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A Tribute to Late Shinzo Abe

“I have experienced failure as a politician and for that very reason I am ready to give everything for Japan.” - Shinzo Abe (wrote in 2012) Shinzo Abe would go on to give his all to Japan a decade later. India awoke to horror on 08 July 2022 as news...

A brief for the Web page on the roundtable discussion on "Geostrategic & Economic Fall Out of Ukraine Conflict"

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a Brainstorming Session on "Geostrategic & Economic Fall Out of Ukraine Conflict" at the VIF on 11 July 2022. The welcome remarks were given by Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director VIF and the...

Sri Lankan Leaders: Forcing the Hands of its Citizens

Last Saturday morning (9 July 2022) Sri Lanka faced a level of mayhem on the roads of not only Colombo but all of its major cities as that was most unprecedented but not truly unexpected. For a country that has struggled through ethnic stride, the...

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 Home Affairs (MHA)— Amit...

Engaging Central Asia

The five countries of Central Asia viz Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have been largely peaceful and stable since they attained independence on the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991. There have been a few...

China: Daily Scan, July 08, 2022

China's Wang Yi meets Indian FM Jaishankar on bilateral ties: Xinhuanet July 7, 2022 Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar here on Thursday on the sidelines of the...

China: Daily Scan, July 07, 2022

China criticizes U.S. attempt to ban Dutch chipmaking tech exports to China: Xinhuanet July 6, 2022 Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Wednesday censured the United States for pushing a Dutch supplier to stop selling chipmaking...

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-30 June 2022

DEFENCE Joint Military Exercise “Ex SAMPRITI-X” concludes. Extension of entry age: Agnipath Scheme. Agnipath – Raksha Mantri approves 10% reservation of jobs for Agniveers in Indian Coast Guard, Defence Civilian posts & 16 DPSUs....

BRICS – Taking the Long View

The 14th BRICS Summit hosted by China on 23th-24th June 2022 was attended virtually by the leaders of the five BRICS countries including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. There were a series of preparatory meetings prior to the summit, covering a...

Economic Dimensions of Russia-Ukraine War

Russia-Ukraine war is in its fourth month. There are no signs of the conflict coming to an end soon. While the political and military dimensions of the war have drawn a lot of attention, the social and economic implications of the conflict are...

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