Pakistan
Likely Geopolitical Trends in 2022

We should expect a sharpening of great power rivalries and an increase in geopolitical tensions in 2022. If 2021 provides any indications, the world is likely to remain turbulent in the absence of credible mechanisms and effective cooperation to...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: October 2021

Vivekananda International Foundation organized four expert groups and one Vimarsha through webinars on events and topics affecting India’s interests worldwide in the month of October 2021. The expert and discussion groups provide layers of...

Choices: Why the Future of Afghan Sports Must Concern the World

News coming in from Afghanistan has been mostly unpleasant, rather concerning, for most of the country’s recent past – and most specifically since February this year. Amidst casting its shadow on all aspects of Afghan life – social, political, and...

China: Daily Scan, November 12, 2021

CPC plenum passes landmark resolution: Xinhuanet November 11, 2021 A high-profile meeting of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has adopted a landmark resolution on the major achievements and historical experience of the CPC's 100 years of endeavors...

China: Daily Scan, November 10, 2021

China Coast Guard holds first high-level meeting with Pakistani counterpart: Xinhuanet November 10, 2021 The China Coast Guard (CCG) and the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency have held their first high-level meeting, via video link, with both sides...

China: Daily Scan, November 09, 2021

19th CPC Central Committee holds sixth plenary session: Xinhuanet November 8, 2021 The 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) started its sixth plenary session in Beijing on Monday. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC...

Single National Curriculum in Pakistan- a Recipe for Disaster?

Education is considered to be a potent force that paves the way for political, social and economic development of any country. A viable education system enables the nation to achieve its national goals and is a key indicator of progress and...

Border Management: Challenges and Opportunites

(The following is the updated version of Keynote Address delivered by the Director VIF at Security and Policy Initiatves (SAPI)Conference on 26th October 2021) Borderlands are subject to diverse influences. The peripheries of a country are...

China: Profound, Palpable and Persistent Winds of Change-Implications for India

Is China on throes of Cultural Revolution 2.0? What will be political effects of an economic slowdown in China, and near-term pain propelled by strong headwinds? Does this shifting dynamic and internal discourse in China matter to India? With the...

Myanmar Round Up: September 2021

September 2021 marks the seventh month of continued demonstrations and protests against the Myanmar military after the coup. The violence has spread to both urban and ru-ral areas. Meanwhile, COVID-19 has surged and this could result into a public...

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