Indo-Pacific
Neighborhood News Digest- 07 May 2024

Afghanistan OIC Calls for Inclusive Govt, Human Rights Protection in Afghanistan-Tolo News The Organization of Islamic Cooperation in its final statement of its 15th session of the Islamic State Conference asked for the establishment of an inclusive...

Why Djibouti and the Gulf of Aden matter for India and the Indo-Pacific

With the latest drone attacks launched by the Houthi rebels on the cargo ships transiting through the Gulf of Aden and southern Red Sea, the region in and around Djibouti has shot to global prominence once again. In response to these attacks, global...

Elections in Taiwan: Some Projections

Introduction In the self-ruled island of Taiwan, 19 million eligible voters shall be going to the polls on 13 January 2024 to elect a new President. The geopolitical significance of this cannot be understated as the outcome shall be of extreme...

Trends & Tribulations in the Indo-Pacific

(On August 8-10, 2023, Malaysia’s Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) conducted a seminal international conference called the 36th Asia-Pacific Roundtable.[1] Towards the overarching aim of maintaining ASEAN centrality in...

Evaluating US-Japan-South Korea Camp David Summit

Introduction During the Group of Seven (G-7) summit hosted by Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at his home city of Hiroshima on 21 May, US President Joe Biden announced that he will host the first stand alone trilateral summit between the...

Indo-Pacific Experts Group Meeting on Surmounting Tensions over Taiwan: Implications and Options for India

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a discussion on “Surmounting Tensions over Taiwan: Implications and Options for India” on July 19, 2023 (Wednesday). Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, gave the opening remarks and Amb. Anil...

Why Taiwan’s Presidential Election in January 2024 Interests the World?

Introduction Taiwan has been in news for quite some time because of China’s threat to use force as it considers the island nation as a part of its territory and keen to integrate with the mainland. China has identified Taiwan as one of its “core”...

New Dimensions in India-US Relations: Outcomes of PM Modi's Visit to the US

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently made a landmark visit to the United States. In this episode of the VIF Podcast, Amb. Arun Kumar Singh, Distinguished Fellow, VIF and Former Indian Ambassador to the US and Dr. Sweta Kumari, Associate Fellow,...

Discussion on Strategic Outcomes and Lessons Learnt from the Shangri-La Dialogue for the Region and India

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a discussion on "Strategic Outcomes and Lessons Learnt from the Shangri-La Dialogue for the Region and India” on 26 June 2023. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, Chaired the session and gave...

Trilateral Dialogue on India-Japan-South Korea: Promoting Peace, Prosperity and Stability in the Indo-Pacific Region

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a virtual India-Japan-South Korea Trilateral Dialogue on the topic “India-Japan-South Korea: Promoting Peace, Prosperity and Stability in the Indo-Pacific Region” on June 15, 2023. The partner...

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