West Asia: Review of 2021 and Preview of 2022

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF briefs about the upcoming trends in West Asia in 2022; discusses the reasons for reconciliatory atmosphere; identifies the conflict faultlines, and talks about the possible areas of cooperation for In....

‘Gītā for the Millennia’ by Swami Mitrananda

On 6th January 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted ‘Gītā for the Millennia’; an online talk series based on Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā by Swami Mitrananda, Chinmaya Mission. In his introductory remarks during the event, Dr. Ar....

Views of Chinese Experts on Sino-US Relations

As China’s economic situation becomes more difficult and its aggressive policies increase tensions in its neighbourhood, the Chinese leadership is concerned at the turn that its relations with the US are taking. This has generated renewed discuss....

China: Daily Scan, January 12, 2022

Xi stresses better understanding, use of CPC's centenary historical experience: Xinhuanet
January 11, 2022
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Tuesday called for efforts to ....

2021 Crystallised the Indo-Pacific Security Landscape

2021 was an eventful year in the Indo-Pacific region. Several developments have taken place, which are significant in their own right, but are rather indicative of what lies ahead in this region. This article examines the implications of the key secu....

China: Daily Scan, January 11, 2022

Former senior provincial legislator expelled from CPC: Xinhuanet
January 10, 2022
Song Taiping, a former senior legislator in north China's Hebei Province, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) for grave viol....

China Raises its strategic profile in Horn of Africa and IOR

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi kept up the tradition of Chinese leaders visiting Africa at the beginning of the year. For 32 years, this tradition has been in vogue and the Chinese FM, between 4 and 7 January, visited Eritrea, Kenya and Comoros in ....

Year End Review: India Took a Big Leap in Addressing the Threat of Climate Change in 2021

Introduction
Climate change, for India, is a subject of huge concern as the country of 1.38 billion falls under the category of one of the most vulnerable nations to experience the worsening impacts of a changing climate. It is for this s....

China: Daily Scan, January 10, 2022

Chairman of Tibet regional government elected: Xinhuanet
January 8, 2022
Yan Jinhai was elected chairman of the people's government of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region at a session of the regional legislature on Friday. <....

Japan and Australia ink Defence Pact with Eye on China

Though the QUAD and AUKUS had received wide media attention in India, with each analysis applauding the merit of these initiatives, another significant development that took place in the past week has somewhat received less attention. The import of t....

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