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Japan-Australia Sign “landmark” Security Pact
Introduction
Amid plummeting popularity at home after deciding to host the controversial state funeral for the slain former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo fully with tax payer’s money,Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida decided to stem this slide by his foreign policy activism.
First Russia-Central Asia Summit: A Reflection of Deep Connect between the Two Regions
Background
During the ongoing Ukrainian crisis, Russia’s relations with its near abroad, namely the Central Asian region, have been put to test. Central Asian Republics (CARs) have maintained a middle-ground approach, neither opposing nor supporting Russia’s actions in Ukraine.
India and the Changing World Order
On 19 October, during an in-house interaction, VIF Chairman, S Gurumurthy spoke at length on ‘India and the Changing World Order’. Currently serving as Central Board Director at Reserve Bank of India and editor of the Tamil political weekly, Thuglak, Mr. Swaminathan Gurumurthy, has been a powerful opinion maker in India on issues of national importance, particularly in the field of economics. In this talk, Mr. Gurumurthy Lays out the assumptions that formed the making of the post-Cold war world order, unsustainability of a heavily financialized global economy, etc.
The Changing Nature of ‘Collective Leadership’ in Xi’s China Part II
Return to Mao-era Politics: Death of Collective Leadership under Xi?
Loyalty, personal connections and familial ties (guanxi, 关系) are perhaps the defining element of Chinese elite politics. Some analysts[1] attribute the rise of Xi Jinping himself, from the county Party Chief in Hebei to the Vice-President of PRC and Vice-Chairman of CMC
Stopping the Third World War
The noted scientist Albert Einstein was quite puzzled when he was asked about the horrifying and dreadful impact of the World War 3 (WW3).
Iran Protest and it's domestic and regional implications
Amb. Anil Trugunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF dissects the core issues in recent protest in Iran and evaluates it's domestic and regional implications.
The Changing Nature of ‘Collective Leadership’ in Xi’s China
Right before the third plenum of the fifth National People’s Congress in 1980, Deng Xiaoping, former Chinese leader-in-charge made a speech ‘On the Reform of the System of Party and State Leadership’.[1] The perspective he presented therein on the institutionalization of norms and regulations regarding the functioning of the Communist Party of China (CPC) proved to be fundamental in guiding the Party under subsequent leaders.
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