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Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (08-14 May)

Economic U.S. eyes Mideast-India transport network to counter China The U.S. is talks with Saudi Arabia, India and the United Arab Emirates about a massive transport infrastructure project as Washington steps up engagement with the Middle East to...

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...

Neighbourhood News Digest – 10 May 2023

Afghanistan Barred from schools & universities, female students start own businesses in Afghanistan - ToI Due to the Taliban-imposed ban on access to education for girls and women students in Afghanistan, some of them have launched their own...

Neighbourhood News digest – 27 April 2023

Afghanistan UN agency: Afghanistan needs $4.62 billion in aid for 2023 - Yahoo Afghanistan needs $4.62 billion in humanitarian aid from the international community this year for nearly 24 million people in need, the U.N.'s humanitarian affairs...

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...

Neighborhood News Digest – 10 April 2023

Afghanistan Russia to participate in foreign ministers meeting of countries neighbouring Afghanistan – The Print Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will head the Russian delegation at the fourth foreign ministers’ meeting of the neighbouring...

Neighborhood News Digest – 06 April 2023

Afghanistan Taliban order bars Afghan women from working with UN – UN News Taliban authorities in Afghanistan have issued an order banning women nationals who are UN staff members from continuing to work, the UN spokesperson said on Tuesday. “Our...

Neighborhood News Digest – 05 April 2023

Afghanistan Afghanistan Taliban raid kills six members of Islamic State group – The Hindu An overnight raid by Taliban forces in Afghanistan’s northern Balkh province killed six members of the extremist Islamic State group, a Taliban spokesman said...

Neighborhood News Digest – 20 March 2023

Afghanistan Afghanistan: OIC to send Islamic scholars to Kabul, will discuss women’s rights with Taliban – Firstpost With women’s rights in Afghanistan suffering a major setback under the Taliban, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has...

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 01-15 February 2023

DEFENCE Defence Budget 2023-24. Mission Mode (MM) projects of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and Commander of Royal Cambodian Army visiting India. HAL’s...

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