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Economic Dimensions of Russia-Ukraine War

Russia-Ukraine war is in its fourth month. There are no signs of the conflict coming to an end soon. While the political and military dimensions of the war have drawn a lot of attention, the social and economic implications of the conflict are extre....

Swami Vivekananda: A Short Life Sketch

“The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.”             &nb....

After Djibouti and (suspected) Military Base in Solomon Islands, China now Eyes Ream Naval Base in Cambodia

China’s relentless drives towards power projection endeavours and to expand its strategic and maritime imprints look unstoppable. In South Asia, the much talked about String of Pearls by building ports in Gwadar in Pakistan, Chittagong in Banglades....

नव-सेना में बदलाव को सुधारना

सेना में सुधार का मतलब है उसकी प्रकृति और रूप में स्पष्ट बदलाव लाना-जो अमूमन उसकी बेहतरी के लिए ....

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 w....

United States of Africa: Ultimate Dream of a Pan-Africanist

Every year on May 25, the world celebrates Africa Day. It was on May 25, 1963, that the first organisational body of Africa, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), was established in Ethiopia. [1] The....

Initial Analysis of Leaked Video of Chinese War Preparedness Exercise in Guangdong

The timing of the 'leak' of the video of a ‘War Preparedness Mobilisation Exercise’ convened by the Guangdong Province Communist Party Committee on May 14, 2022 is interesting. It is yet unclear whether the video was deliberately ‘leaked’ by ....

Diplomatic Engagements by Stakeholders in the Indo-Pacific Region

In past three months or so there has been a flurry of diplomatic activities in the Indo-Pacific region with top leaders visiting countries with a view to deepen the strategic relations and promote understanding on a host of bilateral and regional iss....

The Changing International Order and BRICS Relevance

(This is an updated version of presentation made during a virtual BRICS Seminar held at Beijing on 07 June 2022, organised by Institute of Latin American Studies; China Academy of Social Sciences) The two events in the recent times that ha....

West Asian states' reactions to recent events in India

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF assesses, "West Asian states' reactions to recent events in India". The speaker identifies the impact areas in India-West Asia engagement and evaluates the response of the Indian government. ....

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