Asia- Africa Growth Corridor: Can It Be a Game Changer?

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF
AAGC Vision Document - Origin and Institutions behind its Creation? Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) supported by Japan and India was unveiled on 24th May, 2017 during the 52nd Annual Meeting of the African Development Bank (AfD
International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

Trump's 100 Days in Office: The Highs and Lows for Africa

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF
April 29th, 2017 ushered in hundred days of Donald Trump’s presidency. Many media outlets have examined the significance of his presidency for the United States of America (USA), and also, for the country’s foreign policy. It is but natural that
International Relations and Diplomacy, US, Africa

Modi’s Seychelles Visit & Its Geopolitical Implications

Anushree Ghisad, Research Associate, VIF
As part of his recent three nation Indian Ocean tour, Narendra Modi became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Seychelles after 34 years; Indira Gandhi being the last in 1981. Modi led a high level delegation which included among others Foreign
International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

India’s Military Strategy Vis a Vis China

Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee, Distinguished Fellow & Editor, VIF
“When there is everything to fear, be unafraid. When without resources, depend on resourcefulness”, - Sun Tsu.
A Legacy of Dispute The territorial dispute in the Trans-Himalayan Region is a legacy of the et
National Security and Strategic Studies, Border and Coastal Security, China, Africa

Morsi’s Ouster: Failure of Political Islam

Amb Kanwal Sibal, Dean, Centre for International Relations and Diplomacy, VIF
If the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak by the mass of protestors in Tahrir Square in 2011 was a surprise, the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi by even larger protests in Tahrir Square and across Egypt in recent days is equally dramatic. Mubarak
International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa, West Asia

Crisis in Mali: Policy Report

Dr. Vasabjit Banerjee, Visiting Fellow, VIF
A Background to the Regional Conflict Mali is part of the broader African arid and desert region called the Sahel, which stretches from Mauritania on the West Coast of Africa to Somalia on the East Coast. The main ethnic divisions in the re
International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

Recognizing Somaliland

Dr. Adityanjee
India made history when she liberated and recognized the Republic of Bangladesh despite fierce international opposition from some of the cold-war superpowers. India took that strategic step because that was the right thing to do and suited India’s

With Due Respect - India has every right to disagree with the West on Libya

Amb Kanwal Sibal, Dean, Centre for International Relations and Diplomacy, VIF
Mass uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt have evicted autocrats ruling for two or three decades. Libya, sandwiched between these countries and under a dictator’s yoke for over four decades, could hardly have escaped unscathed. If Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali