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

DEFENCE

Taliban Triumph in Afghanistan and India’s Counter-Terrorism Policy against Islamist Extremism in Africa

On 15th August, 2021, in a dramatic turn of events, Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan, was taken over by the Taliban insurgent groups. While the collapse of Afghanistan government and its national army was somewhat predictable once the US announ....

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 23 August - 29 August 2021

Economic
US regulators target oil and gas mergers as fuel prices surge
The Federal Trade Commission is examining ways to crack down on mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas industry and investigate whether gas station franch....

A Woman President Emerges in Africa

The emergence of Samia Sulu Hassan as the President of Tanzania has gone quietly unnoticed.1 She was the incumbent Vice President, who has succeeded to the presidency, following the demise of President Magfuli,2 who had won an e....

Chinese involvement in IUU Fishing

Within the strategic community a less-spoken issue when it comes to China is its role in global fishing. Threat from China is often discussed in terms of its territorial aggression, military, its state-owned enterprises, its technology, hybrid warfar....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 11, 2020

Medical
Physicians report numbers of patients who are able to tolerate very low blood-oxygen levels
Doctors have dubbed these patients “happy hypoxemics,” a reference to the paradox of abnormally low levels of oxygen foun....

Covid-19 - Africa the Next Battle Ground

Covid 19 virus has pervaded the globe and, in the bargain, has hit the developed countries the most. While the struggle against it is on the war footing with experimenting leadership all around, another populous and important continent is faced with ....

Key Developments in Africa in 2019

The year 2019 bore witness to multiple developments which dotted the continent and may lead to not only an impact in the immediate times but also have far-reaching impact on the society and polity of African nations.

Peaceful Transition of Po....

China’s Expanding Role in Africa: An Assessment

… many in Africa support China’s economic initiatives, but there has been some amount of resistance to the latter’s aggressive business plans fueled by the belief that the Chinese are sending their workers not hiring the local population, inves....

Commentary - Presidents First Foreign Trip to Djibouti: Why It Matters?

President R.N. Kovind chose Djibouti as first leg of his visit to Africa. This is the first time a top Indian leader visited Djibouti on an official visit. This is not surprising because Djibouti has a strategic location on the Horn of Africa, border....

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