Maldives-The Crisis Continues-Need for Early De-escalation

C D Sahay, Center Head & Senior Fellow, Neighbourhood Studies and Internal Security Studies, VIF

President Yameen Abdul Gayoom’s assault on democratic norms and principles is continuing unabated. After having declared the state of emergency on 6th February, 2018 for 15 days, he has gone in for a further extension of the emergency provisions fo

Neighbourhood Studies, Maldives

Commentary: Taiwan in the Evolving Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific

Dr Teshu Singh, Senior Research Associate, VIF

The New Southbound Policy In January 2016, Tsai Ing-wen, leader of Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) secured 56 percent of the total votes and became the first female president of Taiwan. The cross-strait relation was

Neighbourhood Studies, China

वर्ष के अंत में डीआरडीओ का मिसाइल परीक्षण- एक उल्लेखनीय उपलब्धि

Lt Gen (Dr) V K Saxena (Retd), PVSM,AVSM,VSM, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

गत वर्ष 28 दिसंबर को रक्षा अनुसंधान एवं विकास संगठन (डीआरडीओ) ने सुपरसॉनिक इंटरसेप्टर मिसाइल (जि

National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence, Hindi

Stone Pelting: Is it an Expression of Anger or a Strategy?

Brig Narender Kumar

No state can survive if it overlooks the collective act of violence by its subjects. It is not only unlawful but a revolt against the constitutionally elected government. Allowing people to take law in their own hands is undermining the authority of

Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies

Why India needs to strengthen its nuclear deterrent

Brig Vinod Anand, Senior Fellow, VIF
National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence, VIF Scholars Outreach

Commentary: Suspension of United States Aid to Pakistan

Maj Gen (Retd.) P K Chakravorty

Issues Meriting Consideration The United States policy to Pakistan remains an enigma and has moved through ups and downs. 2018 began with a tweet from the President that the ‘United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than

Neighbourhood Studies, Pakistan

Commentary: Jordan Matters – India and the Hashemite Kingdom

Amb Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

His Majesty King Abdullah Ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Rania will be on his second State visit to India at the end of this month, close on the heels of transit visit of PM Modi earlier this month

International Relations and Diplomacy, West Asia

भारतीय राजनीति में गठबंधन काल का आरंभ

RNP Singh, Senior Fellow, VIF

आधुनिक भारत में संसदीय और राष्ट्रपति आधारित लोकतंत्र राजनीतिक पार्टियों की उपस्थिति में ही क

Governance and Political Studies, Hindi

Commentary: President Rouhani’s Visit to India

Amb D P Srivastava, Senior Fellow & Cluster Leader, VIF

President Rouhani’s visit to India from February 15-17, 2018 took place after a gap of almost 15 years, since President Khatami’s visit in 2003. In between, there was a transit visit by President Ahmadinejad in 2008. There was a long gap before t

International Relations and Diplomacy, West Asia