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Keep CBI Out of Politics-But Only If It Suits Me!
Even before the country’s top investigating agency, the CBI could start recovering from the ‘CBI vs CBI’ episode involving its top two functionaries -in fact the new Director Rishi Kumar Shukla was yet to assume charge - the agency got engulfed in another politically motivated storm, this time in Kolkata.
The Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement after one Year: Killing of Arman Luni
In yet another instance of the state-directed intimidation, the death of a senior Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) activist Arman Loni on 2nd February has sparked protests across Pakistan's Pashtun belt.
Afghanistan’s Landlocked Trap
Pakistan’s denial of the air passage to the Indian cargo flights bound to Afghanistan comes as a major impediment in enhancing the regional connectivity of landlocked Afghanistan.1 In September 2018, Spice Jet has signed up a contract with Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AICC) to run cargo operations between Delhi and Kabul.
West Asia Round Up, January 2019
Pakistan PM Imran Khan regains in the GCC On 6 January 2019, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan paid a one day visit to Pakistan. The Crown Prince was personally received by Prime Minister Imran Khan. The relationship witnessed a dip after Pakistan Parliament in April 2015 recommended to then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to maintain a neutral stance during the Saudi-led offensive in Yemen against the Houthis.
दक्षिण चीन सागर में 2019 में होने वाले घटनाक्रम का अनुमान
यदि 2019 की बात करें तो दक्षिण चीन सागर सुलगते हुए पलीते की तरह है, जो बिना चेतावनी के किसी भी समय फट सकता है और आग लग सकती है। चीन और अमेरिका के बीच बयानबाजी इतनी बढ़ चुकी है कि हिंसक नौसैनिक टकराव को रोकना ही अमेरिका और चीन के रक्षा मंत्रियों के बीच होने वाली चर्चा का मुख्य विषय बन चुका है। अमेरिकी रक्षा मंत्री जेम्स मैटिस के इस्तीफे के बाद रुख और भी कड़ा हो सकता है।
Pakistan-US Relationship under Donald Trump
Pakistan-US relations from 2017 provides an opportunity to understand the symbiotic relationship between these two countries. This article looks at the major developments under President Trump in order to analyse the interdependent bilateral relationship between the USA and Pakistan. Withdrawal of the US from Afghanistan will serve as a lens to understand the interdependence of these two nations.
Mike Pompeo’s trip to West Asia
Between 8 and 15 January 2019, the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo undertook an eight country visit to Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and an unplanned trip to Iraq. The trip to Kuwait was cancelled because of family emergency.
VIF News Digest
Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
March 11, 2019
VIF News Digest: National Security, Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-28 February, 2019

Defence: DRDO's Aero India International Seminar – 2019; OFB Gets Bulk Production Clearance for 'Dhanush' Artillery Gun...

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International Development
March 20, 2019
VIF News Digest: International Developments (Africa), 11-17 March, 2019

Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika drops bid for fifth term: BBC, 11 March 2019 President Bouteflika's candidacy had...

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

PAKISTAN Taliban meeting nixed over Kabul’s concerns: PM Khan: Dawn March 26, 2019 Prime Minister Imran Khan revealed on...

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