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शिंजो अबे का “वृहत्तर एशिया” और भारत जापान संबंध
जापान के उत्तर-युद्ध काल के राजनीतिक इतिहास में, उसका कोई प्रधानमंत्री वैश्विक मीडिया, राजनीतिक, राजनयिक और आम जनता के आकर्षण का इतना केंद्र नहीं रहा है, जितना कि शिंजो अबे अपने कार्यकाल और विशेष रूप से अपना पद अकस्मात छोड़ने के बाद भी सभी के आकर्षण का केंद्र बने हुए हैं। और यह उस महान पुरुष के प्रति सभी का बिल्कुल स्नेह-आदर का भाव है, जिसने न केवल जापान की बीमार अर्थव्यवस्था को अच्छी तरह चंगा कर बेहतरी की तरफ अग्रसर कर दिया बल्कि जापान को एक ऐसे प्रक्षेपण पथ पर ला खड़ा किया जिसने जापान को अन्य राष्ट्र-बिरादरी के बीच पुनर्प्रतिष्ठित किया; बल्कि विकासशील बहु-ध्रुवीय अंतरराष्ट्रीय की संरचना
Fifth Generation (5G) Cellular Communication: Technology and Geopolitics
What Makes 5G Wireless Communication So Different? The steady growth from first to fourth generation mobile communication was smooth, rapid and vastly beneficial to the Information, and Communication Technology (ICT) related industries. This dramatic technological growth was devoid of any major political debate or trade wars. The5G wireless communication has triggered multifaceted conflicts within and among nations not experienced earlier. Why is this so?
Nepal: Year 2020 in Retrospect-Nepal Communist Party Causes a Political Storm
The intra-party feud within the ruling Nepal Communist Party has brought about a political crisis in the country. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli dissolved the Parliament, declared the dates for next elections, and those opposing the dissolution have approached the Supreme Court questioning the constitutional validity of the move.
West Asia – 2020 in Retrospect
Year 2020 will go down in the history not only for the adverse impact of Covid-19 on global and regional economies, lower oil prices, budget deficits, health hazards but when the West Asia region nearly came to a catastrophic war between Iran and USA apart from the intensification of other conflicts and hotspots.
Afghanistan: What Lies Ahead in 2021?
After a violence-ridden 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Afghanistan is looking ahead at a more turbulent new year as the United States plans for a full troop withdrawal from the country by May 2021. The intra-Afghan dialogue that began in Doha in September 2020 opened a narrow window of opportunity to achieve sustainable peace. However, after four months of negotiations, the Afghan government's negotiating team and the Taliban have only worked out the disagreements on the talks' procedural rules.
EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment
The EU and China announced a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment on 30th December. The announcement comes less than a month before the inauguration of the Biden Presidency. The development shows a rift opening up between EU and US positions even before the contours of the new Administration’s China policy have become clear. The agreement negotiated by the European Commission will have to be approved by the European Parliament and the EU Council. This process will take some time.
A Review of Atmanirbharta Policies
The year 2020 can be described as an extraordinary year. COVID-19 wreaked havoc in all policy arenas, severely affecting public, economic, international relations. The Government of India meanwhile, has taken significant steps to promote the ‘Atmanirbharta’ initiative. As the ‘Unlock’ procedures have come into effect after the unprecedented national lockdown, the Centre came up with policies which will bolster India’s standing in ‘Ease of doing Business’, attract foreign investments and emerge as a viable alternative to become a manufacturing hub.
VIF News Digests
Global Developments And Analysis: Weekly Monitor
February 23, 2021
Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 15 February - 22 February 2021

Economic Facebook blocks Australian news sites Social media giant Facebook on Feb 17 blocked news content sharing in...

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China Daily Digest
March 1, 2021
China: Daily Scan, March 01, 2021

Special study unveils what China has to share on fighting poverty: Xinhuanet March 1, 2021 China's history-making success in...

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Neighbourhood News
December 14, 2020
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: December 14, 2020

PAKISTAN PM blames PDM for endangering lives as PTI exults at ‘flop show’: DAWN Soon after the Pakistan Democratic Movement...

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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 27, 2021
VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 01-15 February 2021

DEFENCE Defence budget allocation 2021-2022. BEL to showcase about 30 products/systems developed as part of ‘Aatmanirbhar...

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Myanmar Round Up
February 11, 2021
Myanmar Round Up : January 2021

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
West Asia Review: January 2021

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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