Commentaries & Articles
Assessment: Outcome of Vietnam’s 13th National Party Congress
Vietnam’s 13th National Party Congress concluded on 31 January two days earlier than planned for with a change in the leadership matrix and after approving the developmental plans. Vietnam’s political guidance and governance is based on a quartet of leaders i.e. the General Secretary of Vietnam’s Communist Party, President, Prime Minister and the Chairman of the National Assembly. These appointments are elected during the NPC meeting. Mr.
Biden’s Foreign Policy Priorities: Implications for India
President Biden’s 4th February speech1 at the State Department was designed to reassure Americans and signal to the world that “America is back” to resume the global leadership. Biden has emphasised re-engagement with the world with a strong emphasis on diplomacy. His attitude is just the opposite of Trump's “America First” approach which undermined America’s traditional alliances and put the US on a confrontationist course with its allies. Repairing the damaged alliances will be his top priority.
श्रीलंका: भारत और जापान के साथ समझौते के निरस्तीकरण के बाद क्या?
1 फरवरी को श्रीलंका की सरकार ने भारत और जापान के सहयोग से प्रस्तावित कोलंबो बंदरगाह के पूर्वी कंटेनर टर्मिनल का विकास करने के उद्देश्य से मई, 2019 में किए गए समझौते को रद्द करने की घोषणा कर दी। इस करार को रद्द करने की मांग विगत जुलाई से श्रीलंका के 23 ट्रेड यूनियन कर रहे थे और इसका समर्थन विपक्षी वामपंथी पार्टी जनता विमुक्ति पेरामुना (जेवीपी) समेत कई बौद्ध भिक्षु तथा उग्र राष्ट्रवादी समूह कर रहे थे। उनकी मांग थी कि इस टर्मिनल के विकास के लिए किसी विदेशी शक्ति को काम देना सत्तारूढ़ पार्टी के चुनावी घोषणापत्र के विपरीत था। हालांकि बताया जाता है कि उन्हें सरकार ने यह समझाने की बहुत कोशिश की
Employment of Hybrid Warfare in Recent Agitations
In the 21st century, waging conventional wars has become passé. New variations like Low Intensity wars, Information Wars and Hybrid War, have emerged.
किस तरह सुगा जापान की नीतियों को रूस की तरफ मोड़ रहे हैं ?
शिंजो अबे के प्रधानमंत्री पद से सहसा इस्तीफा देने के बाद योशिहिदे सुगा जापान के प्रधानमंत्री बनाए गए हैं, लेकिन उन्हें विदेशी राजनय के बारे में बहुत कम अनुभव है। इसलिए ये सवाल पूछे जा रहे हैं कि क्या वे जापान के अंतरराष्ट्रीय संबंधों को निभा ले जा सकने में पूरी तरह सक्षम हैं?
Myanmar Political Crises
Since the initiation of the election process in 2020, Myanmar has been surrounded with election-related controversies. Aung San Suu Kyi led National Democratic League (NLD) landslide victory was celebrated and recognised in the country and the world. Though the Myanmar military initially accepted the result but soon started supporting the USDP led claims of foul play in the elections. Both the military and the USDP- military-backed party alleged that there had been “irregularities” in the voting process.
From Mask to Vaccine Diplomacy: A Critical Year Ahead for China
The year 2020 will go down in the history of China as an “extraordinary year”. The passing year started with the onslaught of coronavirus throughout China and eventually it spread to the world. (The virus had started spreading since November 2019.)
VIF News Digests
Global Developments And Analysis: Weekly Monitor
March 2, 2021
Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 23 February - 28 February 2021

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China Daily Digest
March 3, 2021
China: Daily Scan, March 03, 2021

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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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