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India-ASEAN Relations: Growing Convergence

The momentous convergence of strategic interests in India-ASEAN relations over the years has enormously propelled robust cooperation between the two sides on multidimensional issues of mutual interests. The implications of consolidation of India-...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - October 31, 2022

Afghanistan 15 Months After Takeover, Islamic Emirate Not Recognized by World: Tolo News Since the Islamic Emirate come to power in Afghanistan, nearly fifteen months ago, no country has recognized its government. However, the Islamic Emirate's...

China: Daily Scan, October 10, 2022

China’s internet watchdog vows another crackdown against Covid-19 rumours amid anger over pandemic policies: South China Morning Post October 6, 2022 China’s top internet regulator has pledged to keep cracking down on misinformation and rumours...

Second India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue: Major Take Away

India and Japan held the second 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial meeting in Tokyo on 8 September 2022. The meeting took place more than five months after Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited India for the annual India-Japan summit. This...

China: Daily Scan, September 19, 2022

Maintaining CPC's position as leadership core in developing socialism with Chinese characteristics: Xinhuanet September 16, 2022 When the Communist Party of China (CPC) reviewed the historic achievements and shifts accomplished in the past decade,...

Myanmar Round-Up: August 2022

In a dismal turn of events, Myanmar’s military chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing extended the state of emergency by another six months. The violence and conflicts continue in the country, especially in the central and western regions. The month...

Myanmar Round-Up: July 2022

On 25 July, the military carried out executions of four political prisoners, making it the country’s first use of capital punishment in decades. This led to widespread condemnation both domestically and internationally. The fighting continues within...

China: Daily Scan, August 05, 2022

China's non-CPC political parties make joint statement on Pelosi visit: Xinhuanet August 4, 2022 China's eight non-Communist Party of China (CPC) political parties on Thursday released a joint statement expressing their strong opposition to,...

Executions in Myanmar Disturbing News for the Region and the World

The execution of four democracy activists on 25 July 2022 by Myanmar’s military junta accused of helping to carry out “terrorist acts” sparked widespread condemnation and outrage. The four were sentenced to death in closed-door trials in January and...

What Lies Ahead of the Military Executions in Myanmar?

On 25 July 2022, the Myanmar military executed four prisoners (an NLD member and three other anti-regime protestors)[1]. Even though many of the anti-regime protesters and individuals of ethnic armed groups in their fight against the military have...

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