Yatharth Kachiar is a Research Associate at the Vivekananda International Foundation with a focus on the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. She has done Masters in International Relations from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She also has a specialization in the West Asian region and has completed her MPhil and Ph.D. from the Center for West Asian Studies, JNU. For her M.Phil, she worked on "Democratization progress in Turkey under JDP, 2002-2013". Her doctoral thesis focused on "Soft power in Turkish foreign policy in West Asia and North Africa, 2002-2013." Her area of interest includes Indian Foreign Policy, West Asian Politics, India and the neighborhood, Foreign policy of Turkey, Israel, and Iran, Refugees, Human Rights, and International Security. Apart from contributing research articles on West Asia and Afghanistan, she has presented papers at various national and international conferences related to her area of study.

Contributions 
Pakistan Study Group Report: April 2020 A meeting of the Pakistan Study Group was held via video conferencing on 29 April 2020. The main items on the agenda were the COVID-19 situation in Pakistan and China-Pakistan relations. COVID-19 Situation in Pakistan Impact on C...

Afghanistan: Taliban abandons the 'peace talks' Amid the global pandemic, when the countries are fighting for their very survival, the war in Afghanistan is slowly simmering. On Tuesday, the Taliban directed their negotiating team to end the ongoing discussions with the Afghan government on 'priso...

अमेरिका-तालिबान के बीच सैन्य निकासी समझौता 18 महीने की बातचीत के बाद अमेरिका-तालिबान ने 29 फरवरी को 30 देशों और अंतरराष्ट्रीय संगठनों के प्रति...

US-Taliban troop withdrawal deal After 18 months of negotiations, the US-Taliban signed the troop withdrawal deal in Doha on February 29 in the presence of representatives from 30 countries and international organisations, signalling the end of the 18-year old war in the country. Th...

Afghanistan: Peace deal and deepening political crisis President Trump’s upcoming visit to India and the rapidly progressing peace talks between the US and the Taliban gives yet another opportunity for the policymakers in India to use their ingenuity in order to secure a place for itself in a post-Amer...

Occasional Papers 
Women’s Rights in Afghanistan: A Long Struggle Ahead … there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women, no policy is more important in preventing conflict, or in achieving reconciliation after a conflict has ended .. international community must continue to provide the n...

Event Reports 
RISS-VIF Dialogue on Afghanistan The Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS), Moscow, hosted Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) at Moscow on 24-25 September 2019, for a two-day Round Table Conference (RTD) on ‘Afghanistan Crisis and the Problems of its Settlement: P...

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