Commentaries & Articles
US and Russia Engage Again
The publicly-stated “outcomes” from the US-Russia summit meeting in Geneva on June 16 are well-known: return of their Ambassadors to their respective stations; foreign office discussions on restoration of diplomatic properties and staff strengths in their diplomatic and consular missions; talks on exchange of prisoners; launch of “strategic stability” talks (for arms control); establishing a mechanism for preventing cyber/ransomware attacks from the territory of either country; and consultations on cooperation in the Arctic.
Pakistan External and Internal Developments
Pakistan remains mired in complexities and uncertainties. On the external front, Post US withdrawal from Afghanistan, what will be Pakistan's role in Afghanistan? How far it's own security will be affected in case of Taliban gaining the upper hand in Afghanistan? Internally there have been reports of an economic turn-around with growth rate being estimated at 3.94 percent. How credible is this since the number seems to be overestimated when compared with the current trends of Pakistan’s economy. Join Amb DP Srivastava and Aakriti Vinayak as they discuss these pertinent questions.
गाजा संघर्ष 2021: अभी क्यों, किसे मिला फायदा?
बंदूकें खामोश हो गई हैं, लड़ाकू विमान अपने ठिकानों पर वापस आ गए हैं। 21 मई 2021 को गाजा पट्टी में इजरायल और हमास के बीच नवीनतम संघर्ष में बिना शर्त युद्ध विराम की घोषणा हुई और इसके बाद दोनों पक्षशांत बैठकर अपना नफा-नुकसान गिन रहे हैं। 11 मई को हमास द्वारा इजरायली क्षेत्र में रॉकेटों की बौछार दागने से इस संघर्ष की शुरूआत हुई। इजरायली रक्षा बलों द्वारा तुरंत जवाबी कार्रवाई की गई और गाजा पट्टी में हमास के ठिकानों पर मिसाइलों और हवाई हमलों द्वारा सटीक और दंडात्मक हमला किया गया। पूरे संघर्ष में मानवीय क्षति की गणना की जाए तो इसमें 60 बच्चों सहित 200 से अधिक फिलिस्तीनियों की मौत हो गईजबकि इजरायल की
150-Days of Political Crises: A Setback to Democracy in Myanmar
It has been 150 days since the Myanmar military challenged the 2020 élections and took over its hegemonic shape on 01 February 2021. The political crisis has led to a humanitarian crisis in the country. The progress seen in the democratic process since 2010 has been stalled since the declaration of the military coup.
With Defence Production and Procurement Policies in Place – Are We Headed Correctly?
‘Year of Covid’ – an Important Year for Defence Sector The stigma, ‘year of Covid’ notwithstanding, 2020 has been a very important year when it comes to self-reliance in defence and aerospace sector. It was in this year when the Ministry of Defence (MoD) came out with two cardinal documents which were meant to set the pace for the way forward in defence manufacturing, defence acquisitions and defence exports in the years ahead.
Policy issues in the Indian Shipping Sector
Merchant shipping forms one of the core components of a nation’s seapower. As Indian trade and security interests now span across the Indo-Pacific, it is necessary to draw policy focus to Indian merchant shipping and see it as a strategic asset. In this episode Amruta Karambelkar discusses policy issues on this subject with Mr Anil Devli, CEO, Indian National Shipowners Association.
VIF News Digests
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Neighbourhood News
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International Development
July 3, 2021
VIF News Digest: International Developments (US, Europe and Russia), 16-30 June 2021

I. UNITED STATES Politics and Society Biden, Putin say progress made in Geneva but gulfs on issues remain, 16 June 2021...

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Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
July 19, 2021
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