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China: Daily Scan, September 02, 2022

Domestic, overseas press invited to cover 20th CPC national congress: Xinhuanet
September 1, 2022
Both domestic and overseas press have been invited to cover the upcoming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (C....

A Way out from the Dangers of Nuclear Leakage and Fallout from Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant

Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station in south-eastern Ukraine is in the crosshairs of the Russia-Ukraine conflict since March this year. The power station, largest in Europe and one of the three presently operative nuclear power generation sources of U....

China: Daily Scan, August 30, 2022

Over 8,100 officials punished for violating China's frugality rules: Xinhuanet
August 29, 2022
A total of 8,185 Chinese officials were punished in July for violating the country's eight-point code on improving Party and governme....

Role of Cyber-enabled Technologies in the Russia-Ukraine Armed Conflict

The cyber conflict has blurred the distinctions between state-backed hackers and patriotic amateurs, making it harder for governments to determine who attacks them and respond effectively. However, both Russia and Ukraine appear to have welcomed tech....

Biden’s visit to M.E., Energy Crisis and Recession

The sharp increase in oil prices following the Ukraine war brought President Biden to Saudi Arabia. This was seen as a departure from the position taken by candidate Biden during his election campaign when he had criticized the Crown Prince and threa....

VIF Cyber Review: July 2022

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Government of India issued a consultation paper on the “Need for a new legal framework governing Telecommunication in India”.
On 28 July 2022, the Ministry of Communications, Department of Telecommunications, Govt. o....

Ukraine and the post-Cold War disorder

The war in Ukraine is in its sixth month, with no clarity on an endgame. Russia reiterates it will not back down, until it achieves its original objectives. Ukraine seeks more heavy weaponry from the West, to drive Russian forces back to their pre-wa....

China: Daily Scan, August 8, 2022

China announces eight countermeasures in response to Pelosi’s Taiwan island visit: Global Times
August 05, 2022
China announces eight countermeasures in response to Pelosi's Taiwan visit: 1. Canceling China-US Theater Comm....

Russia-Ukraine Conflict and International Developments: An Indian Perspective

(This is an updated version of the presentation made at an international conference organised by National Institute of International Strategy, CASS, Beijing on “Russia-Ukraine Conflict and International Developments” on 26 July 2022) The Russi....

The Power of the ‘God of War’: Assessing the Russian advantage in Artillery in the Russo-Ukrainian War

The God of War
Way back in 1944, when the ferocity of World War II was at its peak, Joseph Stalin made a statement; ‘Artillery is the God of War’. His remarks probably related to the fact that most of the combat deaths in the two World ....

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