Troubled Times Ahead for China and Xi Jinping

China is headed for a difficult period. A variety of factors have converged to make this a potentially volatile period. With barely six months to go for the crucial 20th Party Congress, it will be a period of particularly heightened concern for Chine....

The Presence of Islamic State-Khurasan Province in Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan

नाततायिवधे दोषो हन्तुर्भवति कश्चन । प्रकाशं वाप्रकाशं वा मन्युस्तं मन्युमृच्छति ॥
Language of ‘Dharma’ in a World of ‘Right-Duty’ Discourses

Human rights dry up without a language of human duties, which have consequences for the right protection demands itself. But again, the language of human duties withers without a language of Dharma. This article argues that it is a crisis that the mo....

China: Daily Scan, May 26, 2022

Xi meets heroes, role models from public security system: Xinhuanet
May 25, 2022
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday met representatives of a meeting commending heroes and role models from the public security system. Xi, a....

China: Daily Scan, May 25, 2022

Chinese firm to invest 300 mln USD in Zimbabwe's lithium mine: Xinhuanet
May 24, 2022
China's Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt said Tuesday it will invest around 300 million U.S. dollars to develop the Arcadia hard-rock lithium mine in Zi....

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 24, 2022

China's biodiversity push and its broader ecological ambition: Xinhuanet
May 23, 2022
Sunday marks the International Day for Biological Diversity 2022. As one of the 17 mega biodiversity countries, China has achieved steady progre....

Can there be a Policy Reversal under the New President, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., in the Philippines?

Introduction
In the presidential election held on 9 March, the Filipinos elected a new leader, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Popularly known as “Bongbong”, Marcos Jr. secured more than 56 per cent of the votes, which was more than double the tal....

Turkey's Changing Dynamics with the GCC States

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF analyses "Turkey's Changing Dynamics with the GCC states". The speaker identifies Turkey's strategic interests in the Persian Gulf region and the core areas of conflict; elaborates on the reasons for ....

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