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Developments in the US: A Review of 2021 and Emerging Trends Ahead

Amb. Arun K. Singh, Distinguished Fellow at the VIF, recaps and examines the key developments in the United States in 2021 while speculating on the trends to come for the year ahead and the implications of these events for India.

Kazakh Protests: What Next?

On the 4th 5th and 6th January 2022, Kazakhstan was convulsed by the most violent of protests since 1989. While the situation has been controlled for now by swift, strong state action, the event is likely to have wide-ranging internal, regional and...

2021 Crystallised the Indo-Pacific Security Landscape

2021 was an eventful year in the Indo-Pacific region. Several developments have taken place, which are significant in their own right, but are rather indicative of what lies ahead in this region. This article examines the implications of the key...

Central Asia: A Look Back At 2021 and Outlook For 2022

Introduction The year 2021 has been challenging for Central Asia. The year marked the three decades of independence for the Central Asian countries since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The socio-economic and health impacts of the COVID-19...

Likely Geopolitical Trends in 2022

We should expect a sharpening of great power rivalries and an increase in geopolitical tensions in 2022. If 2021 provides any indications, the world is likely to remain turbulent in the absence of credible mechanisms and effective cooperation to...

China: Daily Scan, December 30, 2021

Beijing raises NEV quota in 2022 new car plate allocation: Xinhuanet December 29, 2021 Beijing Municipality will raise the quota of new-energy vehicles (NEVs) in the new car license plate allocation next year, authorities announced Wednesday. The...

The Strategic Significance of Turkic Council for Eurasia

Introduction Recently Turkic Council held its Eighth Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. Some significant developments have taken place during this Summit. The name of the Turkic Council was changed to the Organization of Turkic States. Secondly,...

China: Daily Scan, December 01, 2021

Wang Dongfeng elected Party chief of China's Hebei: Xinhuanet November 30, 2021 Wang Dongfeng has been elected secretary of the Hebei Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Wang was elected to the post at the first plenary...

China: Daily Scan, November 25, 2021

China to improve management and utilization of special local government bonds: Xinhuanet November 24, 2021 China will refine the management of special local government bonds, optimize utilization of the funds and strengthen their supervision, the...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 15 November - 21 November 2021

Economic U.S. asks Japan, China, others to consider tapping oil reserves -sources The Biden administration has asked some of the world's largest oil consuming nations - including China, India and Japan - to consider releasing crude stockpiles in a...

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