Ukraine
Political Control on Use of Combat Power

Russia-Ukraine War 2022 is emphasizing on a time-worn question: what is the balance between political control and military operational expertise in deciding military strategy? Consequent to the attack on Kerch Bridge, Russia struck with high-p....

Stopping the Third World War

The noted scientist Albert Einstein was quite puzzled when he was asked about the horrifying and dreadful impact of the World War 3 (WW3). He is on record to have....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - October 14, 2022

Afghanistan
Uzbekistan President Suggests Forming Intl Group to Coordinate with Kabul: Tolo News
Speaking at the 6th CICA Summit Astana 2022, the president of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, suggested the establishment of an i....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - October 13, 2022

Afghanistan
Imposing Sanctions Does Not Benefit Kabul, Washington: Islamic Emirate: Tolo News
The Islamic Emirate reacted to the new sanctions imposed by the US on the members of the Islamic Emirate, saying that such sanctions....

Ukraine-Russia War: Lessons for Future of War

Debates about the future of war are as old as war itself. Currently, it is normal to reflect on future wars by highlighting the over-arching importance of artificial intelligence, space, quantum computing, block-chain technologies, robotics, and the ....

The India Way @ the UNGA

It appeared from media reports and commentaries as if India was the flavour at the 77th UNGA where India was ably represented by her Foreign Minister (EAM) Dr S Jaishankar. This is not a eulogy for the EAM but he is known to call a spade a spade whic....

The Russia-Ukraine War 2022: A Point of No Return?

On 24 February 2022, President Vladimir Putin announced ‘special military operation,’ the beginning of land, sea, and air offensive against Ukraine. The Western Pundits had forecast that the war under the onslaught of Russian famed military and t....

Turkey's Current Strategic Profile

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF analyses, "Turkey's Current Strategic Profile" by addressing Ankara's strategic and foreign policy priorities in the context of Russia-Ukraine crisis; identifies the reasons for rapprochement between....

Remembering Gorbachev

“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” (William Shakespeare) Mikhail Gorbachev’s passing away on 30th August has compelled observers around the world to assess his place in history. For t....

China: Daily Scan, September 8, 2022

Former senior political advisor expelled from CPC, public office: Xinhuanaet
September 7, 2022
Shen Deyong, a member of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), has been expelled from the CPC and dismiss....

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