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VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - October 13, 2022

Afghanistan Imposing Sanctions Does Not Benefit Kabul, Washington: Islamic Emirate: Tolo News The Islamic Emirate reacted to the new sanctions imposed by the US on the members of the Islamic Emirate, saying that such sanctions do not benefit Kabul...

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 in...

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...

Africa Now - Weekly Newsletter (Week 41, 2022)

Welcome to Africa Now, your weekly newsletter for Africa, presenting the most important developments in the continent - news that matters. Week 41, 2022 COMMENTARY Coups d’état as Instrument of France Non-grata in Africa: The Cases of Mali and...

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...

The Russia-Ukraine War 2022: A Point of No Return?

On 24 February 2022, President Vladimir Putin announced ‘special military operation,’ the beginning of land, sea, and air offensive against Ukraine. The Western Pundits had forecast that the war under the onslaught of Russian famed military and...

China: Daily Scan, September 23, 2022

Chinese FM meets Russian counterpart: Xinhuanet September 22, 2022 Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met here on Wednesday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of the ongoing 77th session of the UN General...

Turkey's Current Strategic Profile

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF analyses, "Turkey's Current Strategic Profile" by addressing Ankara's strategic and foreign policy priorities in the context of Russia-Ukraine crisis; identifies the reasons for rapprochement...

China: Daily Scan, September 19, 2022

Maintaining CPC's position as leadership core in developing socialism with Chinese characteristics: Xinhuanet September 16, 2022 When the Communist Party of China (CPC) reviewed the historic achievements and shifts accomplished in the past decade,...

China: Daily Scan, September 16, 2022

Chinese premier chairs State Council executive meeting: Xinhuanet September 15, 2022 Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday presided over a State Council executive meeting, which made decisions on multiple economic issues. The country will further...

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