecting India’s interests worldwide. The diversity of the expertise of each of...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: May 2021

In May 2021 six experts group discussions were organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation through webinar on events and topics affecting India’s interests worldwide. The diversity of the expertise of each of the members of the expert...

France & Austria Terror Attacks 2020: The Looming Shadow of Islamic Terrorism over Europe

“We [EU Member States] reiterate that terrorism, radicalisation, recruitment and financing related to terrorism are main common threats to the internal security of the EU”. The 2015 Riga Joint Statement1 The vigilance of law-enforcement and...

VIF Webinar on “International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC)”

India’s trade with Central Asia is much below its true potential, and the factor behind is the lack of direct connectivity. The Chabahar Port and the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) remain crucial in this regard. Vivekananda...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 6, 2020

Strategic Biden's edge evaporates as Trump seen as better suited for economy, coronavirus response: Reuters/Ipsos poll Joe Biden’s advantage over President Donald Trump in popular support has eroded in recent weeks as the presumptive Democratic...

Coronavirus: China’s New Diplomacy

As on 15April 2020, the total number of coronavirus cases are 1,986,936, with 125,953 deaths worldwide. The origin of the virus remains unknown. It is widely believed that virus jumped species and is traced to the “wet market” in Wuhan. It is...

Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the European Union

The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has evolved as a global pandemic1 ever since its outbreak in China in December 2019.2 This highly contagious disease has infected around 800,000 people worldwide in a short span of three months. The epicentre of...

Terror Strikes Europe: Testing Time for EU’s Collective Security

Even though Daesh has been facing serious setbacks in Iraq and Syria with its major strongholds getting demolished by the security forces, the month of August 2017 did not bring the expected joy across European cities. Three cities in Europe ¬¬¬¬-...

Europe must brace for more attacks

The tragedy in Paris is most regrettable; loss of more than 160 innocent lives at the hand of extremist elements anywhere is despicable. Yet, the message coming out from this attack is that the world is nowhere near any guarantee of safety and...

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