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Open newsletter – february 22, 2022

AFGHANISTAN The Taliban is creating a “grand army” for Afghanistan that will include officers and troops who served the old regime, says the official tasked with overseeing the military’s transformation. Latifullah Hakimi, head of the Taliban’s Ranks Clearance Commission, also told a news conference on Monday that they had repaired half the 81 helicopters and planes […]

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Il Kazakhstan in transizione

AUSTRALIA Ripensare la coesione sociale in Australia. Gill Savage, The Strategist: Agenda for change 2022: building resilience while celebrating diversity BLENHEIM REEF  Blenheim Reef, un puntino strategico. David Brewster, Samuel Bashfield, The Interpreter: The curious case of Blenheim Reef CINA I dati ufficiali rivelano l’aumento di buoni del tesoro cinesi nelle mani di investitori internazionali. […]

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Daily news – February 7, 2022 a.m.

AFGHANISTAN Bamiyan Buddhas and Afghanistan’s Cultural Heritage. Rishika Dhumal, Vivekananda International Foundation: In Afghanistan, Buddhist cave temples are concentrated in three regions: Jalalabad (180 caves), Haibak (200 caves) and Bamiyan (1000 caves). The Bamiyan Buddhas are part of a Buddhist site in Bamiyan Valley of Bamiyan River, 230km northwest of Kabul and 2500m above sea […]

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Assessing Kim Jong Un’s 10-year Rule and Possible Future (Rajaram Panda, Vivekananda International Foundation)

The month December 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s ascent to power following death of his father, the late Kim Jong Il, on 17 December 2011. He ruled from 1994 to 2011 and died of a heart attack at the age of 69. At that time when the 20 years+ […]

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Some Chinese Assessments of India’s Geo-economic and Foreign Policies (Jayadeva Ranade, Vivekananda International Foundation)

A good indication of Chinese thinking on India is discernible from the Chinese print and social media. While China’s English-language publications, like China Daily and Beijing Review, are intended for the English-speaking foreign audience, the Chinese-language media especially caters to the domestic readership. Articles published in Chinese-language publications usually do not appear in the English-language […]

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Foreign Secretary’s Visit to Myanmar -Reiterating India’s Support to its People (Sreeradha Datta, Vivekananda International Foundation)

Indian Foreign Secretary was in Myanmar (22-23 Dec. 21) meeting with different stakeholders including the the military government and the opposition which continues to oppose the military reinstatement that took place in February 21 post the general election held in 2020. This visit was of importance not only in conveying India’s interest to see Myanmar […]

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Afghanistan Mired in Uncertainty (Aakriti Vinayak, Vivekananda International Foundation)

Taliban after illegitmately wresting power in Afghanistan has entered its fourth month. However the country remains in chaos and at the edge of abyss. United Nations(UN) has warned that Afghanistan is on countdown to catasrophe and it is at the brink of one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Since the foreign troops have withdrawn […]

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What the CCP Wants from its Media (Gunjan Singh. Vivekananda International Foundation)

On December 15, 2021 the All China Journalists Association (ACJA) organized a conference in Beijing. The Conference was attended by Xi Jinping who spoke to the participants and the winners of the China Journalism Awards. At the Conference the head of the Publicity Department, Huang Kunming, made a speech in which he urged the journalists […]

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The Strategic Significance of Turkic Council for Eurasia (Pravesh Kumar Gupta, Vivekananda International Foundation)

Recently Turkic Council held its Eighth Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. Some significant developments have taken place during this Summit. The name of the Turkic Council was changed to the Organization of Turkic States. Secondly, Turkmenistan joined this organization as an observer, which is considered to be a significant development. Turkmenistan follows a policy of neutrality […]

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Visit of Chairman Vietnam’s National People’s Assembly and India-Vietnam Relations (Vinod Anand, Vivekananda International Foundation)

Mr. Vuong Dinh Hue, the Chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam, visited India from 15 to 19 December to bolster India-Vietnam cooperation in a number of areas. He is one of the important leaders in the quartet of the top leadership and power structure of Vietnam which comprises of General Secretary of the Vietnam […]

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Xi Jinping’s New Security Satraps (Jayadeva Ranade, Vivekananda International Foundation)

China’s powerful security apparatus has become even more important for Xi Jinping as he makes a bid for a third term at China’s helm at the upcoming 20th Party Congress in 2022. The unease and dissatisfaction simmering just below the surface make it imperative that the security establishment is unquestioningly loyal to Xi. Xi Jinping’s […]

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Japan shall have a new Prime Minister in Fumio Kishida (Rajaram Panda, Vivekananda International Foundation)

Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) picked its new leader in a poll on 29 September who shall be sworn in as Japan’s 100th Prime Minister when Parliament convenes on 4 October. Since the LDP has a majority in both the Lower and Upper Houses, going through the Diet process is all but a formality. […]