Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (11-17 September)


China outlines plan to make Fujian a zone for development with Taiwan
China disclosed on Sept 12 more details of its plan to make southeastern Fujian province a zone for integrated development with Taiwan, including f....

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (10-16 July)


Nations where 3.3 bn live spend more on debt than health, schools
Approximately 3.3 billion people – almost half of humanity – now live in countries that spend more money paying interest on their debts than on edu....

Trilateral Dialogue on India-Japan-South Korea: Promoting Peace, Prosperity and Stability in the Indo-Pacific Region

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a virtual India-Japan-South Korea Trilateral Dialogue on the topic “India-Japan-South Korea: Promoting Peace, Prosperity and Stability in the Indo-Pacific Region” on June 15, 2023. T....

Neighborhood News Digest – 05 June 2023

Pakistan Permits Barter Trade With Russia, Iran And Afghanistan – Republic World
In a bid to ease the mounting pressure on its fast-depleting foreign reserves, cash-starved Pakistan has announced a barter trade a....

Neighborhood News Digest – 01 June 2023

How a Covert Relationship With the Taliban Backfired for US Ally Pakistan – Bloomberg
About two weeks after the Taliban retook Afghanistan in 2021, the then head of Pakistan’s spy agency arrived at one of Kabu....

Neighbourhood News digest – 28 April 2023

U.N. urges Afghanistan's Taliban to reverse bans on women – The Hindu
The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution on Thursday calling on Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers to swiftly reverse their increas....

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 01-15 April 2023

Neighborhood News Digest – 20 April 2023

US watchdog ‘cannot assure’ Afghanistan aid not going to Taliban - Aljazeera
The head of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has decried a lack of transparency from United States ag....

Neighborhood News Digest – 13 April 2023

China Spells Out Its Position on Afghanistan – Tolo News
The embassy of China in Kabul shed light on 11 points that clarified the country’s position regarding Afghanistan. The point first, the embassy said in a st....

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