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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 extremely serious.
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.”
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 Bangladesh, Colombo in Sri Lanka and Sittwe in Myanmar with the intention to choke India from all fronts is all well known.
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 और विरासत की व्यवस्था से दूर हटने के लिए होता है। सामान्यतया, बदलाव लानेवाले इस सुधार का स्वरूप सैनिक स्वरूप में बदलाव के इस बात से जुड़ा है कि “लड़ाई का हमारा तरीक़ा क्या होगा”। बदलाव लानेवाले विचार साधारणतया नए और बेहतर जहाज़, टैंक और युद्धक विमानों की ज़रूरत पर एक मत होते हैं। पर युद्ध लड़ने के सिद्धांत और रणनीतियों के संदर्भ में रूपांतरण बहुस्तरीय होता है (उदाहरण के लिए सक्रियता की रणनीति), व्यापक तकनीकी परिवर्तन (जैसे सूचना युद्ध के रूप में) या धीमी तीव्रता वाले काउंटर इन्सर्जेंसी (जैसे भारत मे
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.
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 organisation was an endeavour to unite the diverse and far-reaching political trends that prevailed in different African nations and beyond.
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 the Chinese as part of psywar, or it was an unauthorised recording of the meeting by a disgruntled People's Liberation Army (PLA) officer. It will nonetheless certainly be carefully analysed by China’s neighbours and competitors.
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China Daily Digest
July 1, 2022
China: Daily Scan, July 01, 2022

Cai Qi elected Party chief of Beijing: Xinhuanet June 30, 2022 Cai Qi has been elected secretary of the Communist Party of...

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Neighbourhood News
July 1, 2022
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: July 01, 2022

Afghanistan Meeting in Kabul of Clerics from Across Afghanistan Begins: Tolo News The anticipated gathering of clerics from...

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Global Developments And Analysis: Weekly Monitor
June 29, 2022
Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 20 June - 26 June 2022

Economic Millions of Yemenis to go hungry as UN forced to slash food aid The World Food Programme (WFP) has announced...

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Africa Now
June 27, 2022
Africa Now - Weekly Newsletter (Week 26, 2022)

Welcome to Africa Now, your weekly newsletter for Africa, presenting the most important developments in the continent - news...

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Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
June 21, 2022
VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 01-15 June 2022

DEFENCE 11th edition of India - Italy Military Cooperation Group (MCG). Raksha Mantri (RM) held a bilateral meeting with...

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International Development
July 3, 2021
VIF News Digest: International Developments (US, Europe and Russia), 16-30 June 2021

I. UNITED STATES Politics and Society Biden, Putin say progress made in Geneva but gulfs on issues remain, 16 June 2021...

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VIF Cyber Review
June 10, 2022
VIF Cyber Review: May 2022

NATIONAL CERT-In issued advisory on Mobile-based Malware On 30 May 2022, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In)...

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Myanmar Round Up
June 16, 2022
Myanmar Round-Up: May 2022

The country is reeling under political and economic crisis. The military initiated peace talks during the month in its...

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West Asia Round Up
May 9, 2022
West Asia and North Africa Roundup: April 2022

Abstract: The region continued to face the pressures of the Russia -Ukraine conflict while trying to help in alleviating...

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