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The CSTO and Collective Security in Eurasia

Background
The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a Russia-led Eurasian security bloc, has acquired considerable traction in recent years due to the rapidly changing regional security situation in the Eurasian region. The annua

Can there be a Policy Reversal under the New President, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., in the Philippines?

Introduction
In the presidential election held on 9 March, the Filipinos elected a new leader, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Popularly known as “Bongbong”, Marcos Jr. secured more than 56 per cent of the votes, which was more than double the tal

Turkey's Changing Dynamics with the GCC States

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF analyses "Turkey's Changing Dynamics with the GCC states". The speaker identifies Turkey's strategic interests in the Persian Gulf region and the core areas of conflict; elaborates on the reasons for

Russia-China: The Unequal Relationship and its Implications

A brief background of world events will help set the context for assessing this relationship. Without delving into why Russia did what it did in Ukraine, over the past few years we have witnessed major powers attempting to consolidate or expand their

Challenges that Confront South Korean President Yoon Suk-Yeol

Yoon Suk-yeol assumed the office of South Korea’s new President on 10 May and had barely settled into his new role when he found himself at the centre of an ongoing tug of war between the US and China. In a smart move, China sent Vice-President Wan

China is Edging over the US: Upcoming Ramifications

The US politically turning against China has been a defining interruption in China’s great power rise. It has led to a concerted effort to challenge China for its every misdemeanor, by leveraging on group dynamics. The friendly international ambian

Impact of Russia-Ukraine Conflict on Food Security in Egypt

On 24 February 2022, Russia launched military campaign against Ukraine after months of posturing, military build-ups and breakdown of the Minsk agreement that failed to resolve the conflict between the Ukrainian government and Russian-backed separati

Naval Aspects of the Russo – Ukraine Conflict

Join Vice Admiral Satish Soni (Retd), PVSM, AVSM, NM, ADC and Shashank Sharma for a discussion on the naval action and maritime activities in the Black Sea as part of the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia, the Russian naval strategic drive

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