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Russia-China: The Unequal Relationship and its Implications

A brief background of world events will help set the context for assessing this relationship. Without delving into why Russia did what it did in Ukraine, over the past few years we have witnessed major powers attempting to consolidate or expand their....

Learning to Win Wars, Not Just Battles!

The Russo-Ukraine War 2022 has clearly indicated that warfare is changing at dramatic rate and scope and historical similarities might not provide any guidance to the future ones. Our experience of past wars would be divorced from realities of 21st C....

China: Daily Scan, April 20, 2022

Xi stresses enhancing digital gov't construction, advancing fiscal reforms: Xinhuanet
April 20, 2022
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday stressed efforts to enhance the building of a digital government and advance fiscal sys....

Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Implications for Central Asia

Background
Central Asia is geo-strategically significant for the Kremlin as the region border Afghanistan and Iran to the South, China to the East, and the Caspian Sea to the West. The Central Asian region is considered Russia’s sphere o....

Russia-Ukraine Crisis and its Impact on Central Asia

Central Asia is Russia’s sphere of Influence, and Moscow is also the security provider in the region. In addition, Central Asian economies are highly dependent on remittances from the Russian Federation. Central Asia has been heavily impacted by th....

China: Daily Scan, April 12, 2022

Chinese premier calls for stabilization of employment, prices to shore up economy: Xinhuanet
April 11, 2022
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday called for the stabilization of employment and price levels to keep the country's e....

VIF Cyber Review: March 2022

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National Policy on Electronics 2019: India as a global hub for Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM)
On 30 March 2022, the National Policy on Electronics (NPE) 2019 was notified by the Ministry of Electroni....

Strategic Discussion | Reviewing the Ukraine Crisis

Well over fifteen days into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the VIF strategic discussions group convened on 15 March 2022 to review the ongoing developments and to deliberate on the future trajectories of the evolving geopolitical situation. The dis....

Ukraine Crisis: Towards a New World Order

The international order that existed after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War heralded the emergence of a unipolar world with the operation of the Western Alliance sustained largely by the US (and Canada) military power an....

China: Daily Scan, April 6, 2022

China sincerely wants peace in Ukraine: Xinhuanet
April 5, 2022
China hopes Russia and Ukraine would stick to peace talks until a ceasefire agreement is reached and the only thing that China wants is peace in Ukraine, State Coun....

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