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Developments in West Asia, August 2018
Jordan-Palestine Confederation President Trump had spoken about his “ Deal of the Century” for resolving the Palestinian issue.
Visit of the Chinese Defence Minister: A Missed Opportunity to Establish Hot Line between the Two Armies?
The Chinese Defence Minister, Lieutenant General Wei Fenghe, visited India for four days, from 21 to 24 Aug 18. This visit was significant from more than one perspective.
Will China Boycott Goods from the United States of America?
The United States of America (U.S.) and the People’s Republic of China (China), are locked in a fierce trade tussle. Both countries have imposed tariffs which threaten to de-stabilise the integrated global economic order.
Indus Commissioners Meeting at Lahore: Need for a New Approach to Indus Waters Treaty
India and Pakistan have just concluded their 115th Indus Commissioners` meeting at Lahore. The meeting involving technical discussions, was successful to the extent that the structured dialogue
संवाद – टोक्यो में संपन्न चौथी संगोष्ठी – रिपोर्ट
प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी और जापान के प्रधानमंत्री शिंजो आबे ने टकराव दूर रखने और एशियाई क्षेत्र के प्रमुख धर्मों हिंदू धर्म तथा बौद्ध धर्म की दार्शनिक एवं सांस्कृतिक विरासत पर चर्चा करने के लिए 2015 में एशियाई देशों के बीच नियमित वार्ता ‘संवाद’ आयोजित करने का अनूठा विचार दिया था।
BIMSTEC – The Rubik’s Cube
On September 30-31, the seven-member Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) held its 4th Summit at Kathmandu within a span of over two decades.
Bangladesh's quest for Sufi and Liberal Space
Sufis are accepted as a moderate strain of Islam and often being described as the ‘Mystic Muslim’ too. Historian Richard Eaton has identified several strands and references to Sufis and Pirs during 16th Century in the documented Muslim folk traditions and literatures of Bengal.
VIF News Digest
Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
September 26, 2018
VIF News Digest: National Security, Defence Studies and Terrorism (September 01 – 15, 2018)

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International Development
October 11, 2018
VIF News Digest: International Developments (01 Oct – 07 Oct 2018)

USA Donald Trump claims PM Modi will reduce import tariffs on motorcycles: Says ‘India called us to make a deal’, 2 Oct 2018...

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Neighbourhood News
October 11, 2018
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: 11th October, 2018

Holding of renminbi by world's central banks rises: China Daily October 11, 2018 Central banks across the world increased...

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