Commentaries & Articles
Outlining a Geoeconomic Strategy for India
Since time immemorial, states have used economic tools to practise power politics. Thus, questions arise on the recent discourse of the emergence of a new geoeconomic era in international relations. The rise of China which markedly defines today’s international order is often attributed to its skills as the world’s leading practitioner of geoeconomics. But what is geoeconomics? While multiple definitions exist, at its core geoeconomics simply means the use of economic means to achieve geostrategic objectives.
China is Replacing Ethnic Languages with Mandarin
Wary of efforts by the US and West to bring about the collapse of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), particularly as memories of the disintegration of the erstwhile Soviet Union and collapse of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) still remain sharply etched, Chinese President Xi Jinping has been focussed on strengthening the CCP to ensure it retains its monopoly on power.
Revival of the Iran Nuclear Deal: Options and Possibilities
21st February is an important date in the global calendar this year and specifically for Iran and the West Asian region. On this day, Iran has declared that it will expel United Nations nuclear inspectors unless sanctions imposed on it by the US are lifted1. This may perhaps end whatever slim hope there is of salvaging the Iran nuclear deal.
चीन के खेवनहार और एकाधिकार का खेल
चीन पिछले वर्ष कोविड-19 जैसी वैश्विक महामारी फैलाने की एक प्रमुख वजह माने जाने, भारत के प्रति लगातार आक्रामकता दिखाने और उसके पूर्वी लद्दाख में निरंतर तनाव बनाए रखने के कारण भारतीय जनमानस के लिए एक बड़ी समस्या है। इस नए दशक के प्रारंभ की ये तीन घटनाएं उल्लेखनीय हैं। पहली, चीन के राष्ट्रपति शी जिनपिंग को 370 सदस्यीय कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी ऑफ चाइना (सीसीपी) की 19वीं सेंट्रल कमेटी के 26-29 अक्टूबर 2020 को हुए पांचवें विस्तृत अधिवेशन में ‘मुख्य पथप्रदर्शक और खेवनहार’ की उपमा से नवाजा गया था। इसके पहले ‘महान खेवनहार’ की यह सम्मानजनक उपाधि दी गई थी, जो 1949-1976 के दौरान कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी ऑफ चाइना के च
Can Biden Bring Peace to Afghanistan?
The Joseph Biden administration declared on 23rd January, 2021, within a few days of coming to power that it will reassess the agreement reached by Donald Trump with the Taliban in February 2020. It stated that the US proposed to review whether the militant group was abiding by the terms of the agreement including the provisions pertaining to reduction in the extent of violence and also substantive engagement in dialogue with the Kabul government.
Agreement on Disengagement on LAC: A Short, Positive, Step Forward…
Phased, coordinated and verified manner is the operative part of the agreement on disengagement in Eastern Ladakh, commencing with the North and South Bank of the Pangong Tso. It was also accepted that there are still some outstanding issues with regard to deployment and patrolling at some other points along the LAC…, which, will be the focus of further discussions with the Chinese side.
‘Genocide’ in East Turkestan (Xinjiang) – What Can the World Do?
Introduction In one of its last acts before demitting office, the Trump administration declaredthat China was engaged in perpetrating genocide against the minority Uighurs and other Muslim groups in East Turkestan (Xinjiang). Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s declaration on the final full day of the Trump Presidency to this effect is the most damning criticism yet of Beijing’s crackdown on its Uighur minority.
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Global Developments And Analysis: Weekly Monitor
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China Daily Digest
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Neighbourhood News
December 14, 2020
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International Development
January 22, 2021
VIF News Digest: International Developments (US, Europe and Russia), 1-15 January 2021

I. United States Politics and Society US and Iran ratchet up military activity as concerns increase ahead of Soleimani...

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Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
February 5, 2021
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DEFENCE Meeting between Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister of Nepal Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. Air...

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Myanmar Round Up
February 11, 2021
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During January 2021, concerns were raised regarding a potential military coup, which eventually came true on 01 February...

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West Asia Round Up
February 6, 2021
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Abstract: Last few weeks of President Trump’s Adminstration were quite telling as was his tenure as far as West Asia...

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