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China: Daily Scan, July 05, 2022

Climate change: melting Tibetan glaciers could unleash potentially dangerous bacteria, scientists say: South China Morning Post July 3, 2022 Scientists have found nearly 1,000 species of bacteria – many of them new – in glacier samples taken from...

Nepal Army and SPP – Multiple Nuances

Nepal Army has emerged as a capable provider for UN Peace Keeping missions. The country’s Peacekeeping contingents as well as leaders have demonstrated professional competence standing tall amongst contemporaries from other nations in multinational...

Third C+C5 Meeting: Reinforcing Chinese Influence in Central Asia

Background The third meeting of the Foreign Ministers (FMs) of China and five Central Asian countries within the framework of China+ C5 took place in Nur Sultan on June 8, 2022. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi along with Kazakh...

Interaction with H.E. Mr. Denis Evgenyevich Alipov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to India

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted an Interaction with H.E. Mr. Denis Evgenyevich Alipov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to India on June 9, 2022 following a hybrid format. The participants who were physically present for the...

China: Daily Scan, June 01, 2022

China's Tianjin appoints acting mayor: Xinhuanet May 31, 2022 Zhang Gong was appointed deputy mayor and acting mayor of north China's Tianjin Municipality on Tuesday. The appointment was made at the 34th session of the Standing Committee of the 17th...

Quad Summit in Tokyo & India-US relations

The Quad summit in the month of May was held in the background of the ongoing war in the Ukraine. The Quad launched important new initiatives. In this episode, Prof C. Raja Mohan, Senior fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute discusses the recent...

China is Edging over the US: Upcoming Ramifications

The US politically turning against China has been a defining interruption in China’s great power rise. It has led to a concerted effort to challenge China for its every misdemeanor, by leveraging on group dynamics. The friendly international...

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...

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...

Impact of Western Sanctions on Russia: Unintended Ramifications

The fog of war isn’t just affecting the military aspects of the Ukraine war but going beyond to fundamentally alter an international system that was already turbulent. In this context, the gamut of western economic sanctions on Russia are going...

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