West Asia Round up- June 2020

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The mutually decimating spat among the Gulf nations, Qatar Vs Quartet (comprising of Saudi Arabia, UAE , Bahrain + Egypt) celebrated its 3rd anniversary in dismay as no signs of thaw are seen despite US efforts even though....

Socio-Economic Implications in Myanmar during COVID-19 Pandemic

Initially in March 2020, Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi stated that the country stands out as a global exception with zero cases of COVID-19. The government Spokesperson- Zaw Htay said that the lifestyle and diet of Myanmar citizens are benefici....

Questioning India's Robust Response to the Chinese Threat is Anti National

The current Sino Indian faceoff is the most serious since the 1962 conflict. Strung across hundreds of kilometres and encompassing many contentious areas it has been marked by scuffles between the two sides resulting in scores of casualties and heavy....

प्रधानमंत्री मोदी का लेह दौरा: आगे क्या?

प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी का 3 जुलाई को भारत-चीन सीमा के निकट लेह के करीब एक सैन्य ठिकाने का औचक ....

Economy in stress- Covid-19 and Pakistan

A strange paranoia has gripped the world. As Covid-19 accelerates there seems to be uncertainty, chaos and anxiety about the future world order. The world is also grappling with the devastating impact of Covid-19 on the economy, as it is not just a ....

Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Leh: What Next?

Prime Minister Modi’s surprise visit to a military base near Leh close to the India-China border on 3rd July was a turning point in the nine weeks old Indian military India China military face of which remains unresolved despite several rounds of m....

PAEAN TO COLONEL BABU AND HIS MEN | A POEM

At those heights where the earth touches the sky The wind blows like a flurry of sharp spears That pierce the flesh without drawing blood When breathing becomes an ordeal And each step an act of determination to feel alive Our soldiers....

Two Expansions: Which G7 should India Choose?

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union in June 2016 and Donald Trump becoming the President of the United States of America a few months later with the slogan “America First” has led to the offspring’s of globalisation, the....

Netanyahu’s Annexation Plan

Prime Minister Netanyahu tried to move heaven and earth, including Washington, to get the approval of the Knesset for annexing a part of the West Bank—details are yet to be revealed—by 1st July. He has failed. He could not get his Cabinet to agre....

Interaction with Ambassador of Japan to India, H.E. Mr. Satoshi Suzuki

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted an online interaction with the Ambassador of Japan to India, H.E. Mr. Satoshi Suzuki on 29 June 2020. The one-and-a-half-hour interaction saw participation by many stalwarts from New Delhi’s str....

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