VIF Digest: USA, Russia & European Union (Vol 1 Issue I)

Oct 16-31, 2017

USA

Manhattan Terror Attack

On 31 October, a driver plowed his pickup truck down a crowded bike path along the Hudson River in Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring...

Fortnightly Review & Analysis: USA, Russia & EU (Vol 2 Issue IX)

Oct 1-15, 2017

USA

Las Vegas Shooting

The US witnessed its deadliest shooting on the night of October 1, 2017, when a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concert goers at the Route 91 Harvest...

Fortnightly Review & Analysis: USA, Russia & EU (Vol 2 Issue XVIII)

Sep 16-30, 2017

USA

The highlight of the fortnight was the announcement in Indiana of a comprehensive tax reform plan for the United States by president Trump who announced a four-point plan that included a tax cut...

Fortnightly Review & Analysis: USA, Russia & EU (Vol 2 Issue XVII)

Sep 1-15, 2017

USA

Deal with Democrats on ‘Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals’ or DACA

In a dramatic disclosure on September 14, US President Donald Trump announced that he was close to...

Fortnightly Review & Analysis: USA, Russia & EU (Vol 2 Issue XVI)

Aug 16-31, 2017

USA

Stephen K. Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist and one of his most controversial advisers, exited the Trump administration after a tumultuous seven-month stint. The White House released a statement...

Fortnightly Review & Analysis: USA, Russia & EU (Vol 2 Issue XV)

Aug 1-15, 2017
USA

Investigation into Russian Interference in US Elections

Robert Mueller, US special counsel, convened a grand jury in Washington as part of his investigation into allegations...

Fortnightly Review & Analysis: USA, Russia & EU (Vol 2 Issue XIV)

USA

Reversal over Obamacare

President Donald Trump marked six months in office on July 20. It has been a tumultuous presidency so far, mired in accusations of collusion with Russia, revelations...

Fortnightly Review & Analysis: USA, Russia & EU (Vol 2 Issue XIII)

July 01 - 15, 2017

USA

Trump – Putin Meeting at the G 20

United States President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met on July 7 for their much anticipated meeting at the G-20...

Fortnightly Review & Analysis: USA, Russia & EU (Vol 2 Issue XII)

June 16 - 30, 2017

USA

Prime Minister Modi has had a successful visit to the United States, thereby allaying concerns that India was not getting enough attention from the Trump administration. Modi and Trump had...

Fortnightly Review & Analysis: USA, Russia & EU (Vol 2 Issue XI)

June 01-15, 2017

USA

Comey’s Testimony

On June 9, in the highest-profile US Congressional testimony in decades, fired FBI Director James Comey spent nearly three hours detailing his...