Commentary: Jordan is at the Cross Roads

Amb Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

During the last weeks of the month of Ramadan, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan faced the public wrath and continued demonstrations due to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) sponsored taxation regime and a poor state of the economy and opportunity

International Relations and Diplomacy, West Asia

Commentary: Yoga and an Indian Framework of Ethics

Dr. Arpita Mitra, Associate Fellow, VIF

In September 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and the world by surprise when he proposed the adoption of an International Yoga Day (IYD) that will help create a change in lifestyle and consciousness,

Historical and Civilisational Studies

Commentary: OHCHR Report on Kashmir: Inconsistencies Exposes Malicious Intent

Brig (retd) Rahul Bhonsle

It is ironic that on a day when the entire nation was mourning the killing of one of the most respected journalists of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Mr Sujaat Bukhari, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) published t

Governance and Political Studies

Commentary - The Trump-Kim Summit: A Mixed Bag

Amb Anil Wadhwa, Senior Fellow & Cluster Leader, VIF

The fact that the much talked about Summit meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim happened on June 12 in Singapore is an achievement by itself. The world would have been on edge without it. The short document signed, even though shorn of c

International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

Review of the Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on “The Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir”

Amb Asoke Mukerji, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (HCHR) Report (hereafter called ‘the Report’) on ‘The Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir’ attempts to project itself as an even-handed Report.1 The bulk of the Report (140 par

Governance and Political Studies

Commentary: UNHRC Report on ‘Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir from June 2016 to April 2018'

Ambassador Bhaswati Mukherjee

Created as a follow-up to the Vienna Declaration on Human Rights in June 1993, the Office of the newly created High Commissioner for Human Rights was intended to ensure a balanced and equitable implementation of all human rights, be they ‘political

Governance and Political Studies

गगन शक्ति अभ्यास, 2018, का महत्व

Arvind Gupta, Director - VIF

8 से 12 अप्रैल 2018 तक भारतीय वायु सेना के द्वारा भारत में गगन शक्ति अभ्यास 2018 किया गया जिसमें सभी अभि

National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence, Hindi

Commentary: Report of OHCHR on Human Rights in Kashmir Reeks of Bias

Amb Satish Chandra, Member of Executive Committee and Advisory Council, VIF

The recent Report of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the ‘Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir’ is disappointing. It reeks of an anti-Indian bias and is deeply flawed. This is evident from the title itself w

Governance and Political Studies

Decoding Trump-Kim summit

Dr Harinder Sekhon, Senior Fellow, VIF
International Relations and Diplomacy, VIF Scholars Outreach

Commentary: India Gains Access to Sabang -A Road Map for Economic and Sustainable Development

Dr Vijay Sakhuja

Opinion pieces, columns and news reports in India are rife with the belief that the Sabang Port in East Sumatra, Indonesia, will be developed by India for strategic purposes. Many scholars and analysts have vehemently argued that Sabang would serve a

Economic Studies