Commentaries & Articles
Russia-Ukraine Crisis and its Impact on Central Asia
Central Asia is Russia’s sphere of Influence, and Moscow is also the security provider in the region. In addition, Central Asian economies are highly dependent on remittances from the Russian Federation. Central Asia has been heavily impacted by the significant drop in the value of the Russian ruble as a result of Western sanctions. Their economies are extremely interlinked with Russia’s that when the ruble falls, their national currencies fall with it, and they are severely affected. Against this background, the Russia-Ukraine Conflict has serious repercussions for Central Asian nations.
Joint Report : Impact of Ukraine War on Various Regions/ International Concerns
The VIF Young Scholars Forum discussed ‘Impact of Ukraine War on Various Regions/ International Concerns’ in their weekly meeting on 08 April 2022. Scholars raised ramifications and responses to the Ukraine War as pertaining to their assigned field of study. The discussion raised many salient points as below: Impact on the Global Supply Chains
The Ukraine Crisis: India’s Approach
India abstained on the last UNGA resolution which suspended Russia from the Human Rights Council. Explaining India’s vote, the Indian ambassador strongly condemned civilian killings in Bucha while reiterating India’s unwavering commitment to Human Rights. India’s abstention should not be construed as supporting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Fresh Challenge from North Korea with ICBM launch
Introduction
On 24 March 2022, North Korea ended a self-imposed moratorium on testing long range missiles and launched a new kind of ICBM for the first time since 2017. The launch was seen as a challenge and to assess South Korea’s President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol about his likely North Korean policy when he takes office in May.
रूस पर पश्चिमी प्रतिबंधों का प्रभाव: अनपेक्षित नतीजे
युद्ध का कोहरा न केवल यूक्रेन युद्ध के सैन्य पहलुओं को प्रभावित कर रहा है बल्कि अंतरराष्ट्रीय प्रणाली जो कि पहले से समस्याग्रस्त है, उसको मूल रूप से बदलने की तरफ अग्रसर हो रहा है। इस संदर्भ में, रूस पर लगाए गए पश्चिमी आर्थिक प्रतिबंध सिर्फ रूस पर ही प्रतिकूल प्रभाव नहीं डाल रहे हैं, बल्कि उनका पूरे विश्व पर खराब असर हो रहा है और हमें इनके नकारात्मक नतीजे बहुत जल्द ही देखने को मिल सकते हैं। कोविड महामारी ने पहले उन रुझानों में तेजी लाई थी जो एक धीमी वैश्विक अर्थव्यवस्था से उठे थे, जब अंतरराष्ट्रीय व्यवस्था अपने मानदंडों की पुन: पुष्टि की मांग कर रहा था, और अमेरिका एवं चीन के बीच एक शक्ति प्रतिय
Global Terrorism Trends in 2021 & Projections for 2022
संधिविग्रहयोस्तुल्यायां वृद्धौ संधिमुपेयात्। [Translation: If there is an equal benefit in peace or war, he (the king) should choose peace.] -Arthashastra 7.2.1
Blasphemy Laws and Female Madrassa of Pakistan
As Pakistan struggles with establishing democracy while parliament has passed no confidence motion against Imran Khan, the extremists are gradually strengthening their grip on Pakistan Society. This time it is a female madrassa which has caught the eyeballs of the international media.
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