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Interaction with US Congressional Delegation

Leading a four-member delegation of the Oversight and Investigation for the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the United States House of Representatives, Chief Council Mr. J Harold Rees, visited Vivekananda International foundation Oct 21, 2011 for an ....

Our Pak Policy Has Lost Focus

US exasperation with Pakistan is mounting, with sharper warnings to it to curb the Haqqani group. The need to repeat such warnings in public also suggests a degree of helplessness in compelling Pakistan to do America’s bidding. Pakistan’s tenacio....

Geostrategic Factors In Indo-US Relations

An examination of the history of the Indo-American engagement since Indian Independence shows that there were three major occasions when the relationship might have developed along more positive lines. These were, first, in the period immediately aft....

Cables Wake-Up Call for Politicos

Should Wikileaks be taken seriously? Has our media giving them more attention than they deserve? These are the questions that have been asked. The first round of Wikileaks created a sensation as, for the first time ever, classified diplomatic communi....

NO NEED TO BE ON BACKFOOT

Our transforming relationship with the United States presents major opportunities as well as snares. The increasing attention we receive from the US recognizes as well as contributes to our growing international stature. If the US re-evaluates the po....

What is “Strategic” about Promoting Pvt Firms?

The second round of the India-US strategic dialogue has not produced anything especially noteworthy. The bilateral agenda is “transformational” in scope, as it seeks to overcome the hurdles and inhibitions of the past, and has spawned 21 Dialogue....

Interaction with Col (Retd) Thomas M. McNamara, Deputy Director of Intelligence, USPACOM

Col (Retd) Thomas M. McNamara, Deputy Director of Intelligence, US Pacific Command (USPACOM) and Member, India Strategic Focus Group (India SFG) interacted with a panel of strategic experts at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on June 29, 20....

Interaction with Members of US Congressional Staff Delegation

A Congressional Staff Delegation from the United States, comprising Kevin Fitzpatrick, Director, Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia, Mr. Jeremy Haldeman, Staff Director on Oversight and Investigations and Mr. Ed Stein, Professional Staff Memb....

US Assistant Secretary of State Andrew J. Shapiro Interacts with VIF Faculty

US Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Andrew J. Shapiro visited VIF on February 11, 2011 for an interaction with senior members of the Foundation. A range of issues, including the strategic dimension of the India-US b....

American Foreign Policy Experts Interact with VIF

A discussion with a delegation of American foreign policy experts from the Washington based think-tanks Foreign Policy Initiative and the German Marshall Fund was held on 6 December 2010 at 2.30 p.m. at the VIF. The group consisted of William Kristol....

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