International Relations and Diplomacy
Talk on US Midterm Elections

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk on “US midterm Elections 2022: Implications for India and the World” on 21 November, 2022. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, chaired the session and made welcome remarks. Prof K....

Russia’s Ukraine War and the Concept of Balance of Power since Congress of Vienna

Prologue
From Congress of Vienna to the beginning of the First World War; Europe survived for nearly a century without a major war like the one it saw ended with the Battle of Waterloo or the one it would see starting in 1914. During this....

North Korea’s ICBM Launch Worrying – Part II

Response from Japan
As an immediate neighbour, Japan was alarmed by North Korea’s missile launch. It was concerned as the missile landed about 125 miles from Japan’s coastline. In the preceding months, North Korea’s ballistic missile ....

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....

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