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Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: December 2021

Vivekananda International Foundation organized two expert group interactions through webinars in the month of December 2021. The reduced number of expert groups meetings were due to previous commitments, and holidays for most of the participants. How....

2021 Crystallised the Indo-Pacific Security Landscape

2021 was an eventful year in the Indo-Pacific region. Several developments have taken place, which are significant in their own right, but are rather indicative of what lies ahead in this region. This article examines the implications of the key secu....

Japan and Australia ink Defence Pact with Eye on China

Though the QUAD and AUKUS had received wide media attention in India, with each analysis applauding the merit of these initiatives, another significant development that took place in the past week has somewhat received less attention. The import of t....

The Significance of the Australia -Japan Defence Agreement

Australia and Japan signed a new defence agreement on 6 January 2022, which both PM Scott Morrison and PM Fumio Kishida hailed as a landmark. The Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) is Japan’s second such Agreement with any country, after treaty ally....

Geopolitical trends of 2021 and impact on India

3 January 2022 The year 2021 saw numerous upheavals and developments shaping the world and will certainly stand out as a difficult year with some promising developments. As the world steps into the new year, join Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF and....

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: November 2021

Vivekananda International Foundation organized two think tank interactions and two expert group meetings through webinars on events and topics in the month of November 2021. The think tank interactions were with premier counterparts in USA and in Tai....

Compulsions behind Japan Arming Itself

Japan’s security posture seems to be heading for a dramatic overhaul as it feels compelled to respond to the emerging challenges in the altered security environment in its neighbourhood. China’s belligerence in territorial issues and North Korea....

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: October 2021

Vivekananda International Foundation organized four expert groups and one Vimarsha through webinars on events and topics affecting India’s interests worldwide in the month of October 2021. The expert and discussion groups provide layers of understa....

China: Daily Scan, October 29, 2021

Zhou Naixiang elected governor of China's Shandong: Xinhuanet October 28, 2021
Zhou Naixiang was elected governor of east China's Shandong Province by the provincial legislature on Wednesday. The 13th Shandong Provincial People's Congres....

Using AUKUS to Brazen it Out

The United States’ and the United Kingdom’s overtures to Australia to help it acquire a fleet of nuclear-powered general-purpose attack submarines (SSNs) infuse a perilous complexity into the strategic Indo-Pacific environment, rendering it more ....

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