Commentaries & Articles
The Institutionalised Approach to Sustainable Disaster Risk Reduction
Eminent Physicist & Cosmologist Prof. Stephen Hawking said, “there is nothing called heaven, it is a fairy tale for people who are afraid of the dark”. It is antithetical to the heart-rending stampede that was easily avoidable yet took place on December 31st in India’s holiest shrine crushing the dreams of 12 lives and injuring more than a dozen. The consolation belief of “sheer blessing” to have been killed in the most wretched manner the world over in any religious places is equally appalling.
Engage Taiwan in Cyber Security Exercises
Earlier this month the National Security Council of India virtually hosted the first Security Conclave on Developing Regional Cyber Security capabilities on Defensive Operations.
चीनियों को चिंतित कर रहा है, साझा समृद्धि का शी जिनपिंग का नया नारा
'आम समृद्धि' अगस्त 2021 के बाद से चीन के जनवादी गणराज्य में नया मूलमंत्र बन गया है। यह शब्द लोगों के मन में भय और आशंका से लेकर अलग-अलग तरह की भावनाओं को उकसाता है कि सरकार अंततः बढ़ते गिनी गुणांक को संबोधित कर रही है और निजी उद्यमियों पर लगाम लगा रही है, जो बहु-अरबपति बन गए हैं। चीनी राष्ट्रपति शी जिनपिंग, जिन्होंने 17 अगस्त 2021 को दिए अपने एक भाषण में सामान्य समृद्धि का उल्लेख किया था, तब उनके दिमाग में निश्चित रूप से चीन में लगातार बढ़ रही आय असमानताओं, शहरी-ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों में आय की चौड़ी होती खाई और केवल कुछ मुट्ठी भर लोगों के हाथों में भारी धन के पूंजीभूत होने की बात रही होगी। हालांकि
America’s Diplomatic Boycott Policy for Beijing Olympics
No bigger international sport event than the Olympics escaped from the impact of the on-going pandemic when the global event scheduled to be held in Tokyo in 2020 was postponed for a year and finally held in 2021 amid plenty of protocols in place and the lustre was missing to a large extent. Now when Beijing gets ready to host the next Winter Olympics due to start on 4 February till 13th many leading countries have announced to boycott as many of China’s policies have come under flak.
Developments in the US: A Review of 2021 and Emerging Trends Ahead
Amb. Arun K. Singh, Distinguished Fellow at the VIF, recaps and examines the key developments in the United States in 2021 while speculating on the trends to come for the year ahead and the implications of these events for India.
China Central Economic Work Conference Flags the Difficulties Ahead
China’s important annual Central Economic Work Conference was held in Beijing from December 8 – 10, 2021. The conference is an important forum where Chinese leaders map out the country’s economic priorities for the coming year and when analysts can gauge the state of China’s economy.
VIF News Digests
China Daily Digest
January 19, 2022
China: Daily Scan, January 19, 2022

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Neighbourhood News
January 20, 2022
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Afghanistan Kabul Urges Islamic Countries to Recognize Afghan Govt:Tolo News Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund...

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Global Developments And Analysis: Weekly Monitor
January 18, 2022
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Africa Now
January 17, 2022
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Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
January 3, 2022
VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-31 December 2021

DEFENCE Third Annual Defence Dialogue between India and France. New generation ballistic missile successfully test-fired...

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International Development
July 3, 2021
VIF News Digest: International Developments (US, Europe and Russia), 16-30 June 2021

I. UNITED STATES Politics and Society Biden, Putin say progress made in Geneva but gulfs on issues remain, 16 June 2021...

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VIF Cyber Review
January 7, 2022
VIF Cyber Review: December 2021

NATIONAL Government to set up a unified Cyber Security Task Force by March 2022 Considering the growing threat of cyber-...

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Myanmar Round Up
January 15, 2022
Myanmar Round Up - December 2021

The ongoing conflict in the country between the military and opposition forces has resulted in a number of deaths and...

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West Asia Round Up
December 19, 2021
West Asia Round Up - November 2021

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