Local Perception of China's Growing Role in Central Asia

China's relation with its Central Asian neighbours has been complicated. Even though Beijing maintains good relations with most Central Asian governments, rising anti-Chinese sentiments among the local populace have proved ch....

China's Debt Trap in Central Asia

Chinese interest in Central Asia is multifold. Firstly to secure its northwestern region of Xinjiang, which shares a direct border with three Central Asian countries; Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. Xinjiang is home to....

Lebanon Protests amidst Covid-19 Crisis

Political Blocs in Lebanon
March 8 Alliance:
Demonetization: Restoring Probity in public Life

The dramatic announcement by the Prime Minister on the 08-11-2016 regarding De-monetising Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes from the midnight of the same day has electrified the national mood and has altered the paradigm of public life. All black money is ....

Standing Up for Nationhood: Winston wouldn’t have His Last Laugh

“What perturbs me greatly is the fact that not only India has once before lost her independence, but she lost it by the infidelity and treachery of some of her own people” - Constituent Assembly speech, November 1949. The World’s l....

Transparency and Accountability in Governance - International experience in the Indian context

A two day seminar on “Transparency and Accountability in Governance - International experience in the Indian context” was organised by VIF in association with well known civil society leaders and opinion makers like Dr. Subrahmanian Swamy, K N Go....

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