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Africa Now - Weekly Newsletter (Week 1, 2023)

Welcome to Africa Now, your weekly newsletter for Africa, presenting the most important developments in the continent - news that matters. Week 1, 2023 COMMENTARY Focus on Africa, the heart of the Global South For India to be remembered as the voice...

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-31 December 2022

DEFENCE Value of indigenous defence production. Prime Minister had a telephone conversation today with President of the Russian Federation Import and export of defence equipment. Ministry of defence - year-end review 2022. Project – 75 Kalvari...

Central Asia: A Look Back at 2022 and Projections for 2023

Background The year 2022 has been challenging for the Central Asian region. In addition to the widespread anti-government protests resulting from the tumultuous internal socio-economic and political environment, the external impact of the Ukrainian...

VIF Cyber Review: November 2022

NATIONAL All-India Institute of Medical Science (Delhi) witnessed cyber incident. The All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bharat’s premier medical institution and hospital, experienced a cyber-attack on November 23, 2022. Reportedly, a...

West Asia – 2022 Gone by with a Twist

West Asia never ceases to spring surprises. 2022 was no different in that regard except that conflicts became milder but the Black Swan events did not spare them either. As the countries, even the oil rich ones, were beginning to come out of the...

Making sense of Nepal Elections

New government has been formed in Nepal after much anticipation with Prachanda as the Prime Minister. Leading 170 members in 275 member House of Representatives, his party Nepal Communist Party (Maoist Centre) [NCP(MC)] has allied with KP Sharma Oli...

Revitalization of INSTC and Prospects of the Greater Eurasian Connectivity

The geostrategic significance of Central Asia is very much important from India’s foreign policy and domestic policy points of view. Central Asia shares a border with China in the East, Caspian in the West, Russia in the North, and Iran and...

U.S National Defense Strategy – 2022: Old Wine in New Bottle?

Introduction On October 27, 2022, the US government published the unclassified version of the National Defense Strategy (NDS), along with the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) and Missile Defense Review (MDR)[1]. It is a much-anticipated document which...

The Outlook for 2023

The year 2022 will go down in history in which the great power rivalries returned with a vengeance. Even as the Covid pandemic lingered on, the world saw a major conflict erupting in Europe, bringing in its wake huge supplychain disruptions, an...

Interaction with Delegation from Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised an interactive session with a visiting three member delegation headed by the Director General of the Institute of Foreign Policy & Security Studies (IFPSS), Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam,...

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