Shanghai Cooperation Organization: New Delhi’s March into Eurasia

Dr Rashmini Koparkar, Research Associate, VIF

India became the full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on 9th June in Astana. Along with India, Pakistan has also joined the forum. Inclusion of the new members has expanded organization’s geographical outreach, and has raised

International Relations and Diplomacy

चीनी कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी का 19वां अधिवेशन

Jayadeva Ranade

लगभग 8.8 करोड़ सदस्यों वाली चीनी कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी सीसीपी का आगामी 19वां अधिवेशन केवल शी चिनफिंग

Neighbourhood Studies, China, Hindi

ईरान के राष्ट्रपति चुनाव

Amb D P Srivastava, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

ईरान में हाल ही में संपन्न हुए 12वें राष्ट्रपति ईरानी व्यवस्था के स्थायित्व पर मुहर लगाते हैं। च

International Relations and Diplomacy, West Asia, Hindi

Understanding the Semantics behind Russian Resurgence: Why Understanding Russia through Western Narrative is Problematic

Vivek Sugandh

Winston Churchill once said, “Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.” It seems that the West remains oblivious of Churchill’s advice. Understanding Russia ca

International Relations and Diplomacy, Russia

Maldives-Political Turmoil Continues

Anushree Ghisad, Research Associate, VIF

If it happens once, it’s a mistake. If it happens twice, it’s a choice, and if it continues happening, then it sets a trend. In his tenure of over three years now as the President of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom seems to be setting

Neighbourhood Studies, Maldives

स्वामीनाथन आयोग की सिफारिशें और मोदी सरकार

Shiwanand Dwivedi

आज कृषि और किसान बहस के केंद्र में है. किसानों के हितों के लिए देश में राजनीतिक उठापटक भी चल रही ह

Economic Studies, Hindi

Nepal: Conducting Local Elections in Terai

Prof Hari Bansh Jha

Nepali Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba, who for the fourth time became Nepal’s Prime Minister on June 6, 2017, has the foremost duty to conduct local elections for the Village Councils and municipalities in the Terai region of Nepal on June 28.

Neighbourhood Studies, Nepal

India and SCO: Astana Summit and Beyond

Brig Vinod Anand, Senior Fellow, VIF

After being an observer in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) since 2005, India finally gained entry to the multilateral grouping during the Astana Summit held in June. India had applied for the full membership in 2014 after weighing very ju

International Relations and Diplomacy, Central Asia