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Ukraine crisis: The war that is changing relations, rules

Having pushed Ukraine into war, the US does not know how to save it. Having started it, Russia does not know where to end it. Having been pushed into the war, Ukraine does not know how to come out of it. It accuses its adversary Russia saying it is...

Ukraine: As history returns to haunt the world

In the early 1990s, Francis Fukuyama proclaimed that with the liberal democracy and the free market economy of the West finally emerging as a one-size-fits-all model for all nations, all conflicts that were the source of history had ended. That...

China: Daily Scan, March 28, 2022

5,800 cases of Party conduct violation investigated in Feb: Xinhuanet March 27, 2022 More than 5,800 cases involving violations of the Communist Party of China (CPC) code on improving Party conduct were investigated in February, China's top anti-...

The Impact of Russia-Ukraine Crisis on the West Asian Region

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF evaluates the impact of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict on the West Asian region.

Chinese Criticism of China’s Support to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

After the February 4 Summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Beijing and 18 days after Russia invaded Ukraine, China has not wavered in its support of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine despite urgings by the US...

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...

Vimarsh on Russia-Ukraine Crisis

On 14 March, 2022, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a Vimarsh on the “Russia-Ukraine Crisis”. The session encompassed a series of introductory remarks by Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, and a talk on the stated theme by...

India-Japan Summit: Reinforced Commitment under the Ukraine Shadow

In normal times, the 70th Anniversary of bilateral ties between India and Japan would have been celebrated with much fanfare; yet the occasion was marked with the 14th Annual Summit in New Delhi after the previous one had been held in Tokyo in Oct...

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...

West Asian and North African states’ Response to Russia-Ukraine Crisis

On 24 February 2022, Russia launched military campaign against Ukraine after months of posturing, military build-ups and breakdown of the Minsk agreement that failed to stall the conflict between Russian-backed separatists in the two breakaway...

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