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China: Daily Scan, May 25, 2022

Chinese firm to invest 300 mln USD in Zimbabwe's lithium mine: Xinhuanet
May 24, 2022
China's Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt said Tuesday it will invest around 300 million U.S. dollars to develop the Arcadia hard-rock lithium mine in Zi....

The CSTO and Collective Security in Eurasia

Background
The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a Russia-led Eurasian security bloc, has acquired considerable traction in recent years due to the rapidly changing regional security situation in the Eurasian region. The annua....

Russia’s Military Understanding of Air Power: Structural & Doctrinal Aspects

The fog of war continues to hangover Ukraine even after eighty days, especially with facts difficult to discern amongst the information war running in parallel, biased reportage, and contradictory narratives based on the wide swath of international p....

Russia-China: The Unequal Relationship and its Implications

A brief background of world events will help set the context for assessing this relationship. Without delving into why Russia did what it did in Ukraine, over the past few years we have witnessed major powers attempting to consolidate or expand their....

VIF Cyber Review: April 2022

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Cabinet approves upgradation of mobile sites in LWE-affected areas
On 27 April 2022, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved a ‘Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF)’ project for upg....

China: Daily Scan, May 11, 2022

Xi sums up experience from CYLC successes: Xinhuanet
May 10, 2022
The Party's leadership, firm beliefs and convictions, devotion to national rejuvenation, and its deep roots in the country's young people are key to the past and ....

China: Daily Scan, May 10, 2022

Chinese vice premier stresses stabilizing foreign trade, investment: Xinhuanet
May 9, 2022
Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua on Monday urged more efforts to coordinate epidemic control with economic and social development, and str....

China: Daily Scan, May 04, 2022

Xi encourages youth to help boost China's aerospace sci-tech self-reliance: Xinhuanet
May 3, 2022
Chinese President Xi Jinping has encouraged youth in the aerospace sector to contribute more to China's realization of greater....

China: Daily Scan, May 02, 2022

Communist youth league of China has over 73.7 mln members: Xinhuanet
May 2, 2022
The Communist Youth League of China (CYLC) has over 73.7 million members nationwide as of December 31, 2021, according to statistics released by th....

Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Implications for Central Asia

Background
Central Asia is geo-strategically significant for the Kremlin as the region border Afghanistan and Iran to the South, China to the East, and the Caspian Sea to the West. The Central Asian region is considered Russia’s sphere o....

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