Commentary: Maldives in Turmoil- Political Conflict Intensifies

Akash Sahu, Research Intern, VIF

A Political Turmoil The island nation in the Indian Ocean is suddenly facing serious political turmoil on account of the sharp turn of events beginning Thursday on 1st February, 2018, when the Supreme Court of Maldives pronounced

Neighbourhood Studies, Maldives

गिलगित-बाल्टिस्तान में हालिया विरोध क्यों

Prateek Joshi, Research Associate, VIF

गिलगित-बाल्टिस्तान काउंसिल, इस्लामाबाद द्वारा आयकर (अनुकूलन) कानून, 2012 के तहत प्रत्यक्ष कर लागू

Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies, Hindi

What does the Economic Survey tell us about National Security?

Arvind Gupta, Director - VIF

What does India’s Economic Survey 2017-18 tell us about national security? This may sound an unusual question because in traditional understanding of national security and economy are two separate entities which are not discussed together. The two

Economic Studies

Commentary: Japan’s Challenges and Indo-Japanese Connection - Perspectives for 2018

Aftab Seth

In the new year, Japan under Shinzo Abe faces many challenges on the foreign policy front. Some of these are perennial problems and others are relatively new. Among the continuing challenges is the threat of North Korea and its ballistic missile a

International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

Commentary: From Football Icon to Liberia President - Can George Weah Lead Liberia?

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF

Liberia is a country in West Africa which is bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ivory Coast with an area of 111,369 square kilometers and population of approximately 4.6 million people. It has a republic system of government where the president is

International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

Commentary: India’s Missile Arsenal - An Overview

Brig Gurmeet Kanwal

On January 18, 2018, the personnel of the Indian armed forces test-fired the 5,000-km-plus Agni-5 Interim Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM). The test, conducted from Kalam Island in the Bay of Bengal, achieved all the mission parameters that had been st

National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence

उज्बेकिस्तान और अफगानिस्तान के बीच बढ़ती सहभागिता

Dr Rashmini Koparkar, Research Associate, VIF

अफगानिस्तान के राष्ट्रपति अशरफ गनी ने हाल में उज्बेकिस्तान का आधिकारिक दौरा किया। उज्बेक राष

International Relations and Diplomacy, Central Asia, Hindi

India rolls out the red carpet for ASEAN

Amb Anil Wadhwa, Senior Fellow & Cluster Leader, VIF
International Relations and Diplomacy, VIF Scholars Outreach

Tripura and a North-Eastern Perspective

Gautam Sen

India`s north-east is a fascinating geo-political entity in the country`s internal context. The developments in the region, or rather the sub-region, has continued to have ramifications since the first decade of India`s nationhood, both internally an

North-East Insurgency, Governance and Political Studies

Containment Again: Will this be the Leitmotif of the ‘Quad’?

Pinaki Bhattacharya

Prologue When George F Kennan wrote his ‘Long Telegram’ from the Moscow embassy in February 1946, soon after the death of the three-term president of the USA, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR), it was early in arriving. The lege

International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific