Commentaries & Articles
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.
एकाग्रता : स्वामी विवेकानंद के शिक्षा के विचार में एक महत्त्वपूर्ण घटक
टोम्स ने स्वामी विवेकानंद की शिक्षा की अवधारणा के बारे में लिखा है। शिक्षा के बारे में उनकी उक्तियों से टोम्स ने अपनी किताब के पन्ने के पन्ने भर दिये हैं। लेकिन क्या उनमें से किसी भी उक्ति को व्यावहारिक रूप दिया गया है?
Vietnam’s 13th National Party Congress Concludes with a Positive Outlook for the Future
The 13th National Party Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) chaired by the National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Ngan wrapped up in Hanoi two days ahead of schedule after eight working days amid sudden surge in the coronavirus since the outbreak of the pandemic. In a quick measure, Vietnam approved its first Covid-19 vaccine to bring the virus threat under control.
Narrative of an Aggressive Russia Needs to be Countered
In the midst of shifting global strategic equations, the Biden administration would do well to have a fresh look and properly prioritize the present and future challenges to US interests, power and influence. In the emerging order, a candid dialogue between While House and Kremlin is required and would be of far reaching global strategic consequences.
भारत को किस नजरिए से देखता है चीन एक आधिकारिक चीनी आकलन
भारत और चीन के बीच सैन्य गतिरोध खत्म होने और तनाव दूर होने के कोई संकेत नहीं हैं, बल्कि भारत के प्रति चीन का रुख-रवैया सख्त ही दिखता है। संकेत है कि चीन मौजूदा टकराव को भारत के ऊपर सतत, संरक्षित दबाव की अवधि की एक शुरुआत के रूप में देखता है। हिमालय की श्रृंखलाओं में सैन्य टकराव के इस साल के बसंत से समय-समय पर और बढ़ने-विस्तृत होने की संभावना है। यह टकराव तीखा और तीव्र सैन्य प्रतिक्रिया के रूप में हो सकता है।
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Global Developments And Analysis: Weekly Monitor
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Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 05 April - 11 April 2021

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China Daily Digest
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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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