China: Daily Scan, September 30, 2022

Former vice governor of China's Hubei expelled from CPC, public office: Xinhuanet September 29, 2022
Cao Guangjing, former vice governor of central China's Hubei Province, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dis....

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: August 2022

In the month of August 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a total of seven expert group, think tank, round table and eminent person interactions with most of them being hybrid but with increasing in person attendance. The month....

The Iraqi Political Conundrum

Iraq’s problems do not seem to go away. Any effort for a domestic stabilization always meets with an unequal and more intense opposing force. Politico- religious leaders hold the sway. External powers play their own games in keeping their stables a....

China: Daily Scan, August 25, 2022

Nationalistic blogger Sima Nan banned from Chinese social media: South China Morning Post
August 23, 2022
Sima Nan, a Chinese blogger who shot to fame on the back of rising nationalism by writing inflammatory articles about the ....

Biden’s visit to M.E., Energy Crisis and Recession

The sharp increase in oil prices following the Ukraine war brought President Biden to Saudi Arabia. This was seen as a departure from the position taken by candidate Biden during his election campaign when he had criticized the Crown Prince and threa....

West Asia Round up-July 2022

After 19 months into his Presidency the US Administration decided that President Joe Biden embark on a ‘mending fences’ visit to West Asia including Israel, Palestine and Saudi Arabia to interact bilaterally and regionally ....

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-31 July 2022


VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 01-15 July 2022


West Asia Round up-June 2022

One of the most important aspects during the month was engaging and hectic diplomatic activity and high level visits. Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman visited Jordan, Egypt and Turkey (June 20-22) essentially aiming at rapproc....

Interaction with HE Mr. Ali Chegeni, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to India on “Indo-Iranian Relations and A perspective on Regional Security and Connectivity”

Following the official visit of Dr. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran to New Delhi on June 8-9, 2022, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted an interaction (in hybrid format) with HE Mr. Ali Chegeni....

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