Turkish Referendum: Merging With the Region?

Manpreet Sohanpal, Research Associate, VIF

On 16 April 2016, the people of Turkey voted on a referendum conducted to make amendments to the Constitution. Aimed to replace a Parliamentary system with a Presidential system, it sought to grant more powers to the President. Since the fail coup

International Relations and Diplomacy

The Oxymoronic Left-Liberal Nomenclature

Rajesh Singh
Policies & Perspective

Caliphate is Almost Doomed but Problems and the Ideas Remain

Alvite Singh Ningthoujam, Senior Research Associate, VIF

The anti-Daesh military campaign for the liberation of Mosul in Iraq, which was kick-started in October last year, showed some significant advancement, beginning with the recapture of the town’s eastern neighbourhood by late January this year. With

Governance and Political Studies

जिसकी लाठी उसकी भैंस: चीनी (और पाकिस्तानी) शासनकला का राग

Rear Admiral Sudarshan Y Shrikhande, IN (Retd)

क्लॉजेवित्स की ‘ऑन वॉर’ में ‘डिफेंस’ नाम के उबाऊ शीर्षक वाली छठी पुस्तक के पहले अध्याय में उनक

National Security and Strategic Studies, Hindi

नक्सलवाद पर सख्त नीति की जरूरत

Shiwanand Dwivedi

गत 24 अप्रैल को छत्तीसगढ़ के सुकमा जिला में एक नक्सली हमले को अंजाम दिया गया, जिसमे एक सीआरपीएफ के 24

Leftwing Extremism, National Security and Strategic Studies, Hindi

Strengthening of the ‘Aadhaar’ Scheme

Shreya Kedia

The Union Government’s roadmap to expand the role of Aadhaar, from being just a voluntary document that was meant to maintain checks and balances on theft and pilferage from various social welfare schemes to a single verification identification doc

Governance and Political Studies

Trincomalee: India’s Call

Gopal Suri, Senior Fellow, Maritime Studies

Trincomalee, or ‘Trinco’ in mariners’ jargon, is a unique port which fulfils every ship captain’s dream. It has great depths of water, vast sea room to manoeuvre the largest of ships and provides safety from the elements even in the worst of

Neighbourhood Studies, Sri Lanka

Human Shield: Army’s Young Leaders are Confronted with Unusual Situations Daily in Kashmir

Brig Gurmeet Kanwal, Visiting Fellow, VIF

The incident at Budgam must be seen in the correct context. Using a hostage as a human shield is neither part of the army’s SOP, nor is it ever likely to be encouraged or repeated. But, have armchair strategists and promoters of human rights (fo

Media Studies

Does Non-Traditional Security Threats Need to be Re-Defined?

Martand Jha

Non-traditional threats are generally seen as those threats which are emanated by the non-state actors. The threats are not considered mainstream and have been seen as peripheral in nature by security experts. Some scholars also call non-traditional

National Security and Strategic Studies

Current Conflict is Essentially between Global and Local

Prof R Vaidyanathan, Dean, Centre for Economic Studies, VIF

The western world view has dominated for the last 200 or so years and hence their idea of “modern man’ is accepted as the “idea”. It is supposed to transcend territories and cultures. It assumes that “one size” fits all and enunciates “

Governance and Political Studies