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Ukraine Crisis: Assessing the US Response and the Economic Implications

Russia's sudden military incursion into Ukraine has taken the world by storm with the developing situation having far-reaching economic and geopolitical implications. Join Amb. Arun K. Singh, Distinguished Fellow, VIF and Avantika Menon in this podca....

Biden’s Executive Order on Afghan Funds

The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021 prompted governments and international institutions to quickly freeze Afghan Central Bank assets abroad. Reportedly, about $7.1 bn of Afghan assets was held in the US.February 21, 2022 International Relations and Diplomacy , US , Article , Taliban , Humanitarian aid , Biden Administration , Executive order , frozen Afghan funds , 9/11 victim

America’s Diplomatic Boycott Policy for Beijing Olympics

No bigger international sport event than the Olympics escaped from the impact of the on-going pandemic when the global event scheduled to be held in Tokyo in 2020 was postponed for a year and finally held in 2021 amid plenty of protocols in place and....

Developments in the US: A Review of 2021 and Emerging Trends Ahead

Amb. Arun K. Singh, Distinguished Fellow at the VIF, recaps and examines the key developments in the United States in 2021 while speculating on the trends to come for the year ahead and the implications of these events for India. ....

Views of Chinese Experts on Sino-US Relations

As China’s economic situation becomes more difficult and its aggressive policies increase tensions in its neighbourhood, the Chinese leadership is concerned at the turn that its relations with the US are taking. This has generated renewed discuss....

Virtual Vimarsh on 'Indo-US Relations' by Amb Arun Singh

To discuss the trends in Indo-US relations and the potential trajectory of the bilateral partnership, the Vivekananda International Foundation organised a virtual Vimarsh on 29 October. The opening remarks were made by the VIF director Dr. Arvind Gup....

How Will the Collapse of the Government in Afghanistan Affect Relations Between India and the United States?

India has yet to come to terms with the Taliban takeover. The Taliban cabinet consists of UN-sanctioned individuals who have committed heinous terror attacks in the past. The Taliban are not independent, writes Arvind Gupta, Director of the New Delhi....

Evolution of Indo-US Relations: From Estranged Democracies to Engaged Democracies

From being what Dennis Kux, the US diplomat and author, called ‘estranged democracies’, India –U.S.A relationship has been transformed to ‘Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s current visit to USA is....

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 o....

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