Commentaries & Articles
A Possibility of Fractured Democracy in Myanmar - 2023
The Myanmar military has started its preparations for conducting the next general election in 2023. A pertinent question for the current political crisis is what will be the future of Myanmar’s political system in 2023 and thereafter? Since the military takeover, the opposition forces under the National United Government (NUG) view themselves as an alternative to military rule. Even the EAOs have felt alienated from the political process and have stepped up their efforts at expanding administrative and judicial control.
The world according to Washington
US’ drive for a global order in economy and trade comes up against China’s economic interlinkages with the West. At his recent meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Bali, US President Joe Biden told him that the United States will compete vigorously with China, but will also cooperate on major transnational challenges like climate change, health security and food security.
The significance of the First Meeting of India-Central Asia NSAs
On December 6, 2022, the National Security Advisors/Secretaries (NSAs) of India and Central Asian countries met for the first time in Delhi. The meeting was hosted by India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and attended by his counterparts from five Central Asian countries
विश्व समुदाय का चीन पर बढ़ता संदेह
रक्षा मंत्री राजनाथ सिंह ने मंगलवार को संसद में एक बयान दिया, जिसमें उन्होंने तवांग (अरुणाचल प्रदेश) के यांग्त्से क्षेत्र में चीन के सैनिकों द्वारा वास्तविक नियंत्रण रेखा (एलएसी ) के अतिक्रमण करने की एक विफल कोशिश की जानकारी दी । उन्होंने यह भी बताया कि चीनी पक्ष को इस तरह की हरकतों से बाज आने और सीमा पर शांति बनाए रखने को कहा गया है । उन्होंने देश को आश्वस्त किया कि भारतीय सेनाएं इस तरह के किसी भी प्रयास को ‘विफल करती रहेंगी ’
Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Saudi Arabia
Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF, discusses "Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Saudi Arabia" by assessing the critical dimensions of the visit; dissecting the key areas of interest for China in the Persian Gulf and evaluating the possibility of China as security provider in the future in light of gradual US repositioning from the region.
20वीं पार्टी कांग्रेस के बाद पी एल ए "युद्ध लड़ने और जीतने के युद्ध की तैयारी"
बहुप्रतीक्षित चीनी 20वीं राष्ट्रीय पार्टी कांग्रेस हमारे पीछे है और राष्ट्रीय पीपुल्स कांग्रेस लगभग चार महीने दूर है। राष्ट्रपति शी जिनपिंग की कार्य रिपोर्ट का विश्लेषण निरवधि के रूप में किया गया है। राष्ट्रपति जिनपिंग ने कहा है कि चीन की राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा बढ़ती अस्थिरता का सामना कर रही हैं और यह आदेश दिया है कि पीपुल्स लिब्रेरेशन आर्मी (पी एल ए) को अपनी सारी ऊर्जा को अपनी क्षमताओं को बढ़ाने तथा युद्ध लड़ने और जीतने के लिए मुकाबलो की तैयारी बनाए रखने में समर्पित करे।
Inapt ‘Perceptions’ and Elusive ‘Peace and Tranquillity’
Dai Bingguo, then State Councillor, Director of the General Offices of Foreign Affairs and the National Security Group of the CCP’s Central Committee and Special Representative (SR) for boundary negotiations with India from 2003 to 2013 had stated on 02 March 2013 that, “…the disputed territory in the eastern sector of the China-India boundary, including Tawang, is inalienable from China’s Tibet in terms of cultural background and administrative jurisdiction.
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