Indo-Pacific
Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: January 2023

Vivekananda International Foundation commenced 2023 with renewed vigour in which seven expert groups met and two of which had interactions with ambassadors from Singapore and Italy. The areas of interest were China, Iran, US, Pakistan, Indo-Pacific...

Neighborhood News Digest – 07 February 2023

Afghanistan Saudi diplomats leave Afghanistan, relocate to Pakistani capital -sources – The Print Saudi diplomats have left Afghanistan for “training” and will return, the Taliban administration said on Monday, though three sources familiar with...

US- India & Indo-Pacific: Takeaways from 2022

The year 2022 brought a series of geopolitical changes of global magnitude that were last witnessed somewhat in the Cold War period. The economic slowdown and the disruption of the supply chains that were triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic got...

Talk by Singapore’s High Commissioner to India H.E. Simon Wong Wie Kuen

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk by High Commissioner of Singapore to India H.E. Simon Wong Wie Kuen on “Singapore’s Approach to the Indo-Pacific” on January 16, 2023. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, chaired the...

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...

US-China Tech Rivalry: Pentagon Report on China’s Emerging Technology Strategy

On 29 November 2022, the US Department of Defence released the 2022 annual report on “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China” in which “China’s drive to dominate emerging technologies” figure prominently. Though...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 21, 2022

Afghanistan Restrictions on Banking System an Obstacle for Investors: ACCI: Tolo News The business community said that restrictions on the banking system in Afghanistan have challenged investors, leaving them with many problems in their businesses....

Indo-Russian Relations in the Changing Geopolitical Environment

Geopolitical Environment India-Russia relations have stood the test of time for several decades. But they are under considerable pressure now due to the ongoing multi-dimensional global crisis, which has impacted the two countries differently....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - November 23, 2022

Afghanistan Exhibit Held in Kabul to Display Domestic Products: Tolo News The Ministry of Industry and Mines (MoIC) said that efforts are underway in support of the private sector and that such exhibitions will be held outside the country to promote...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: September 2022

In the month of September 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a total of four expert group andone trilateral round table with most of them being hybrid. The month saw the commencement of a new expert group on climate change in...

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