International Relations and Diplomacy
Israel-Lebanon Maritime Agreement and its regional consequences

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF, discusses "Israel-Lebanon Maritime Agreement and its regional consequences" by assessing the critical dimensions of the historic deal and dissecting the impact of the said agreement in the Eastern M....

Why is Early Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan Significant?

Background
The incumbent President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev won by a landslide in an early presidential election on November 20, 2022. He was reelected because the Kazakh people trusted him and supported a fair g....

North Korea’s ICBM Launch Worrying – Part I

On 18 November 2022, North Korea successfully test-fired a Hwasong-17 (or Hwasongpho-17) intercontinental-range ballistic missile (ICBM), adding further to the already existing tensions and security threats in the Korean Peninsula. This launch was th....

India and the South Caucasus

It is desirable to draw a pen -picture of South Caucasus before discussing India’s policy towards the region and its relations with the individual countries in the region. The collapse of the USSR in 1991 resulted in the emergence of 15 independ....

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: October 2022

In the month of October 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a total of five expert group meetings. This month’s report also contains the newly created Africa expert group’s first meeting discussions. Thus in the last two mon....

VIF-RIAC Round Table on “Keeping Track of the Ukraine Crisis; New Phase and Progressing Strategic Implications”

The Russian International Affairs Council and Vivekananda International Foundation jointly organised an online Round Table on the Ukraine Crisis and its implications on October 13, 2022. The Round Table was jointly chaired by Dr. Andrey Kortunov, Dir....

Talk on “How Ayurveda can Power the Development of a Global Health Culture?”

On 17th November 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk on ‘How Ayurveda can Power the Development of a Global Health Culture?’ by Śri Dr. P. Ram Manohar, Research Director, Amrita School of Ayurveda, Amrita Vishwa Vi....

India's Healthcare Diplomacy with Africa

In this episode of VIF podcast, Ms Gouri Sardesai, CIO, Manorama Infosolutions pvt. ltd and Samir Bhattacharya, Research Associate at the Vivekananda International Foundation discuss India’s healthcare diplomacy with Africa. Given the importance of....

Book Discussion on “The Arab Spring That Was and Wasn’t”

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a book discussion on 18 November on book titled, “The Arab Spring That Was and Wasn’t” authored by Amb. K P Fabian and published by Macmillan Education in June 2022. The discussion was attended....

Ukraine War: When will it End?

As of now, unfortunately, we cannot see any sign of an early end to the unfolding tragedy that started on 24th February 2022 when the Russian invasion began. By now according to estimates made by the Pentagon each side might have sustained about 100....

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