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कोरियाई उपमहाद्वीप में नए अंत का आरंभ
उत्तर कोरिया में प्योंगचांग शीतकालीन ओलिंपिक खेलों से पहले लगभग साढ़े तीन महीने की उच्चस्तरीय कूटनीति के बाद अमेरिका और उत्तर कोरिया के सर्वोच्च नेताओं के बीच पहली बैठक 12 जून 2018 को सिंगापुर में संपन्न हुई। अंतरराष्ट्रीय समुदाय ने बैठक को ‘ऐतिहासिक’ करार दिया, लेकिन इस बात की पड़ताल होनी चाहिए कि जिस उद्देश्य से बैठक हुई थी, वह उद्देश्य पूरा हुआ या नहीं?
Pakistan Army and Imran Khan: From Macro to Micro Management Post Polls
In surveying the outcome and post-election trends in Pakistan two clichés come to mind, “the more things change the more they remain the same,” and “while states have armies, Pakistan Army has a state”.
Marine Debris Worry Indian and Indonesian Leaders
The ‘Shared Vision of India-Indonesia Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific’1 announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joko Widodo of Indonesia lists several issues for practical cooperation. Broadly, the leaders identified and endorsed six thematic areas including sustainable development of marine resources clearly acknowledging the critical necessity to ensure good health for the oceans and seas.
Two Years of PCA Judgement on South China Sea: An Analytical Perspective
On January 22, 2013 the Philippines had instituted an arbitral proceeding against China in the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) under Annex VII of the United Nations Conventions on the Laws of the Seas (UNCLOS) as case number 2013-19.
The Pakistan Elections 2018
According to the preliminary results announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)at the time of writing, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the largest political party in the country. It has won 115 of the 270 National Assembly (NA) seats on which the elections were held.
No Need to Engage Imran Khan Prematurely
The coverage that the Pakistani elections has received in our media has been out of proportion to our stakes in its outcome. Of course, the election process in a neighbouring country like Pakistan, with which our relations remain most difficult, should not be ignored.
China-ASEAN Negotiations on Code of Conduct for the South China Sea
It has been reported in the media that China and the ten ASEAN countries have agreed on a single draft of a negotiating text for a Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea (SCS). The formal announcement may be made soon. Negotiations on COC will happen in the next few weeks and months.
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July 13, 2018
VIF Fortnightly News Digest: National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism (June 16 – 30, 2018)

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Neighbourhood News
August 13, 2018
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: 13th August, 2018

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