Russia
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....

Russia-Ukraine Crisis and its Impact on Central Asia

Central Asia is Russia’s sphere of Influence, and Moscow is also the security provider in the region. In addition, Central Asian economies are highly dependent on remittances from the Russian Federation. Central Asia has been heavily impacted by th....

The Ukraine Crisis: India’s Approach

India abstained on the last UNGA resolution which suspended Russia from the Human Rights Council. Explaining India’s vote, the Indian ambassador strongly condemned civilian killings in Bucha while reiterating India’s unwavering commitment to Huma....

Strategic Discussion | Review of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

The VIF organized a Strategic Discussion on the Review of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict on 25 March 2022 via hybrid-mode, with some participants joining in via web conferencing while the others attended the discussion physically at the VIF. The discuss....

China: Daily Scan, April 13, 2022

Xi tells Party cadres to make every possible effort to ensure people's happy lives: Xinhuanet
April 12, 2022
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Monday called on Party cadres....

VIF Cyber Review: March 2022

NATIONAL

National Policy on Electronics 2019: India as a global hub for Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM)
On 30 March 2022, the National Policy on Electronics (NPE) 2019 was notified by the Ministry of Electroni....

China: Daily Scan, April 7, 2022

Former deputy head of State Administration of Grain indicted for graft: Xinhuanet
April 7, 2022
Xu Ming, former deputy head of the State Administration of Grain, has been indicted on charges of taking bribery and abuse of power,....

Ukraine Crisis: Towards a New World Order

The international order that existed after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War heralded the emergence of a unipolar world with the operation of the Western Alliance sustained largely by the US (and Canada) military power an....

China: Daily Scan, April 04, 2022

Chinese vice premier stresses support for foreign trade companies: Xinhuanet
April 2, 2022
Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua on Saturday called for more efforts to ramp up support for foreign trade enterprises and ensure stable ....

Impact of Western Sanctions on Russia: Unintended Ramifications

The fog of war isn’t just affecting the military aspects of the Ukraine war but going beyond to fundamentally alter an international system that was already turbulent. In this context, the gamut of western economic sanctions on Russia are going bey....

Contact Us