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VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - November 17, 2022

Afghanistan 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 Afghanistan that began on...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - November 16, 2022

Afghanistan 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 statement. “We will...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - November 15, 2022

Afghanistan Foreign Airlines' Use of Afghan Airspace is Increasing, Say Aviation Author: Tolo News Afghanistan’s Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (MoTCA) said that the number of flights passing through Afghanistan's airspace has increased...

Presidential elections in Brazil: Is Pink Tide Engulfing Latin America Again?

Last Sunday, the much- awaited results of the presidential election in Brazil were announced. As expected, the two- time president from 2002 to 2010- Luis Inacio Lula da Silva- defeated his arch rival and the incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in the run off...

China: Daily Scan, November 2, 2022

Chinese vice premier stresses water conservancy, agricultural production: Xinhuanet November 1, 2022 Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua on Tuesday stressed efforts to boost the construction of water conservancy facilities during the coming winter and...

First Russia-Central Asia Summit: A Reflection of Deep Connect between the Two Regions

Background During the ongoing Ukrainian crisis, Russia’s relations with its near abroad, namely the Central Asian region, have been put to test. Central Asian Republics (CARs) have maintained a middle-ground approach, neither opposing nor supporting...

Iran Protest and it's domestic and regional implications

Amb. Anil Trugunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF dissects the core issues in recent protest in Iran and evaluates it's domestic and regional implications.

Energy: A New Dimension in India-Nepal Relations

Nepal’s Energy Export to India Recently, the Nepal Electricity Authority said in a statement that in the last four months, Nepal exported electricity worth US$ 56 million to India, estimated to reach the US $ 234 million in December 2022. This is...

China: Daily Scan, September 21, 2022

Wang Yang meets new leadership of China Islamic Association: Xinhuanet September 20, 2022 Senior Chinese leader Wang Yang Tuesday met with members of the newly-elected leadership of the China Islamic Association. Wang, a member of the Standing...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: August 2022

In the month of August 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a total of seven expert group, think tank, round table and eminent person interactions with most of them being hybrid but with increasing in person attendance. The...

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