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Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 06 September - 12 September 2021

Economic Global Economic Warfare Intensifies as Military Conflict Recedes The last American soldier had barely left Afghanistan when President Biden pledged that pressure on the Taliban would continue through other means, in particular what he...

West Asia Roundup -August 2021

Abstract; Fast moving events in Afghanistan captured the regional and global attention as US forces withdrew in an unprecedented manner shortening their own timelines ceding space to Taliban as the Afghan national forces crumbled. Taliban entered...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 30 August - 05 September 2021

Economic China’s Xi Jinping, Liu He move to reassure private sector as Beijing’s Big Tech crackdown rattles entrepreneurs On Sept 06, both Chinese President Xi Jinping and his top economic adviser, Vice-Premier Liu He, sent strong messages of...

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 franchise networks are...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: July 2021

Vivekananda International Foundation organized six experts group through webinar on events and topics affecting India’s interests worldwide in the month of July 2021. The expert groups provide layers of understanding and contextualized the present...

Lost in Afghanistan

Eleven days changed the fate of Afghanistan much faster than expected as the US withdrawal date seemed to have been advanced by a month instead of 9/11 - the 20th anniversary of the Twin towers demolition by Al Qaeda terrorists. A cryptic social...

Takeaways from the Fullerton lecture

A high-level US visit was due in Southeast Asia. The region felt having been neglected from the previous administration. Lloyd Austin, the Secretary of Defense visited Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines in July. The choice of three specific...

The Chinese Hand behind Terrorism in Northeast India

Terrorism, a nontraditional security threat has come to occupy centerstage in 21st century international relations, as the lines between how non-state actors and state actors use it have become increasingly blurred. India and China, the two leaders...

Compulsions of Coalition Politics in Nepal

The Backdrop Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba led Government in Nepal unveiled a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) on August 08, 2021.1 In less than a month in office, Deuba has launched the CMP as a systematic planning model to address governance,...

Colombo Security Conclave Emerges

On 9 August, Prime Minister Modi had the unique distinction of being the first Prime Minister of India to chair a session at the UN Security Council. It was carefully crafted to focus on the important issue of maritime security. It was debated at...

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