International Relations and Diplomacy
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....

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: September 2022

In the month of September 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a total of four expert group andone trilateral round table with most of them being hybrid. The month saw the commencement of a new expert group on climate change in w....

India-UAE Set to boost ties and Strengthen Strategic Partnership

UAE’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan is scheduled to visit India on 21st November 2022 on a bilateral visit. In an earlier bilateral engagement this year, he and External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar co-chaired the 14th In....

भारत को मिली अध्यक्षता से उम्मीदें

अंतरराष्ट्रीय कूटनीति के लिहाज से जी-20 का बाली शिखर सम्मेलन भारत के लिए काफी अहम रहा। प्रधानमं....

Talk on Indo-Indonesia Relations

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk on “Global and Regional Uncertainty and the Prospects for India-Indonesia Relations” on 10 November, 2022. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, chaired the session and gave welcome remar....

Singapore delegation’s visit

On 16 November 2022, the delegation of Singapore from the Ministry of Defence visited the Vivekananda International Foundation to interact on the issues of counter-terrorism and cyber security. Ouyang Zi Qi, Counter Terrorism analyst, Tan Kian Jui, S....

CPC’s 20th Congress: End of an Era, the Dawn of Another

The curtains drew close on the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on 22nd October 2022. The CPC’s national congresses are one of the most important gatherings not only for China as elite politics witness personnel changes ....

PLA after 20th Party Congress: “Combat Readiness to Fight and Win Wars’’

The much awaited Chinese 20th National Party Congress (NPC) is behind us, and the National Peoples’ Congress is about four months away. The Work Report by President Xi Jinping has been analysed ad infintum. President Xi Jinping has said that....

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