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China: Daily Scan, June 30, 2022

Chinese video gaming billionaire plans relocation with family abroad after draconian Shanghai lockdown: South China Morning Post
June 28, 2022
Huang Yimeng, the billionaire co-founder of one of China’s largest video gaming com....

China: Daily Scan, June 23, 2022

China's top political advisor calls for fostering green, low carbon development: Xinhuanet
June 22, 2022
China's top political advisor Wang Yang has called for efforts to foster high-quality growth that embodies green and low-ca....

The Spectre of Afghanistan: Security in Central Asia by Kirill Nourzhanov and Amin Saikal; London, I.B.TAURIS Bloomsbury Publishing Plc., 2021, pp. 249.

Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are three Central Asian countries that share geographical boundaries and cross-border ethnic linkages with Afghanistan. As a result, the developments in Afghanistan have directly impacted these countries. Alth....

Is Biden Serious about Defending Taiwan from the Chinese Threat?

Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine has dramatically altered the geopolitics of the world. When Russia’s Foreign Minister warned of the possibility of a nuclear war and Russian President Vladimir Putin placed his nuclear forces at an e....

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: April 2022

In the month of April 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized six expert group interactions with most of them being hybrid. All the interactions covered the relevant and engaging topics in the world and the region i.e. Sri Lanka, Uk....

Should India Worry about Russia-China partnership post-Ukraine Crisis?

Russia and China have developed a strong understanding after Russia launched its special military operation on 24 February 2022 in Ukraine. This single Russian military action has injected a huge dramatic turnaround in the diplomatic initiatives and ....

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....

China: Daily Scan, May 06, 2022

China will surely win anti-COVID war in Shanghai, with time-tested epidemic control policy, says top leadership: Xinhuanet
May 5, 2022
China will surely win the war against COVID-19 with its scientific and effective epidemic c....

Explained: Why India’s Stance on Russia-Ukraine Crisis is Nuanced?

Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine evoked almost immediately world-wide condemnation. Russia’s actions were condemned at the UN Security Council and General Assembly. In view of India’s special ties with Russia, India abstained from....

Strategic Discussion | Review of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

The VIF organized a Strategic Discussion on the Review of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict on 25 March 2022 via hybrid-mode, with some participants joining in via web conferencing while the others attended the discussion physically at the VIF. The discuss....

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