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China: Review of 2021 and Preview of 2022

Professor Srikanth Kondapalli, Distinguished Fellow at VIF briefs on the key developments in China in 2021 while speculating the trends to come for the year ahead and the global implications.

China: Daily Scan, March 10, 2022

China's top political advisory body wraps up annual session: Xinhuanet March 9, 2022 The fifth session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top political advisory body, held its...

Report of VIF Strategic Discussions on the Ukraine Conflict

At the crack of dawn on 24 February 2022, President Putin announced a special ‘military operation’ in the Donbas region of Ukraine. A large number of tanks and troops rolled into several parts of Ukraine from Russia, Crimea and Belarus while...

China: Daily Scan, March 9, 2022

NPC Constitution, Law Committee deliberates draft amendment to law on local legislatures, governments: Xinhuanet March 9, 2022 The Constitution and Law Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) on Monday deliberated a draft amendment to the...

Russo-Ukraine War: Air Power Analysis

The inexplicably constrained role of the Vozdushno-kosmicheskiye sily (VKS) or the Russian Aerospace Force till now has left all followers of the conflict confused. Given the disparity in the inventorysize and quality of assets, between the small...

The Ukraine Crisis Impacts Africa too

The Russian ‘special military operations’ in Ukraine, starting 24 February,with the intention of making Ukraine amenable to Russian rather than NATO overtures, has created a crisis in Europe. Besides the rising oil and gas prices it is creating a...

China: Daily Scan, March 8, 2022

Chinese president appoints new ambassadors: Xinhuanet March 7, 2022 Chinese President Xi Jinping has appointed three new ambassadors in accordance with a decision by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, according to a statement...

Decoding ASEAN Response to Ongoing Ukraine Crisis

Ukraine crisis have further underlined the fact that in the interconnected world of today the crisis in one part of the globe have the potential of impacting the regions that are far removed from the scene of action. And especially so when major...

The Failed Epitaph (!) of Conventional War: Russo-Ukrainian War 2022

Many a scholar and thinker had penned the epitaph of conventional wars as witnessed in the 20th Century. New formulations of grey zone and hybrid war, and the era of multi-domain cyber, space and informational wars had been unveiled. Yet, all too...

China: Daily Scan, March 4, 2022

Agenda of 5th session of 13th National People's Congress: Xinhuanet March 4, 2022 The preparatory meeting of the fifth session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) on Friday adopted the following agenda of the session. Deliberate the report...

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