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Where is Sudan Going?
We start with where Sudan is coming from. It is a young state with an impressively long history. The Kingdom of Kush in the region known as Nubia in antiquity had much interaction with ancient Egypt, and it provided a line of Pharaohs to the 25th dynasty that ruled Egypt from 744 to 656 B.C.
Neighbourhood Media Watch - May 2019
Bangladesh: Desperate Migrants On May 10, a boat carrying migrants from Libya to Italy capsized in the Mediterranean. Of the 51 Bangladeshis on board, 37 drowned; bringing back painful memories of a similar tragedy in February. Over the course of the month as survivors returned home to an uncertain future, there has been a nation-wide conversation on migration, an issue that resonates deeply in the country where remittances from Bangladeshis working abroad are the second-largest contributor to the country’s foreign exchange reserves.
नज़रबायेव के बाद कज़ाकस्तान का भविष्य: आकलन
कज़ाकस्तान के राष्ट्रपति नूरसुल्तान नज़रबायेव ने 19 मार्च 2019 को टेलीविजन संदेश के जरिये ऐतिहासिक घोषणा करते हुए इस्तीफा दे दिया। उन्होंने कहा कि यह फैसला आसान नहीं है, लेकिन वह कज़ाकस्तान की राजनीति में नेताओं की युवा पीढ़ी के लिए रास्ता साफ करना चाहते हैं। इसके साथ ही वह मध्य एशिया में किर्गिज़िस्तान के राष्ट्रपति अतामाबायेव के बाद शांतिपूर्ण तरीके से सत्ता सौंपने वाले दूसरे राज्याध्यक्ष बन गए हैं। अपने सबसे विश्वासपात्र कासिम-जोमार्त तोकायेव के हाथ में सरलता से सत्ता सौंपकर नज़रबायेव ने एक नज़ीर पेश की है, लेकिन तेल तथा हाइड्रोकार्बन के मामले में समृद्ध मध्य एशियाई गणराज्य कज़ाकस्तान के भविष्य क
BIMSTEC - Towards a Security Architecture
The renewed mandate for PM Modi holds several implications for India’s domestic and foreign policy both. The presence of Bay of Bengal initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) leaders in Delhi for the Prime Ministerial swearing-in ceremony was both a reflection of India’s commitments in the region as well as its underutilised potential.
West Asia Review, May 2019
May, the holy month of Ramadan, instead of ensuing peace, witnessed heightening of tensions in the Middle East region. On May 2, President Trump declared that no more waivers in purchase of oil will be allowed for the eight countries including India who were permitted to import crude from Iran since last November as an exception.
Israel’s Dissolved Knesset
On 9 April 2019, national election was held in Israel in which the incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu assumed victory. The ruling party, Likud maintained its lead in the 120 members Israeli Parliament, Knesset with 35 seats.
27 मार्च 2019 का ए-सैट परीक्षण
भारत ने आखिरकार उपग्रह रोधी प्रौद्योगिकी (ए-सैट) का परीक्षण कर ही लिया। भारत की क्षमता दर्शाने के लिए यह परीक्षण काफी पहले से किया जाना था और वह प्रदर्शन आधुनिक प्रौद्योगिकियों के संदर्भ में किया गया। यह जमीन से करीब 300 किलोमीटर ऊपर पृथ्वी की निचली कक्षा में चक्कर लगा रहे उपग्रह को गति में रहते हुए खत्म करने (काइनेटिक किल) का परीक्षण था। इस परीक्षण और अंतरिक्ष में इससे संबंधित सभी गतिविधियों की सफलता भारत के उदय में निस्संदेह महत्वपूर्ण संभावना की तरह है क्योंकि इससे भारत को भी अंतरिक्ष अन्वेषण और हस्तक्षेप में अहम मुकाम मिल गया है।
VIF News Digest
Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
June 26, 2019
VIF News Digest: National Security, Defence Studies and Terrorism, 1-15 June, 2019

Defence: Shri Rajnath Singh Assumes Office of the Defence Minister; Visit of Chief of the Air Staff to Sweden; IAF AN-32...

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International Development
June 21, 2019
VIF News Digest: International Developments - US, Russia, EU and Africa, 4 - 18 June, 2019

UNITED STATES A new migrant surge at the Border, this one from Central Africa: New York Times, 16 June 2019 Migrants from...

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Neighbourhood News
June 26, 2019
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: June 26, 2019

PAKISTAN Pakistan, EU sign new strategic engagement plan: Dawn June 26, 2019 Pakistan and the European Union on Tuesday...

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