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China: Daily Scan, March 31, 2022

Xi plants trees for 10th year as top leader: Xinhuanet March 30, 2022 President Xi Jinping on Wednesday planted trees in Beijing, marking the 10th year of his participation in the annual tree-planting activity in the Chinese capital as the top...

China: Daily Scan, February 28, 2022

China appoints new minister of civil affairs: Xinhuanet February 26, 2022 Tang Dengjie was appointed minister of civil affairs by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, on Monday. Click here to read......

China Daily Digest February 17, 2022

Xi urges related parties to adhere to political settlement of Ukraine issue: Xinhuanet February 16, 2022 Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday stressed that related parties should stick to the general direction of political settlement of the...

China: Daily Scan, December 21, 2021

Xi stresses improving Party regulations to safeguard Party's leadership, governance: Xinhuanet December 20, 2021 Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has stressed the important role of the Party's...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 23 August - 29 August 2021

Economic US regulators target oil and gas mergers as fuel prices surge The Federal Trade Commission is examining ways to crack down on mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas industry and investigate whether gas station franchise networks are...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: July 2021

Vivekananda International Foundation organized six experts group through webinar on events and topics affecting India’s interests worldwide in the month of July 2021. The expert groups provide layers of understanding and contextualized the present...

EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment

The EU and China announced a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment on 30th December. The announcement comes less than a month before the inauguration of the Biden Presidency. The development shows a rift opening up between EU and US positions even...

New Geopolitics: India’s Foreign Policy Challenges in 2021

Covid-19 has accelerated the global political and economic rebalancing that had been underway for the last two decades. New power equations are emerging. China’s confidence has increased many folds while the West is struggling to find answers to its...

Britain’s Trade Deal with the EU

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Christmas eve the culmination of negotiations with the EU over a trade deal with the EU. The deal was finalized just before the expiry of one year transition period since Brexit last year. This set to rest...

Afghanistan at an Inflection Point

With stalled peace talks in Doha and raging violence in the country, Afghanistan is yet again at an inflection point. The critical question is: whether the Afghans and the international community will be able to find a sustainable and peaceful...

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