Afghanistan
Evolving Situation in Afghanistan: Challenges and Prospects for India-Tajikistan Cooperation

The Setting The events in Afghanistan have come full circle since 18 October, 2001 when the US Special Forces were inserted from across the Central Asian borders. Whilst it might appear as history repeating itself, the circumstances have changed so...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: September 2021

Vivekananda International Foundation organized seven expert groups through webinar on events and topics affecting India’s interests worldwide in the month of September 2021 with the dominant theme being Afghanistan. The expert groups provide layers...

China: Daily Scan, October 01, 2021

China to expand channels to attract foreign talent: Xinhuanet September 30, 2021 China will further expand channels to attract and utilize foreign talent, improve work permit and visa systems, and create more convenient conditions for them to work...

China: Daily Scan, September 30, 2021

Xi stresses improving biosecurity risk control, management system: Xinhuanet September 29, 2021 Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has stressed efforts to improve the country's risk control and...

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...

Decoding Tajikistan’s Critical Approach towards Taliban

The quick rise of the Taliban after the US troops started to withdraw from Afghanistan has left the country’s neighbours in a difficult situation. Pakistan, a long-time ally of the Taliban, was pleased with the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan....

Taiwan’s Evolving Security Concerns and Prospects of Cross-Strait Unification

The ‘Century of Humiliation’ occupies a special place in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ruled People’s Republic of China (PRC) in driving the ruling narrative in the country. It has gained a renewed emphasis under the leadership of General...

Tracking the Money Trail: Islamic Terror Groups in South Asia

South Asia has been plagued by Islamic terrorism for decades. An increasingly hostile political environment and the prolonged conflict in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Jammu & Kashmir has enabled terror organisations to thrive because of the...

The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks: A Turning Point in Global Terrorism

“Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.”1 - George W Bush 43rd President of the United States (2001-2009) In the morning...

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-31 August 2021

DEFENCE Webinar between India & Malaysia on ‘Indian Defence Industry Global Outreach for Collaborative Partnership’. Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh to launch Defence India Startup Challenge 5.0. Indian Navy undertakes bilateral maritime...

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