SAMVAD-II: Dialogue for Peace, Harmony and Security - Global Initiative for Conflict Avoidance and Environmental Consciousness

It will be recalled that ‘SAMVAD’ is an initiative of Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) that was borne out of dialogue between the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The purpose was to adopt princ

Engagement and Encounters of Troops from Colonies and Dominions of the British Empire in WW I

Ajay Pratap Singh
Introduction It is because of the Euro-centrism and the dominance of the Realist tradition that the study of empire in international relations has been ignored. Historiography around the imperial nature of war has not been properl

भारतीय सभ्यता और संविधान

RNP Singh, Senior Fellow, VIF
पारंपरिक भारत ही आज के भारत का उद्भव और स्रोत है। यही भारत के अस्तित्व की रीढ़ है। दार्शनिक स्तर

Indian Civilisation and the Constitution

RNP Singh, Senior Fellow, VIF
The traditional India is the origin and source of the India of today. At the existential level it is the backbone of India. In the philosophic plane it is verily its soul. It is visible in the every walk of life, unless the ‘modern’ Indian, blind

भाषा के नाम पर लड़ाई

Rajesh Singh, Visiting Fellow, VIF
चार महीने पहले द्रमुक नेता एम के स्टालिन ने चेतावनी दी थी कि यदि केंद्र सरकार तमिलनाडु में राजम

The Crisis facing the Buddhist World

Senaka Weeraratna
The Buddhist World lacks an effective mechanism to help save a Buddhist Nation in Danger Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The crisis facing the Buddhist world is neither a decline in religious conviction nor an apprehension

Growing Crimes Against Africans: Time for a Concrete Resolution Roadmap

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF
On 24th March, 2017, the residents of an enclave in Greater Noida allegedly barged into a flat occupied by Nigerian students accusing them of kidnapping and murder of an 17 year-old boy. The mob searched their refrigerator for the remains of a youth.

War Clouds over Europe: Are we prepared?

Prof R Vaidyanathan, Dean, Centre for Economic Studies, VIF
2013 One wrote in 2013 about “Europe Going Down”, that ‘as Europe goes down we need to be prepared for consequences’. To quote: “The European economic and social crisis is becoming worse with each passing day”. One bus

बहुधा दृष्टिकोण

BP Singh (Member, VIF Advisory Council)
जब 9/11 की तबाही हुई, उस दौरान मैं विश्व बैंक में बतौर कार्यकारी निदेशक वर्ल्ड वाशिंगटन डी सी में थ

The Bahudha Approach

BP Singh (Member, VIF Advisory Council)
It was during my tenure as Executive Director, World Bank, at Washington DC, that the catastrophe of 9/11 took place. In the aftermath of the tragedy, it became fashionable for every think-tank to discuss two questions: ‘What went wrong?’