Pakistan
China: Profound, Palpable and Persistent Winds of Change-Implications for India

Is China on throes of Cultural Revolution 2.0? What will be political effects of an economic slowdown in China, and near-term pain propelled by strong headwinds? Does this shifting dynamic and internal discourse in China matter to India? With the Tal....

Myanmar Round Up: September 2021

September 2021 marks the seventh month of continued demonstrations and protests against the Myanmar military after the coup. The violence has spread to both urban and ru-ral areas. Meanwhile, COVID-19 has surged and this could result into a public he....

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: September 2021

Vivekananda International Foundation organized seven expert groups through webinar on events and topics affecting India’s interests worldwide in the month of September 2021 with the dominant theme being Afghanistan. The expert groups provide layers....

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: August 2021

In August 2021 eminent speakers, expert groups and bilateral discussions were organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation through webinar on events and topics affecting India’s interests worldwide. The diversity of the expertise of each o....

Decoding Tajikistan’s Critical Approach towards Taliban

The quick rise of the Taliban after the US troops started to withdraw from Afghanistan has left the country’s neighbours in a difficult situation. Pakistan, a long-time ally of the Taliban, was pleased with the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan. C....

Tracking the Money Trail: Islamic Terror Groups in South Asia

South Asia has been plagued by Islamic terrorism for decades. An increasingly hostile political environment and the prolonged conflict in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Jammu & Kashmir has enabled terror organisations to thrive because of the complicity o....

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-31 August 2021

DEFENCE

Implications of Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan

The recent developments in Afghanistan do not augur well for global or regional stability. The region has become highly unstable with the return of the Taliban. The likelihood of terrorism and radicalisation emanating from Afghanistan engulfing the r....

West Asia Roundup -August 2021

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Fast moving events in Afghanistan captured the regional and global attention as US forces withdrew in an unprecedented manner shortening their own timelines ceding space to Taliban as the Afghan national forces crumbled. Ta....

China’s Future Road to Afghanistan

The lightning speed with which the Taliban took over Afghanistan on August 15, 2021, has enthralled the experts around the globe.1 There are lot of speculations that are taking place, on what went wrong and how even after twenty years of r....

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