International Relations and Diplomacy
Iran Protest and it's domestic and regional implications

Amb. Anil Trugunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF dissects the core issues in recent protest in Iran and evaluates it's domestic and regional implications.....

The Changing Nature of ‘Collective Leadership’ in Xi’s China

Right before the third plenum of the fifth National People’s Congress in 1980, Deng Xiaoping, former Chinese leader-in-charge made a speech ‘On the Reform of the System of Party and State Leadership’.

Is North Korea’s Missile Firings a Bigger Flashpoint than the Taiwan Issue?

Among the two potential flashpoints i.e. the Taiwan Strait and North Korea’s nuclear issue, recent developments suggest that the Taiwan issue could be a greater concern as China’s threatening statements put the US and other stakeholders on the ed....

The impending beatitude of Xi Jinping

The current wisdom is that Xi has consolidated his authority in the party, installing loyalists in key positions. The forthcoming 20th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party is expected to confirm a third term for President Xi Jinping at its head....

China’s Great Game in the Sahel

On November 29–30, 2021, the Eighth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), under the theme "Deepen China-Africa Partnership and Promote Sustainable Development to Build a China-Africa Community with a Shared Future in the New Era," took place i....

Ukraine-Russia War: Lessons for Future of War

Debates about the future of war are as old as war itself. Currently, it is normal to reflect on future wars by highlighting the over-arching importance of artificial intelligence, space, quantum computing, block-chain technologies, robotics, and the ....

India Should Prepare to Deal with the Fallout of Multiple Global Crises

The Russia-Ukraine war, now in its eighth month, shows no sign of ending. It has entered a new phase with Russia annexing the regions of Donbas and Luhansk. Putin has ordered a mobilisation of citizens to get fresh recruits to fight the war. He has g....

प्रधानमंत्री मोदी की समरकंद यात्रा

शंघाई सहयोग संगठन (एससीओ) के 22वें शिखर सम्मेलन में भाग लेने के लिए प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने 1....

The India Way @ the UNGA

It appeared from media reports and commentaries as if India was the flavour at the 77th UNGA where India was ably represented by her Foreign Minister (EAM) Dr S Jaishankar. This is not a eulogy for the EAM but he is known to call a spade a spade whic....

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