NATO
Ukraine and the post-Cold War disorder

The war in Ukraine is in its sixth month, with no clarity on an endgame. Russia reiterates it will not back down, until it achieves its original objectives. Ukraine seeks more heavy weaponry from the West, to drive Russian forces back to their pre-wa....

Russia-Ukraine Conflict and International Developments: An Indian Perspective

(This is an updated version of the presentation made at an international conference organised by National Institute of International Strategy, CASS, Beijing on “Russia-Ukraine Conflict and International Developments” on 26 July 2022) The Russi....

Shinzo Abe: Tragic Departure of a Colossus – Part I

The morning on 8 July began with the devastating news that the former Prime Minister of Japan Abe Shinzo, a true friend of India with whom the author had a chance to briefly interact at the India International Centre as a member in August 2007 when h....

VIF Cyber Review: June 2022

National
“Cyber secure India is integral to national security and development”: Union Minister of Home Affairs
Addressing a national conference on cyber security and national security on 20 June 2022, the Union Minister of H....

China: Daily Scan, June 30, 2022

Chinese video gaming billionaire plans relocation with family abroad after draconian Shanghai lockdown: South China Morning Post
June 28, 2022
Huang Yimeng, the billionaire co-founder of one of China’s largest video gaming com....

China: Daily Scan, June 23, 2022

China's top political advisor calls for fostering green, low carbon development: Xinhuanet
June 22, 2022
China's top political advisor Wang Yang has called for efforts to foster high-quality growth that embodies green and low-ca....

The Spectre of Afghanistan: Security in Central Asia by Kirill Nourzhanov and Amin Saikal; London, I.B.TAURIS Bloomsbury Publishing Plc., 2021, pp. 249.

Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are three Central Asian countries that share geographical boundaries and cross-border ethnic linkages with Afghanistan. As a result, the developments in Afghanistan have directly impacted these countries. Alth....

Is Biden Serious about Defending Taiwan from the Chinese Threat?

Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine has dramatically altered the geopolitics of the world. When Russia’s Foreign Minister warned of the possibility of a nuclear war and Russian President Vladimir Putin placed his nuclear forces at an e....

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: April 2022

In the month of April 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized six expert group interactions with most of them being hybrid. All the interactions covered the relevant and engaging topics in the world and the region i.e. Sri Lanka, Uk....

Should India Worry about Russia-China partnership post-Ukraine Crisis?

Russia and China have developed a strong understanding after Russia launched its special military operation on 24 February 2022 in Ukraine. This single Russian military action has injected a huge dramatic turnaround in the diplomatic initiatives and ....

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