US Policy: The India Card

Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow, VIF

After US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Pakistan a ‘reliable partner’ and Defense Secretary Gen James Mattis talked of trying “one more time” to work with Pakistan to stabilise Afghanistan, it appeared for a moment as though the US c

Neighbourhood Studies, Pakistan

An Octopus that Pressler Failed to Overcome

Rajesh Singh, Visiting Fellow, VIF
Policies & Perspectives

The False Euphemism of ‘New Cold War’

Vivek Sugandh

Introduction Russia’s relationship with West has been on a downward trajectory for a very long period of time. It is under this pretext that an eminent discourse of ‘A New Cold War’ has emerged in the official and academic c

International Relations and Diplomacy, US, Russia

आतंकवाद पर पाकिस्तान की बकवास की पड़ताल

Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow, VIF

पाकिस्तान में केवल भोले-भाले आम आदमी ही नहीं बल्कि तथाकथित ‘बुद्धिजीवियों’ (ज्यादातर पाकिस्त

Neighbourhood Studies, Pakistan, Hindi

What to expect from the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China?

Arvind Gupta, Director - VIF

At the forthcoming Chinese Communist Party Congress in Beijing on 18th October, 2017, President Xi is set to enter the hall of fame of Chinese leaders alongside Mao and Deng. This was indicated in a party communique issued on October 14, 2

Neighbourhood Studies, China

Rawalpindi’s Strategic Calculus and the Emergence of Militant Parties in Pakistani Electoral Politics

Varun Nambiar, Research Intern, VIF

When Pakistan’s erstwhile Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was declared ineligible to hold his office by the country’s Supreme Court on a corruption charge in August,1 Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD), the public charity wing of the Lashkar-e Taiba (Le

Neighbourhood Studies, Pakistan

From Electoral to Alliance Politics in Nepal

Prof Hari Bansh Jha

As per the constitutional provisions, Nepal was expected to hold elections for the local units, apart from the provincial assemblies and the federal parliament, until January 21, 2018. Accordingly, the country has already completed the local unit’s

Neighbourhood Studies, Nepal

Trump ‘Decertifies’ Iran: What Next?

Arvind Gupta, Director - VIF

In a hard hitting speech on Friday the 13 October, 2017, President Trump announced that he would not certify to the Congress that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed with Iran is in US’ national security interest. He accused Iran

International Relations and Diplomacy, West Asia

President of India Embarks His First Foreign Trip to Africa

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF

The African Connection At a time when India is trying to build its presence in Africa, President Ram Nath Kovind’s first foreign trip to Africa acquires special attention. The President of India was on a four day state visit to

International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

70th Anniversary of Russia-India Relations: New Horizons of Privileged Partnership (VIF-RIAC Joint Paper)

(VIF-RIAC Joint Paper)

India had an enduring friendship with the Soviet Union during much of the Cold War. The two countries built a strong strategic, military, economic and diplomatic relations that culminated in the Indo-Soviet Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Cooperatio

International Relations and Diplomacy