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VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-30 June 2022

DEFENCE

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-30 June 2022

DEFENCE

China: Daily Scan, June 27, 2022

China's top legislature concludes standing committee session: Xinhuanet
June 24, 2022
The Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) concluded its 35th session Friday in Beijing. At the closing meeting, lawm....

China: Daily Scan, June 24, 2022

Yuan Jiajun elected Party chief of China's Zhejiang: Xinhuanet
June 23, 2022
Yuan Jiajun has been elected secretary of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Yuan was elected to the post at the ....

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....

Evolving security dynamic in West Asia and India’s challenges

As the controversy over the disrespect to Islam and the Holy Prophet by some errant individuals of the Indian ruling party raged across West Asia , I was happy to see the book edited by veteran diplomat and West Asia expert Ambassador Anil Trigunaya....

Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan Versus Pakistan Government

About 57 members of jirga comprising of some very prominent officials like former ISI chief and current Peshawar Corps Commander Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, Federal Minister Sajid Hussain Toria, Mohammad Ali Seif, Senior State Counselor Shaukatullah Khan, fo....

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-31 May 2022

DEFENCE

The Presence of Islamic State-Khurasan Province in Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan

नाततायिवधे दोषो हन्तुर्भवति कश्चन । प्रकाशं वाप्रकाशं वा मन्युस्तं मन्युमृच्छति ॥
The CSTO and Collective Security in Eurasia

Background
The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a Russia-led Eurasian security bloc, has acquired considerable traction in recent years due to the rapidly changing regional security situation in the Eurasian region. The annua....

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