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Focussing on the Vaccines is the Need of the Hour: Some Suggestions

The country is amid an unprecedented pandemic that has taken a heavy toll on life which exceeds that in all the wars that India has been involved in in the last 100 years. The crisis has to be dealt with on a war footing. The infection is now sp....

Japan and South Korea Talk but Old Issues Continue to Figure

While the China factor, particularly its assertive and expansionist policies on a host of regional issues, and North Korea’s nuclear and missile development programmes are perennial issues of concern for the rest of the Northeast Asian region, two ....

Maoist Menace Calls for a Different Ball Game

The massacre of 37 innocent personnel of the Security Forces (SF) of Government of India and the State Government, on 3rd April in Chhattisgarh, has led to widespread condemnation, even from the Prime Minister. Such mass killing of SF invites serio....

US / NATO Withdrawal from Afghanistan and its Implications

The author had the opportunity to attend on 5 May 2021 a very engaging round table jointly hosted by the Vivekananda Foundation, New Delhi, and Hudson Institute, Washington DC on the imminent US/NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan and its impact on the ....

Modi Government: An Evaluation

As the nation reels under the impact of the monstrous second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic Prime Minister Modi has been the focus of much criticism, some justified and some unjustified, for the failure to avert it and to mitigate its adverse impact. ....

Afghanistan Stares at an Uncertain Future

The American troops are withdrawing from Afghanistan without an agreed political system in place. After nearly 20 years of a democratic period, Afghanistan is at the risk of losing the gains it made in the last 20 years of a democratic system. ....

The Endgame: Captain America Versus Band of Bad Boys

In the last sequel of the Marvel series movie, “The Endgame”, Avengers including the idol leader Captain America- the symbol of freedom, justice and the “American Way”- fights the evils of the universe like Thanos, who plans to destroy the ea....

Recommendations: Oxygen Management for Current and Future Covid-19 Waves

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) in conjunction with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) conducted an interaction to determine the challenges in the provisioning of additional medical oxy....

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