Africa
The Ukraine Crisis Impacts Africa too

The Russian ‘special military operations’ in Ukraine, starting 24 February,with the intention of making Ukraine amenable to Russian rather than NATO overtures, has created a crisis in Europe. Besides the March 09, 2022 International Relations and Diplomacy , Africa , Police - Law and Order , Commentary , Russia , Africa , Ukraine , UNGA , Agricultural commodities

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 15-28 February 2022

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China Daily Digest February 23, 2022

China outlines tasks to advance rural vitalization in 2022: Xinhuanet
February 23, 2022
China unveiled its "No. 1 central document" for 2022 on Tuesday, outlining key tasks to comprehensively push forward rural vitalization this....

Book Discussion on "Harnessing the Trade Winds: The Story of the Centuries‐Old Indian Trade with East Africa, using the Monsoon Winds" a book authored by Blanche Rocha D'souza

The Vivekananda International Foundation organised a Virtual Book discussion on "Harnessing the Trade Winds: The Story of the Centuries‐Old Indian Trade with East Africa, using the Monsoon Winds" authored by Blanche Rocha D’souza on the 08th of N....

China: Daily Scan, November 26, 2021

Political, legal workers urged to follow guiding principles of key CPC plenum: Xinhuanet
November 26, 2021
A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Thursday urged political and legal workers nationwide to study....

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-31 August 2021

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Taliban Triumph in Afghanistan and India’s Counter-Terrorism Policy against Islamist Extremism in Africa

On 15th August, 2021, in a dramatic turn of events, Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan, was taken over by the Taliban insurgent groups. While the collapse of Afghanistan government and its national army was somewhat predictable once the US announ....

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 23 August - 29 August 2021

Economic
US regulators target oil and gas mergers as fuel prices surge
The Federal Trade Commission is examining ways to crack down on mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas industry and investigate whether gas station franch....

A Woman President Emerges in Africa

The emergence of Samia Sulu Hassan as the President of Tanzania has gone quietly unnoticed.1 She was the incumbent Vice President, who has succeeded to the presidency, following the demise of President Magfuli,2 who had won an e....

Chinese involvement in IUU Fishing

Within the strategic community a less-spoken issue when it comes to China is its role in global fishing. Threat from China is often discussed in terms of its territorial aggression, military, its state-owned enterprises, its technology, hybrid warfar....

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