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Analysing Developments and Trends in Southeast Asia 2023

Introduction As the world closed in 2023 and entered 2024, there are several indicators based on the past events that the Southeast Asian region is likely to witness many tumultuous developments. Around the world, Southeast Asia included, a host o....

Bangladesh Elections and its Aftermath

Bangladesh’s elections have just been held on January 7. As anticipated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has returned back to power with a large majority. With this she starts her fifth term in office, the first being from 1996 to 2001 and the other th....

Climate Change in 2023: Has the World Reached an Inflection Point?

Introduction 2023 was a watershed year for climate change. As record after record was broken that year, experts lamented that the world may have reached an inflection point. For example, CO2 levels in the atmosphere are projected to reach record l....

स्वामी विवेकानंद के जीवन पर माता सीता और भगवान राम का प्रभाव

वर्ष 2024 का प्रथम महीना भारत ही नहीं बल्कि सम्पूर्ण मानवता के लिए शुभ और ऐतिहासिक बनने जा रहा है, अ....

Nurturing the Divine: Swami Vivekananda's Vision for Women and Womanhood

Swami Vivekananda consistently emphasised that India's decline was largely attributed to its neglect of women.[1] Throughout history, illustrious figures such as Maitreyi and Gargi, the Brahmavadinis of the Upanishadic era, and women missionaries lik....

Achievements and Potential of Economic Cooperation Between India and Russia

India today is the fastest-growing economy in the world, with a strong outlook of 7-8 per cent growth rates for the coming decade. Russia, despite having become the most sanctioned economy in the world, has shown uncommon resilience and returned to p....

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 int....

Contemporary Land-Centric Operational Environment: Need for Dynamism and Adaptability

It was half a decade ago, when the ‘strategic community’ commonly opined that conventional wars were passe, and if and when future wars did occur, they would ‘likely to be ambiguous, uncertain, short, swift, lethal, intense, precise, non-linear....

A New Trajectory for India-Russia Relations

In his column, Arvind Gupta, Director of the Vivekananda International Foundation, focuses on India-Russia relations, noting the strength and resilience of these ties amidst geopolitical turbulence. Focusing on the relationship between India and R....

Eurasia: Reflections on 2023 and Outlook for 2024

Introduction In recent years, the world has experienced significant geopolitical turmoil. While the major powers have been embroiled in serious conflicts, small countries with close ties to these powers have been equally affected. And even these n....

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