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Engage Taiwan in Cyber Security Exercises

Earlier this month the National Security Council of India virtually hosted the first Security Conclave on Developing Regional Cyber Security capabilities on Defensive Operations. Delegates from Members and Observer States of the Colombo Security...

Developments in the US: A Review of 2021 and Emerging Trends Ahead

Amb. Arun K. Singh, Distinguished Fellow at the VIF, recaps and examines the key developments in the United States in 2021 while speculating on the trends to come for the year ahead and the implications of these events for India.

China Central Economic Work Conference Flags the Difficulties Ahead

China’s important annual Central Economic Work Conference was held in Beijing from December 8 – 10, 2021. The conference is an important forum where Chinese leaders map out the country’s economic priorities for the coming year and when analysts can...

China: Daily Scan, January 17, 2022

Senior official of south China's Guangxi under probe: Xinhuanet January 15, 2022 Liu Hongwu, vice chairman of the people's government of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, is under probe by the country's top anti-graft body for...

Pakistan’s National Security Policy 2022-26: Some New Elements but No Shift on India

The Imran Khan government has produced the country’s first ever National Security Policy (NSP) document that outlines Pakistan’s approach to national security and provides guidance to the government departments. A public version of the document has...

2021 Crystallised the Indo-Pacific Security Landscape

2021 was an eventful year in the Indo-Pacific region. Several developments have taken place, which are significant in their own right, but are rather indicative of what lies ahead in this region. This article examines the implications of the key...

China Raises its strategic profile in Horn of Africa and IOR

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi kept up the tradition of Chinese leaders visiting Africa at the beginning of the year. For 32 years, this tradition has been in vogue and the Chinese FM, between 4 and 7 January, visited Eritrea, Kenya and Comoros in...

The Significance of the Australia -Japan Defence Agreement

Australia and Japan signed a new defence agreement on 6 January 2022, which both PM Scott Morrison and PM Fumio Kishida hailed as a landmark. The Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) is Japan’s second such Agreement with any country, after treaty ally...

Geopolitical trends of 2021 and impact on India

3 January 2022 The year 2021 saw numerous upheavals and developments shaping the world and will certainly stand out as a difficult year with some promising developments. As the world steps into the new year, join Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF and...

Central Asia: A Look Back At 2021 and Outlook For 2022

Introduction The year 2021 has been challenging for Central Asia. The year marked the three decades of independence for the Central Asian countries since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The socio-economic and health impacts of the COVID-19...

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