Commentaries & Articles
Pakistan: Bhutto Legacy
Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in his outburst against India at the UN Security Council mentioned that Osama Bin Laden is dead. He forgot to mention that Osama died after enjoying a safe haven in Pakistan for a decade. Earlier, the Al Qaeda leader was hosted in Afghanistan by the Taliban, who were a creation of the Benazir Bhutto government. Their mentor was Lt. General Nasrullah Khan, Interior Minister in her government; the cadres were provided by Madrassas run by Jamaite Ulema -e-Islam i.e. JUI (F) leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman. JUI was an alliance partner of the PPP.
US-China Tech Rivalry: Pentagon Report on China’s Emerging Technology Strategy
On 29 November 2022, the US Department of Defence released the 2022 annual report on “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China” in which “China’s drive to dominate emerging technologies” figure prominently. Though previous Pentagon reports mentioned about the growing challenge posed by China and Beijing’s race to develop cutting-edge technologies. The 2022 report underscores China’s determined pursuit of ‘superiority’ and ‘drive to dominate’ in the emerging technologies.
Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022
In this VIF Podcast, Dr Gulshan Rai, Distinguished Fellow, VIF and Anurag Sharma, Senior Research Associate at the VIF discuss the various features of the Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill, including the categorisation of personal data and rules of its use and storage as per the Indian framework for data privacy and protection.
A Possibility of Fractured Democracy in Myanmar - 2023
The Myanmar military has started its preparations for conducting the next general election in 2023. A pertinent question for the current political crisis is what will be the future of Myanmar’s political system in 2023 and thereafter? Since the military takeover, the opposition forces under the National United Government (NUG) view themselves as an alternative to military rule. Even the EAOs have felt alienated from the political process and have stepped up their efforts at expanding administrative and judicial control.
The world according to Washington
US’ drive for a global order in economy and trade comes up against China’s economic interlinkages with the West. At his recent meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Bali, US President Joe Biden told him that the United States will compete vigorously with China, but will also cooperate on major transnational challenges like climate change, health security and food security.
The significance of the First Meeting of India-Central Asia NSAs
Introduction
On December 6, 2022, the National Security Advisors/Secretaries (NSAs) of India and Central Asian countries met for the first time in Delhi. The meeting was hosted by India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and attended by his counterparts from five Central Asian countries
विश्व समुदाय का चीन पर बढ़ता संदेह
रक्षा मंत्री राजनाथ सिंह ने मंगलवार को संसद में एक बयान दिया, जिसमें उन्होंने तवांग (अरुणाचल प्रदेश) के यांग्त्से क्षेत्र में चीन के सैनिकों द्वारा वास्तविक नियंत्रण रेखा (एलएसी ) के अतिक्रमण करने की एक विफल कोशिश की जानकारी दी । उन्होंने यह भी बताया कि चीनी पक्ष को इस तरह की हरकतों से बाज आने और सीमा पर शांति बनाए रखने को कहा गया है । उन्होंने देश को आश्वस्त किया कि भारतीय सेनाएं इस तरह के किसी भी प्रयास को ‘विफल करती रहेंगी ’
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