Middle East
West Asia Experts Group Meeting

The West Asia Experts Group Meeting was held on 8 July 2022 by the Vivekananda International Foundation, the discussion was focused on "The Geopolitical Impact of the War in Ukraine on the Middle East". The key speaker for the session was Giorgio Fra....

Evolving security dynamic in West Asia and India’s challenges

As the controversy over the disrespect to Islam and the Holy Prophet by some errant individuals of the Indian ruling party raged across West Asia , I was happy to see the book edited by veteran diplomat and West Asia expert Ambassador Anil Trigunaya....

China is Edging over the US: Upcoming Ramifications

The US politically turning against China has been a defining interruption in China’s great power rise. It has led to a concerted effort to challenge China for its every misdemeanor, by leveraging on group dynamics. The friendly international ambian....

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: April 2021

In April 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 groups....

New Geopolitics: India’s Foreign Policy Challenges in 2021

Covid-19 has accelerated the global political and economic rebalancing that had been underway for the last two decades. New power equations are emerging. China’s confidence has increased many folds while the West is struggling to find answers to it....

Interaction with the Delegation from Shanghai Institute of International Studies

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a delegation from Shanghai Institute of International Studies on 19 September 2019 at VIF. The delegation was led by Dr Chen Dongxiao, the other members of the delegations were Liu Youfa (served a....

Interaction with Mr Jérôme Bonnafont, Ex-French Ambassador to India

The Head of the Department of Middle East and North Africa in the French Government spoke on China's Foreign Policy under Xi Jinping, demographics in the Middle East and realities of terrorism and war. He said that fighting terrorism has been on the ....

Round Table Discussion on Iran Nuclear Deal and its Implications on India

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held a Round Table Discussion on “The Iran Nuclear deal and the Implications for India”. Former Ambassadors to the US, Iran and Middle East were invited to participate in this discussion for their i....

Address by H.E. Mr. Sameh Shoukry, Foreign Minister, the Arab Republic of Egypt, on ‘Regional Developments and Prospects of India- Egypt Relations

On the side lines of his recently concluded visit to India, H.E. Sameh Shoukry, Foreign Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt, addressed a wide galaxy of foreign and security policy experts, including representatives from the government’s agencies....

Interaction with Dr. James M. Dorsey on ‘Review of Major Conflicts in West Asia and the Way Forward’

On Mar 10th, 2018, Members of the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) faculty had an interactive session with Dr James M. Dorsey, Senior Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), discussing together major conflicts in West ....

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