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West Asian and North African states’ Response to Russia-Ukraine Crisis

On 24 February 2022, Russia launched military campaign against Ukraine after months of posturing, military build-ups and breakdown of the Minsk agreement that failed to stall the conflict between Russian-backed separatists in the two breakaway...

Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Where do African Countries Stand?

Context On 21st February 2022, President Vladimir Putin recognised the independence of Ukraine’s breakaway regions, Donetsk and Luhansk and decided to support Moscow-backed separatists with a military operation [1]. Three days later, when Russia...

China: Daily Scan, March 15, 2022

Report on Work of NPC Standing Committee: Xinhuanet March 14, 2022 Following is the full text of the Report on the Work of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC). Delivered by chairman of the NPC Standing Committee Li Zhanshu...

China: Daily Scan, March 14, 2022

China's top legislator visits journalists covering annual session: Xinhuanet March 13, 2022 China's top legislator Li Zhanshu has visited journalists covering the annual session of the national legislature. Li, chairman of the National People's...

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 7, 2022

China mulls giving more seats to people from grassroots, women in top legislature: Xinhuanet March 6, 2022 Chinese lawmakers are considering a draft decision to give more seats in its national legislature to people from the grassroots level and...

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...

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