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Myanmar Round up: December 2019
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s spirited though controversial visit to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), The Hague, to defend her nation, its armed forces and its conduct leading to the Rohingya Crisis, was the predominant event in December. Internal violence was on the rise and saw no relief for civilians repeatedly caught in the cross fire. The Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Myanmar as a precursor to the visit by Xi Jinping, scheduled next month in January 2020.
नागरिकता संशोधन अधिनयम 2019 पर कुछ विचार
जहां तक मुझे समझ आता है, यह कानून उप महाद्वीप के बंटवारे से पैदा हुई अशांति और भ्रम को खत्म करता है।
Ukranian Tragedy - The Bigger Question
This article argues that that the downing of the Ukrainian civil airliner by an Iranian missile on 08 Jan 2020 that took 176 innocent lives is an incident that goes far beyond than ‘just a human error’; a misjudgement etc.It is a fratricide, a word which the dictionary defines as an ‘act of killing one’s own brother, sister or relatives or in a civil war, killing fellow countrymen’.
Libya – the Unfortunate Domain of International Competition: Berlin and Beyond
Soon it will be almost a decade of destruction in Libya which in many ways could be the worst extension of the four decades of Gaddafi’s autocratic rule. On February 17, 2011 ecstatic Libyans had jubilantly marched their revolution for a ‘New Libya”. But did they know that the western and regional powers, that were backing them, had no plan except regime change?
Xi Hajoor ! Old Wine in the ‘New Era’ for Myanmar
Myanmar effectively boarded the BRI when Aung San Suu Kyi attended the First Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing in May 2017. President Xi Jinping even acknowledged Myanmar in the context of the BRI in his speech at the Forum.
Terrorism and Counter Terrorism: Review of Year 2019 and Projections for 2020
The year 2019 had significant developments in global terrorism. The review covers the important activities of terrorism and counter-terrorism (CT) around the globe. There have been ongoing conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Yemen which includes terrorist activities at a large scale. These conflicts have, therefore, been kept out of this review. The 2019 Year review and Projections for 2020 are categorised into two sections: National (A), and International (B), with sub-grouping of the timeline of events quarterly. NATIONAL JANUARY-APRIL
Year Review: Pakistan in 2019
The year 2019 brought optimism as well as trials for Pakistan in equal measure. In 2019, Pakistan under Prime Minister Imran Khan was occupied in confronting numerable challenges at the domestic as well as international levels. At the domestic front, the situation remained grim for Pakistan as the government under Prime Minister Imran Khan struggled to live up to the promises it made during its election campaign.
VIF News Digest
Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
December 12, 2019
VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16 - 30 November, 2019

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International Development
December 5, 2019
VIF News Digest: International Developments (US, UK, Russia and Africa), 18 November- 3 December 2019

THE UNITED STATES White House will not participate in Judiciary Committee hearing: CNN, 2 December 2019 Neither President...

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Neighbourhood News
January 29, 2020
VIF Neighborhood News Digest: January 29, 2020

PAKISTAN PM Khan orders speedy completion of CPEC projects: Dawn January 29, 2020 Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said...

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