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आस्ट्रेलिया-चीन संबंध : कारोबार पर तकरार से भारी गिरावट
चतुष्टय (क्वाड) का वर्तमान विकास एक जबरदस्त सुरक्षा संहिता के रूप में उभरा है और मालाबार के ऩौ सैन्य अभ्यास में आस्ट्रेलिया के शामिल होने से यह भारत और अंतरराष्ट्रीय जगत में मीडिया का ध्यान प्रचुरता में अपनी ओर खींचा है। विश्लेषकों का एक बड़ा समूह इसकी पद्धति को लेकर वही घिसा-पिटा सवाल किया है कि चीन के उद्भव और क्षेत्रीय मामलों में उसकी बढ़ती आग्रहिता को देखते हुए चतुष्टय का आयोजन उपयुक्त है या नहीं।
Myanmar Round Up: November 2020
The month marked a significant breakthrough in thedemocratic transition process of Myanmar. The third general elections were conducted since the initiation of political reforms in 2010. The National League for Democracy (NLD) party led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi registered a decisive victory, winning 396 of the 498 seats in the bicameral parliament (258 seats in the lower house and 138 seats in the upper house), and defeating the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP).
Of Bulls, Boys and Bananas: A Realistic Look at Vaccine Transportation
Now that we have possibly viable candidates for the COVID-19 vaccine, the media frenzy has moved on to another plane – how to store and transport vaccines. Especially the Pfizer vaccine, which needs to be stored at -70°Celsius - colder than winter in Antarctica; and the Moderna candidate, which needs a more moderate -20°Celsius.1
Understanding the Complexities and Paradoxes of the Chinese Dream
The oft-quoted slogan “Chinese dream” by the President Xi Jinping, which was under spotlight when it was introduced, has gained widespread attention and jitters in China and the outside world. Inside China, the Chinese dream is everywhere, on streets, in cinemas, in music and even in schools. The Chinese dream is reminder for the Chinese that there will be rejuvenation of the country to its past glory. Outside China, the dream is a cause of concern - of an impending hegemonic Chinese world order.
Tibetan Buddhism: A Source and Strength of India’s Soft Power Diplomacy
The relations between Tibet, India and China are best illustrated in the words of Claude Arpi, a noted historian and journalist who has written a series of important books on Tibet, India and China, including, The Fate of Tibet: When the Big Insects Eats Small Insects. Arpi writes: “It is interesting to note that in the history of the three nations, Tibet and China always had a relation based on force and power, while Tibet and India had more of a cultural and religious relationship based on shared spiritual values.”
मध्य-पूर्व और अमेरिका के अगले राष्ट्रपति : चिंताएं भरपूर
अमेरिका परंपरागत रूप से मध्य-पूर्व की सुरक्षा का मध्यस्थ रहा है। इस क्षेत्र के प्रति पिछले कुछ दिनों से अमेरिकी रवैया में यकीनन कुछ उदासीनता और और निष्क्रियता के संकेत मिले हैं। इसलिए कि हिंद-प्रशांत महासागर की भू-आर्थिकी और भू-राजनीति ने शक्ति-संतुलन को बदल दिया है। जैसा कि अमेरिका शेल और गैस सहित तेल का सबसे बड़ा उत्पादक देश हो गया है। इसने उसके पहले की रणनीतिक उपभोक्ता की हैसियत को एक प्रतियोगी उत्पादक में बदल दिया है। इस वजह से एशियाई देशों की तेजी से समृद्ध होती अर्थव्यवस्था की बढ़ती मांगों ने उसे एक युद्ध के मैदान में बदल दिया है। सभी मुख्य उत्पादक पाई के लिए प्रतिस्पर्धा करें
West Asia Review - November 2020
Even though sunset on Trump Presidency has begun the Middle East continued to engage his attention. His Secretary of State Pompeo visited the region especially Turkey, UAE, Saudi Arabia , Qatar and Israel to follow through the partially finished and unfinished agendas like normalisation of relations with Israel by more countries in the region
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January 19, 2021
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China Daily Digest
January 20, 2021
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China's FDI inflow up 6.2 pct to record high in 2020: Xinhuanet January 20, 2021 Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the...

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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
December 28, 2020
VIF News Digest: International Developments (US, Europe and Russia), 1-15 December 2020

I. United States Politics and Society U.S. Tightens Visa Rules for Chinese Communist Party Members, 3 December 2020 The...

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January 20, 2021
VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 01-15 January 2021

DEFENCE India and Pakistan exchanged list of Nuclear Installations Exchange of list of prisoners between India and Pakistan...

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Myanmar Round Up
January 14, 2021
Myanmar Round Up : December 2020

The election controversies continued to prevail in December 2020. Over 240 complaints were filed with the Union Election...

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January 15, 2021
West Asia Review: December 2020

Abstract: As the Iranian regime retained the strategic patience avoiding escalation beyond the threshold over the calls...

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