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India 2.0 — Part One: Will India finally stop disappointing everyone?

Oct 30, 2014
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Sven Jurschewsky

Part One: Will India finally stop disappointing everyone? Part Two: We really must talk about Narendra Part Three: A world power in waiting Summary In the spring of 2014, the largest democratic vote in history took place. Between April 7 and May 12, it is estimated that some 537 million people went to the polls in India. Interestingly, they didn’t elect yet another

China and Japan

China finds news ways to irritate Japan

Jul 08, 2014
754 Views
The Vimy Report

China appears bound and determined to flex its muscle and alienate itself from other countries in the Asia-Pacific region. After setting up new oil rigs in the South China Sea and re-drawing the map to give itself more territory, the world’s most-populous nation recently celebrated the 77th anniversary of the Sino-Japanese War. The Sino-Japanese War, commonly known in China as

China South China Sea

Does China have a hidden agenda?

Jul 01, 2014
785 Views
The Vimy Report

The recent tension between China and other Asian nations has been curious to some observers. According to the Australian government, antagonizing its neighbours such as Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines and others is in contrast to how China normally operates. “What the Chinese policy has been, and I think it’s curious that it has been so counterproductive, it has been to

Hillary Clinton's new book, Hard Choices, will not be sold at bookstores in China.

Hillary Clinton’s book criticizing censorship in China gets censored in China

Jun 29, 2014
838 Views
The Vimy Report

Hillary Clinton’s latest memoir Hard Choices will not be coming to a Chinese bookstore near you. The book, which chronicles Clinton’s time as U.S. secretary of state is widely critical of China, its administration and its issues with human rights. Clinton dedicates a full chapter to her efforts on behalf of Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese dissident and civil rights activist

China tensions rise in South China Sea

China redraws map giving itself everything, says others need to play nicely

Jun 26, 2014
670 Views
The Vimy Report

China has apparently settled the ongoing territorial dispute over the South China Sea by issuing a new map in which the country has taken almost the entire area for itself. After moving several oil rigs into the South China Sea recently, tensions have elevated among its neighbours in Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines. State media earlier said China had unveiled

China sends oil rigs to South China Sea

China sends oil rigs to disputed waters, says “don’t worry”

Jun 21, 2014
639 Views
The Vimy Report

In the South China Sea, where many countries lay claim to parts of its waters, China has sent four more oil rigs. China claims up to 90 percent of the area while other such as the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan and Brunei are also vying for ownership. The move ramps up tensions in an already-tense area. The announcement comes at

Camping in North Korea

Worst idea of the day: camping in North Korea

Jun 20, 2014
601 Views
The Vimy Report

Forget Disneyland, the Loire Valley or the Great Barrier Reef. If you’re looking for an international holiday experience, look no further than the nearest genocidal Asian nation. In its effort to attract more foreign tourists/prisoners, North Korea is promoting its exotic camping destinations in the mountains of Myohyang and Kumgang. Koryo Tours, which organized the first 10-day camping trip last

India

India 2.0 – Part Three: A world power in waiting

Oct 30, 2013
903 Views
Sven Jurschewsky

Part One: Will India finally stop disappointing everyone? Part Two: We really must talk about Narendra Part Three: A world power in waiting The Strategic Outlook The geopolitical history of modern India is about as complex and turbulent as any experienced by European states in the 19th and 20th centuries. It begins with the collapse of the British Empire and Britain’s withdrawal from

Narendra Modi