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Explained: Why India’s Stance on Russia-Ukraine Crisis is Nuanced?

Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine evoked almost immediately world-wide condemnation. Russia’s actions were condemned at the UN Security Council and General Assembly. In view of India’s special ties with Russia, India abstained from such...

Sanctions against Russia and its impact on Indian Economy

On 24 February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced ‘special military action’ against its eastern neighbour Ukraine. The USA and the European Union vehemently criticised the move as unjustified, unprovoked act to invade Ukraine and...

Chinese Assessments of the US and Western Sanctions on Russia

After the February 4 summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Beijing on the side-lines of the Beijing Winter Olympics, where Putin briefed Xi Jinping -- or certainly gave him at least a fair insight into...

Russia’s Action in Ukraine: Germany’s Response

Russia’s military operations in Ukraine influenced other countries’ long-standing foreign policy stances, with some reviewing their stances. Switzerland abandoning its 200-year old policy of neutrality and siding with the NATO countries is one. In...

Ukraine Crisis: Assessing the US Response and the Economic Implications

Russia's sudden military incursion into Ukraine has taken the world by storm with the developing situation having far-reaching economic and geopolitical implications. Join Amb. Arun K. Singh, Distinguished Fellow, VIF and Avantika Menon in this...

ASEAN Snubs the General in Myanmar in keeping him out of the Summit

ASEAN’s reputation as a successful regional entity is at stake because of the military coup in Myanmar on 1 February. No amount of counsel by other ASEAN members or the international community to persuade the junta to restore democracy has worked...

Myanmar Round Up: July 2021

During the month, Myanmar faced a double crisis - political turmoil and COVID-19. The country’s health care system has collapsed, and the number of cases reported is vastly underestimated because of limited testing. At an informal Security Council...

Japan’s Economic and Geo-Strategic Interests in Myanmar

Japan and Myanmar established diplomatic relations in 1954. The Japan-Burma Peace Treaty and Agreement on Reparations and Economic Cooperation, 1954 laid the foundations for economic cooperation. The two countries refer to the historical friendly...

Myanmar Round Up: June 2021

According to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a non-profit venture that tracks conflict, some 58 defence forces have been formed across the country. The announcement of the ceasefire by the military was mere eyewash as the...

Myanmar Round-Up: May 2021

Since the military coup in February, Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared for the first time at a court on 24 May. Her lawyer stated that she was determined to defend the integrity of her political party. Myanmar military has branded the...

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