Neighbourhood Studies
Russia-Pakistan Relationship is a Red Herring

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s visit to India on 5-6 April 2021 was devoted to the preparation for President Putin’s visit to India later this year for the regular summit with Prime Minister Modi. Undoubtedly, India Russia relations are de

Tibet is Headed for Major Changes

The People's Daily on March 25, 2021, published a lengthy 3975-character article authored by Che Dalha (in Chinese: Qi Zala), Chairman of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). Che Dalha’s important article, which included nine mentions of Xi Jinping,

India Bangladesh the Mitali (friendship) Journey

The Mitali Express scheduled to run between Dhaka (Bangladesh) and Jalpaiguri (India, West Bengal) will be inaugurated by PM Modi and PM Sheikh Hasina on the 27th morning during PM Modi’s two days trip to Dhaka (26-27 March 2021). This visit is spe

Pakistan's Internal Developments

The past few weeks saw some interesting developments in Pakistan. Join Mr Tilak Devasher and Aakriti Vinayak as they discuss the internal developments in Pakistan in the background of the recent senate elections and the Financial Action Task Force (F

World’s Options on Myanmar Limited

A little over a month has passed since Myanmar’s army chief Min Aung Hlaing shocked the world by seizing power on 1 February from the democratically elected National League for Democracy (NLD), and arrested the country’s civilian leader Aung San

LoC Ceasefire

As a positive step, on 24-25 February 2021, the Director Generals of the Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan agreed to a ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC). Since 2018, a total of 12,969 incidents of Ceasefire Violations (CFV) by

Crisis Deepens in Nepal Even After Restoration of Parliament

Even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) was engaged more in internal power tussle rather than addressing the issues related to controlling the disease. In such a moment, President Bidya Devi Bhandari, at the recommen

An Update on Political Situation in Myanmar

It’s been a month since the Myanmar military seized control and in today’s episode, we will talk about the latest updates on the political situation in Myanmar and international reactions. Democratically elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi faces addi

Afghanistan: Status of Doha Agreement and the Way Forward

To mark one year of the Doha Agreement between the US and the Taliban, signed on 29 February 2020 in Doha, the Vivekananda International Foundation in collaboration with a prominent Kabul based think tank, Afghans Institute for Strategic St

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