Commentaries & Articles
China’s Role in Eroding Tibetan Identity: Religious and Cultural Issues
Four years after passing a similar law in Xinjiang, the Chinese government passed the “Regulations on the Establishment of a Model Area for Ethnic Unity and Progress” in Tibet earlier this year.
Xinjiang: China’s Playground for Repressing Uyghurs
“Great crimes feed on great silences. And the Uyghur today have fallen into a kind of black hole”.1

- Dilnur Reyhan, President of the European Uyghur Institute

The quote is a part of an open letter by Dilnur Reyhan and Raphael Glucksman (Member of the European Parliament) to the French President Emmanuel Macron
The Twin Crises at America’s Doorstep
The article has been covered under the following para headings:- America’s moment of truth is here A bitterly divided American society Enter elites and exit class China sees a big opportunity The importance of the 20th Amendment The crash risk in the financial markets The exorbitant privilege that will be lost Unravelling comes with a date stamp Postscript America’s Moment of Truth is Here
China’s Expanding role in Afghanistan
As the United States plans to confront China in regions such as Indo-Pacific, it ingenuously is paving the way for Beijing’s rising influence at the heart of the Eurasian continent, i.e. Afghanistan. China’s primary aim in Afghanistan is to ensure that the radical Islamism and Uighur militancy does not seep into its territory through Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor, which borders Beijing’s most vulnerable spot- the restive province of Xinjiang.
Addressing the China Challenge
(This is a modified version of the talk delivered by Mr. Satish Chandra, Vice Chairman, VIF at the Panchnad Research Institute recently)
I propose to dwell essentially on three issues namely the nature and gravity of this challenge, its international backdrop, and what are India's options in addressing it. If Pakistan's hostility to India is embedded in its DNA, China's inimical approach towards India is equally fundamental.
Libya: Turning a New Page?
After months of stalemate, a cease-fire in Libya was announced on 21st August in parallel statements by the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) and the House of Representative (HOR) based in Tobruk. General Haftar however, issued a dismissive statement. The cease-fire represented stepping back by the principals backing the two sides in the interminable civil war. Egypt had threatened to intervene in case Turkish backed GNA forces advanced on Sirte. The lull in fighting on the front-line was followed by demonstrations first in Tripoli, and then in the eastern region.
भारत के स्वतंत्रता सेनानियों पर स्वामी विवेकानंद का प्रभाव
भारतीय इतिहासकारों ने देश के इतिहास में स्वामी विवेकानंद के सही स्थान और आधुनिक भारत के निर्माण में उनके योगदान का ठीक से आकलन नहीं किया है। इस बात को पूरी तरह समझना तो असंभव है कि राष्ट्रीय और अंतरराष्ट्रीय घटनाक्रम पर उनका कितना प्रभाव पड़ा क्योंकि उन जैसे व्यक्तियों का प्रभाव बहुत गहरा और सर्वव्यापी तो होता ही है, बारीक और शांत भी होता है। यह लेख हमारे कुछ स्वतंत्रता सेनानियों पर उनके प्रभाव को संक्षेप में प्रस्तुत करने का छोटा सा प्रयास भर है। यह बात तो सभी जानते हैं कि नेताजी सुभाष चंद्र बोस विवेकानंद के कितने ऋणी थे। मगर अन्य लोग?
VIF News Digests
Global Developments And Analysis: Weekly Monitor
October 19, 2020
Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 12 October- 18 October

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China Daily Digest
October 19, 2020
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Neighbourhood News
October 19, 2020
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: October 19, 2020

PAKISTAN PDM stages second tour de force in Karachi: DAWN Just a day after Imran Khan warned that he would get “tougher”...

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International Development
October 9, 2020
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I. United States Politics and Society US plans big expansion of navy fleet to challenge growing Chinese sea power, 17...

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Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
October 8, 2020
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