Understanding Politics in Iraq post-October 2021 Elections

Iraq’s post-2003 political system is facing political and economic dysfunction mired by widespread corruption, economic inequalities and lack of improvement in living standards. The unstable political situation is further accentuated by the influen....

Neighborhood News Digest – 24 January 2023

Reviewing engagement with Taliban on human rights violation in Afghanistan: US – The Print
The US is reviewing its approach and engagement with the Taliban regime in context of the slew of human rights violations tak....

West Asia Roundup-December 2022

For West Asia, 2022 ended with a hectic diplomatic activity. Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) of Saudi Arabia visited several countries in the region to ensure the presence of West Asian lead....

Revitalization of INSTC and Prospects of the Greater Eurasian Connectivity

The geostrategic significance of Central Asia is very much important from India’s foreign policy and domestic policy points of view. Central Asia shares a border with China in the East, Caspian in the West, Russia in the North, and Iran and Afghani....

India’s SCO Presidency and its implications for India-Central Asia connectivity

 India became a permanent member of SCO in 2017. Since joining, New Delhi has made a substantial contribution to this organisation by raising certain critical concerns relating to connectivity, transportation, regional security, and economic growth ....

Interaction with Delegation from the Institute of Political and International Studies IPIS, Iran

On November 11, 2022, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) had a discussion with a visiting delegation from Iran's Institute of Political and International Studies (IPIS). Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, delivered the introductory remarks, w....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 16, 2022

Decision on Afghan Seat at UN Postponed: Faiq: Tolo News
The Chargé d'Affaires of the Afghanistan Permanent Mission to the UN, Naseer Ahmad Faiq, said the UN credentials committee has postponed the decision on whe....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 06, 2022

Zardari Expects to Talk With Kabul Over Threats Facing Pakistan: Tolo News
Pakistan's foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said they are expecting to work with an “interim authority” in Afghanistan to “addre....

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-31 October 2022


VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - October 21, 2022

Iran and Pakistan Officials Pledge to Act for Peace in Afghanistan: Tolo News
Pakistan's special envoy for Afghanistan on a trip to Iran talked about the current situation in Afghanistan with Iranian officials. Ira....

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