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China: Daily Scan, November 23, 2021

China's military studies, implements spirit of key Party plenum: Xinhuanet November 22, 2021 Two senior Chinese military officials, Xu Qiliang and Zhang Youxia, have asked all levels of the armed forces to study and implement the spirit of the sixth...

China: Daily Scan, November 22, 2021

CPC initiates election process for delegates to 20th national congress: Xinhuanet November 18, 2021 The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has released a circular on the election of delegates to the Party's 20th national...

Evolving India-ASEAN Maritime Cooperation

Maritime security has been one of the important elements in the relationship between India and ASEAN countries. Right from the start of the Look East policy India has been concerned with regard to developing maritime security architecture with the...

Myanmar Round Up: October 2021

Despite the announcement of a unilateral five-month ceasefire from 01 October, Myanmar continues to witness intense fighting. This is because the ceasefire was not called with the loose coalition of ethnic armed organisations and civilian militias...

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: September 2021

September 2021 marks the seventh month of continued demonstrations and protests against the Myanmar military after the coup. The violence has spread to both urban and ru-ral areas. Meanwhile, COVID-19 has surged and this could result into a public...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: August 2021

In August 2021 eminent speakers, expert groups and bilateral discussions were organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation through webinar on events and topics affecting India’s interests worldwide. The diversity of the expertise of each of...

Myanmar Round Up: August 2021

It has been six months since the declaration of the military coup, protests and demonstrations have continued. During the month, week, anti-coup demonstrations were reported in Kachin and Shan states, Magway, Mandalay, Sagaing, Tanintharyi, and...

Irrawaddy Imperatives: Reviewing India’s Myanmar Strategy

Myanmar, the Golden Land, has for ages been the last frontier, steeped in mysticism and mystery. However, knowledge about Myanmar remains woefully inadequate in most spheres including Indian academia, media and in some cases, even foreign policy....

China’s Vaccine Diplomacy in Southeast Asia

The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed power play amongst nations. The first year of the COVID-19 pandemic saw a race of sorts to provide essential medical supplies and in the second year, a competition for vaccines is underway. Vaccine diplomacy, as...

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