New Dimensions in India-US Relations: Outcomes of PM Modi's Visit to the US

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently made a landmark visit to the United States. In this episode of the VIF Podcast, Amb. Arun Kumar Singh, Distinguished Fellow, VIF and Former Indian Ambassador to the US and Dr. Sweta Kumari, Associate Fellow, V....

"Work in Progress": Visits from Washington to Beijing

The US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has made a trip to China. Prior to her, Secretary of State Antony Blinken was on a two-day visit to Beijing on June 18-19 and met President Xi Jinping. These high-level delegations are an effort by Washington t....

Trilateral Dialogue on India-Japan-South Korea: Promoting Peace, Prosperity and Stability in the Indo-Pacific Region

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a virtual India-Japan-South Korea Trilateral Dialogue on the topic “India-Japan-South Korea: Promoting Peace, Prosperity and Stability in the Indo-Pacific Region” on June 15, 2023. T....

Neighborhood News Digest – 17 April 2023

China eyes Afghanistan's lithium reserves, offers to invest USD 10 billion – The Economic Times
Taliban are simply not able to ensure security in places such as Kabul. The fact that ISKP has been increasingly able t....

Neighborhood News Digest – 13 April 2023

China Spells Out Its Position on Afghanistan – Tolo News
The embassy of China in Kabul shed light on 11 points that clarified the country’s position regarding Afghanistan. The point first, the embassy said in a st....

Neighborhood News Digest – 20 February 2023

'Efforts Continue to Resume World Bank Projects in Afghanistan': MoF – Tolo News
The Islamic Emirate's Ministry of Finance said that efforts are being made to resume World Bank projects in Afghanistan following Davi....

Overview of Geopolitics in 2022 and Looking at 2023

The Year 2022 saw the organizing principles of the international system become more fragmented even with facade of multilateral summitry. Despite US unipolar moment receding, China’s ascendancy has yet to translate into US decline. With absence of ....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 19, 2022

Afghan Traders Abroad Face Hurdles Investing in Afghanistan: Tolo News
Some Afghan traders living abroad said current problems caused by the banking system and international sanctions, as well as the closed girls....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - November 17, 2022

Envoys of Over 10 Countries Discuss Afghanistan at Moscow Format: Tolo News
Representatives and officials from more than 10 countries exchanged views on the Afghan situation in the "Moscow Format" meeting on Afghan....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - November 16, 2022

Kabul: Unidentified Man Killed Pakistani Soldier at Spin Boldak Crossing: Tolo News
The US State Department said that Washington’s “commitment to the people of Afghanistan is enduring,” in a recently released ....

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