The Trifecta of Global Power

Arvind Gupta, Director - VIF
International Relations and Diplomacy, VIF Scholars in Media

Updates on Nepalese Elections

Prof Hari Bansh Jha

In the process of implementing the most controversial constitution promulgated on September 20, 2015, Nepal government completed local level elections for the 753 Village Councils/municipalities between May and September this year in three phases. Re

Neighbourhood Studies, Nepal

कश्मीर – सामने आया नया मौका

C D Sahay, Dean, Centre for Neighbourhood Studies and Internal Security Studies, VIF

केंद्रीय गृह मंत्री राजनाथ सिंह ने एक बड़ा कदम उठाते हुए 23 अक्टूबर, 2017 को ऐलान किया कि भारत सरकार न

Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies, Hindi

Dawn of an Era in Zimbabwe: How Robert Mugabe Failed to Implement Succession Plan

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF

Background The Republic of Zimbabwe is a landlocked country located in the southern part of Africa bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The country is located between the Limpopo and Zambezi rivers with a pop

International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

Perspective on Minimising Risks in Cross Border Movement of People and Goods

Pravas Kumar Mishra, Senior Fellow, VIF

Globalisation has not just raised the aspirations of people, but has also rocked the very sovereignty of the established Westphalian nation states. As countries are developing capacities to enforce their territorial boundaries, people staying close t

National Security and Strategic Studies, Border and Coastal Security

Could Belt and Road Initiative Create Financial Mess for China?

Prerna Gandhi, Research Associate, VIF

Since the 2000’s, predicting the timeline on collapse of Chinese economy has been a prominent theme among economists. However, the Chinese economy has proved all naysayers wrong by being resilient, and now joining the ten trillion dollars Gross Dom

Economic Studies

Commentary - Takeaways from Joint Exercises; Some Tangible Mostly Intangible

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

Indian armed forces continue to engage with a large number of friendly foreign counties for the conduct military exercises. Most of these are yearly or biannual events conducted alternatively in each other’s location. For instance, in our immediate

International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

Commentary - Repairing Sino-India Relationship: A Chinese Perspective

Siwei Liu

The Donglang border crisis has been defused for nearly three months. However, up to now, the Sino-Indian relations have not completely out of the shadow and it is still in an atmosphere of suspicion and mistrust. There were many bilateral annual dial

Neighbourhood Studies, China

जनमत संग्रह : अचूक इलाज या विनाश?

Amb D P Srivastava, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

कुर्दिस्तान और कैटेलोनिया में हुए दो जनमत संग्रहों ने पूरी दुनिया का ध्यान खींचा है। वे अलग-अल

International Relations and Diplomacy, Hindi

Myanmar’s Armed Forces (Tatmadaw)

Maj Gen (Retd.) P K Chakravorty

Historical Perspective Myanmar historically had three distinct periods. The monarchy which lasted from the 9th to the 19th century comprised, chronologically, the Pagan Dynasty, the Toungoo Dynasty and the Konbaung Dynasty. The ar

Neighbourhood Studies, Myanmar