Saudi Diplomacy: Breaking the Barriers

Last decade, especially since the Arab Spring of 2010, has been quite momentous for the Saudi domestic, foreign and security policies. This has been further accentuated in the last five years and is greatly marked by tremendous pragmatism and realism

From I2U2 to IUSU-India is the Key

In the wake of unprecedented developments in West Asia especially the demarche and rapprochement by major Gulf powers in recent times, the meeting of National Security Advisers of USA (Jake Sullivan), India (Ajit Doval), and UAE (Sheikh Tahnoun) in R

Sudan Stuck amidst the Power Grab

Sudanese have suffered a week long violence that was not seen before except in the Darfur some 20 years ago. This time it is the battle of supremacy between the current ruler military chief General Burhan and his rival deputy Gen Mohammed Hamdan Daga

China's Mediation Role in the Saudi Arabia-Iran Deal

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF evaluates China's role in the recent rapprochement agreement between Iran and Saudi Arabia. He also touches upon India's policy in the West Asian region in light of the resetting of relations between

Decoding the Presidential Election of Nigeria

In this episode of VIF podcast, Amb Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow, Vivekananda International Foundation and Samir Bhattacharya, Senior Research Associate, VIF discuss the implications of Nigerian Presidential election for Nigerian democracy a

Earthquakes in Syria and Turkey and its Regional and Domestic Ramifications

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF, delves into the domestic and regional ramifications of the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey and sheds light on India's response in the two West Asian states. He also touches upon the current dynamics

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's Visit to India

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF, discusses "President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's Visit to India" by assessing Egypt's importance in West Asian regional geopolitics and identifying the areas of collaboration between India and Egypt.

India and Egypt – Finding Strategic Convergence

As the global churn is yet to spring some sense of stability New Delhi has been in an overdrive to identify and nurture key partnerships across geographies since its strategic autonomy and consistent principled policies in international discourse hav

West Asia – 2022 Gone by with a Twist

West Asia never ceases to spring surprises. 2022 was no different in that regard except that conflicts became milder but the Black Swan events did not spare them either. As the countries, even the oil rich ones, were beginning to come out of the adv

Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Saudi Arabia

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF, discusses "Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Saudi Arabia" by assessing the critical dimensions of the visit; dissecting the key areas of interest for China in the Persian Gulf and evaluating t

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