America's Future is with India and Israel

James J Carafano
Diplomatic Transformation From the Indo-Pacific to the Mediterranean, a diplomatic transformation is underway. The winds of change are blowing not from Beijing, but from Delhi. President Donald Trump has an opportunity to harness
International Relations and Diplomacy, US

Senior Trump Aide Kenneth Juster named as US Envoy to India

Dr Harinder Sekhon, Senior Fellow, VIF
The White House has named senior White House official and Trump aide Kenneth Juster as the next US ambassador to India thereby ending a months-long speculation that saw several Indian-American names crop up as potential candidates. This notification
International Relations and Diplomacy, US

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

US Presidential Election – the Final Countdown

Dr Harinder Sekhon, Senior Fellow, VIF
As the race to the White House enters its final day, attention gets re-focused on polls that have tightened and predict a very close race. An ABC/ Washington Post poll on November 1 gave Trump a 1% lead over Clinton and an 8-point lead over her on th
International Relations and Diplomacy, US

India and the United States - Recent Development

Dr Harinder Sekhon, Senior Fellow, VIF
As the Obama administration enters its last months in office, it is normal that it would want to assess the state of relations between the United States and India. Both countries have invested a lot in revitalizing this partnership and the US would n
International Relations and Diplomacy, US

Modi-Obama Meet in Paris: Taking stock of India-US Relations

Dr Harinder Sekhon, Senior Fellow, VIF
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama met in Paris on the sidelines of the crucial climate change conference, it was their sixth bilateral meeting in a little over one year, a very impressive tally by any reckoning. On Clima
International Relations and Diplomacy, US

US-Vietnam Relations Entering a New Phase

Brig Vinod Anand, Senior Fellow, VIF
The year 2015 is expected to be a turning point in the evolving strategic and economic relationship between the United States and Vietnam. While assertive behaviour of China in South China Sea can said to be one of the motivations behind US and Vietn
International Relations and Diplomacy, US

The Obama Visit: An Assessment

Amb Prabhat P Shukla, Distinguished Fellow, VIF
The hype over the nuclear deal has obscured the main achievement of the Obama visit: this is in the Joint Strategic Vision Statement for the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region, to give the full name of the separate document issued by the two leader
International Relations and Diplomacy, US

India-US Civil Nuclear Deal: A Dependence Entrapment?

Sarosh Bana
India needs to proceed with utmost caution on its civil nuclear deal with the United States. The pathbreaking agreement, dramatically ‘operationalised’ in a 25 January meeting with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi by U.S. Presiden
National Security and Strategic Studies, International Relations and Diplomacy, Nuclear and Disarmament, US, Energy Security

Obama’s Republic Day Visit: Transforming Stagnating India-US Ties into a Vibrant Relationship

Amb Satish Chandra, Dean, Centre for National Security and Strategic Studies, VIF
Obama's India visit was an unqualified success. It marks an important step in transforming the long stagnating India-US ties into a vibrant, multi dimensional and mutually supportive relationship. Full credit for this must go the Modi governm
International Relations and Diplomacy, US