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Climate Change – A Review of 2021 and Outlook for 2022

Introduction This article analyzes some of the key findings of the latest scientific reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world’s leading authority on climate science, as well as those from leading resear....

The Himalayan Conundrum: Nepal and Bhutan in 2021

Nepal The year 2021 can be surmised as a year of political upheavals, economic downfall, and geo-political uncertainties for Nepal. Also, when countries worldwide were engaged in making arrangements to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, Nepal’....

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 D....

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. Delegates from Members and Observer States of the Colombo Security Conc....

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'आम समृद्धि' अगस्त 2021 के बाद से चीन के जनवादी गणराज्य में नया मूलमंत्र बन गया है। यह शब्द लोगों के ....

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....

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....

Pakistan’s National Security Policy 2022-26: Some New Elements but No Shift on India

The Imran Khan government has produced the country’s first ever National Security Policy (NSP) document that outlines Pakistan’s approach to national security and provides guidance to the government departments. A public version of the document h....

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