Commentaries & Articles
Reflecting upon Urumqi Riot on its First Anniversary
Last year summer, the northwestern city of Urumqi experienced an unprecedented outburst of ethnic tension between the Han and the Uyghur communities. The riot popularly came to be known as “July 5th inc...
PAK ACTIONS NOT DIALOGUE WILL REDUCE TRUST DEFICIT
It is easy to take the position that we must have a dialogue with Pakistan. It can be argued that as Pakistan is a neighbour, and cannot be wished away, we have to talk to it whatever the provocation. N...
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari’s another Sojourn to China
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari’s frequent visits to China in his short stint of less than two years in power, throw considerable light on the bilateral relations between the two countries. China u...
Lt Gen (Retd) Ravi Sawhney to Russia
Lt Gen (retd) Ravi Sawhney, Distinguished Fellow, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) visited Moscow from 21st to 26th June 2010. During the visit, he met with a cross section of Russian estab...
Running Out of Talk Time
The next three weeks will be marked by a flurry of India-Pakistan exchanges in Islamabad. These comprise the India-Pakistan foreign secretary-level talks on June 24, Chidambaram’s discussions with his c...
India’s Strategic Criticality: Need for an Effective National Response
In the last six decades there has indeed been substantial accretion in India’s National Power. The economic progress, technological advancements, human resource development, infrastructural improvements...
VIF News Digests
Neighbourhood News
June 13, 2024
Neighborhood News Digest- 13 June 2024

Afghanistan Countries Pledge $842M in Aid for Afghanistan at Brussels Meeting-Tolo News Senior officials from various...

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Africa Now
January 1, 2024
Africa Now - Weekly Newsletter (Week 52, 2023)

Commentary How the Global South is rediscovering centuries of shared history to challenge Western domination India’s...

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Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
June 5, 2024
VIF News Digest : National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism, (16-31 May 2024)

Defence 12th India-Mongolia Joint Working Group meeting held in Ulaanbaatar. 2nd India – Australia – Indonesia Trilateral...

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Eurasia News Digest
June 7, 2024
Eurasia News Digest (16-31 May, 2024)

Russia & Central Asia Kazakhstan, Türkiye Seek to Enhance Strategic Partnership President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart...

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VIF Cyber Review
May 20, 2024
Cyber Review-April 2024

National Deepfakes of Bollywood celebrities are spreading over the Internet and influencing voter decisions during General...

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Myanmar Round Up
June 13, 2024
Myanmar Round Up: May 2024

May 2024 witnessed a surge in violence across Myanmar. Ethnic armed groups clashed with the military in various states,...

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West Asia Round Up
May 3, 2024
West Asia Roundup: April 2024

Abstract: Much feared ‘Tit for Tat’ altercation between Israel and Iran happened, when allegedly Israeli defence Forces (IDF...

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Global Developments And Analysis: Weekly Monitor
June 14, 2024
Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (27 May-02 June 2024)

Economic U.S. state laws take aim at pension investment in China U.S. states are forcing public pension funds to divest from...

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Science and Technology
June 10, 2024
Science and Technology (S&T) Digest (16-31 May 2024), Issue 38

In this Issue I. Defence and Security Delivery of 25T Bollard Pull (BP) Tug, Baljeet to Indian Navy Delivery of ‘...

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US Insights
June 6, 2024
US- Insights - May 2024

India-US Relations How India-US relations could change after the 2024 elections This year the US and India are both holding...

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Culture & Civilisation
June 6, 2024
Cultural and Civilisational Digest: May-2024

Mathura culture, Mahabharata Period — ASI digs Govardhan Hill after 50 years- The Print The Archaeological Survey of India...

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Multilateralism Digest
June 3, 2024
Multilateralism Digest: May 2024-Issue 5

I. India in the UN Indian inputs for a substantial Summit of the Future India contributes to CTTF India chairs Committee A...

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China Digest
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