चीनी कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी के 19वें अधिवेशन से कितनी उम्मीद?

Arvind Gupta, Director - VIF

पेइचिंग में 18 अक्टूबर, 2017 को होने वाले चीनी कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी के अधिवेशन (कांग्रेस) में राष्ट्रप

Neighbourhood Studies, China

Commentary - Presidents First Foreign Trip to Djibouti: Why It Matters?

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF

President R.N. Kovind chose Djibouti as first leg of his visit to Africa. This is the first time a top Indian leader visited Djibouti on an official visit. This is not surprising because Djibouti has a strategic location on the Horn of Africa, border

International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

Of Accountability and Punishment in Congress

Rajesh Singh, Visiting Fellow, VIF
Policies & Perspectives

India Needs Proactive Engagement with East African Countries on Maritime Security

Commodore Somen Banerjee, Senior Fellow, VIF

The Western Indian Ocean has been a fertile ground for almost all maritime threats and challenges; and East African nations have struggled to keep up with the rapidly evolving security scenarios. While there are some notable exceptions, most military

International Relations and Diplomacy, Africa

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