Kashmir - A new Opportunity has Opened Up

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

In a major initiative, Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, on October 23, 2017 announced government’s decision to appoint Shri Dineshwar Sharma, former Director of Intelligence Bureau (IB) as ‘Representative’ of Government of India ‘to ca

Jammu & Kashmir, National Security and Strategic Studies

ईरान को ट्रंप की ‘नामंजूरी’: आगे क्या

Arvind Gupta, Director - VIF

शुक्रवार 13 सितंबर, 2017 को अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति डॉनल्ड ट्रंप ने सख्ती भरे भाषण में ऐलान किया कि वह सं

International Relations and Diplomacy, West Asia, Hindi

Referendum: Panacea or Disaster?

Amb D P Srivastava, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

The two referendums in Kurdistan and Catalonia have attracted world attention. They were held in different geographies, and the historical context is different. But there is a common element. Both test the limits of scope of self-determination in a d

International Relations and Diplomacy

Xi Gets Second Term, Emerges Stronger, No Clear Successor

Arvind Gupta, Director - VIF

The 19th Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ended on 24 October 2017 with Xi Jinping nominated to lead the party and the country for a second five-year terms. Xi’s name was also inscribed in the party constitution for hi

Neighbourhood Studies, China

Tillerson Visit: Need to Tone Down the Euphoria

Dr Harinder Sekhon, Senior Fellow, VIF

New Delhi was euphoric over United States (US) Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson’s recent remarks on “defining our relationship with India for the next century” made at a Washington DC think tank on the eve of his Asia visit, a five-stop tour t

International Relations and Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific

रोहिंग्या संकट – भारत द्वारा चतुराई भरी कूटनीति की आवश्यकता

Ashok Sajjanhar

प्रस्तावना पिछले कुछ हफ्तों में रोहिंग्या संकट एकाएक अंतरराष्ट्रीय समुदाय की चेतना औ

Ilegal Immigration, National Security and Strategic Studies, Hindi

Congress Sniffs a Chance, but has it Smelled Right?

Rajesh Singh, Visiting Fellow, VIF
Policies & Perspectives

Politics and Implications of US Withdrawal from the UNESCO

Ambassador Bhaswati Mukherjee

On Thursday, 12th October, 2017, the Trump Administration abruptly announced that United States would withdraw from its membership of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation or the UNESCO. Israel made a similar

International Relations and Diplomacy, US

Nepal’s Experiment with Democracy - A Game of Shifting Alliances

Dr. Madhumita Srivastava Balaji, Senior Research Associate, VIF

As is well known to political and strategic analysts dealing with Nepal, the only constant in the country’s recent political history has been the game of alliances and re-alliances, played by the political parties with a view to retaining power. In

Neighbourhood Studies, Nepal

14th EU-India Summit : The Need For A Fresh Perspective

Amb D P Srivastava, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

The Summit The 14th European Union (EU)-India Summit was held in New Delhi on 6th October, 2017. It showed the maturity of the process that began in 2000 with Lisbon Summit. Both the partners have gone through major changes since

International Relations and Diplomacy, Europe