Trump ‘Decertifies’ Iran: What Next?

Arvind Gupta, Director - VIF
In a hard hitting speech on Friday the 13 October, 2017, President Trump announced that he would not certify to the Congress that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed with Iran is in US’ national security interest. He accused Iran
International Relations and Diplomacy, West Asia

कतर को राजनयिक तौर पर अलग-थलग करना: कारण और परिणाम

Manpreet Sohanpal, Research Associate, VIF
हाल ही में कतर के तीन बहुत शक्तिशाली पड़ोसियों ने गैस के प्राचुर्य वाले इस देश के साथ संबंध तोड़
International Relations and Diplomacy, West Asia, Hindi

Diplomatic Isolation of Qatar: Causes and Consequences

Manpreet Sohanpal, Research Associate, VIF
Recently, three of Qatar’s most powerful neighbours decided to severe ties with the gas-rich country. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt announced to severe all– sea, land, air, diplomatic – linkages with Qatar. This i
International Relations and Diplomacy, West Asia

ईरान के राष्ट्रपति चुनाव

Amb D P Srivastava, Distinguished Fellow, VIF
ईरान में हाल ही में संपन्न हुए 12वें राष्ट्रपति ईरानी व्यवस्था के स्थायित्व पर मुहर लगाते हैं। च
International Relations and Diplomacy, West Asia, Hindi

Remembering the Role of Social Media in Arab Spring

Martand Jha
It all started in Tunisia in the month of December, 2010, when Mohamed Bouazizi, a street vendor, immolated himself in protest of the confiscation of his wares and the harassment and humiliation that he reported was inflicted on him by a municipal of
International Relations and Diplomacy, West Asia

Iran's Presidential Election

Amb D P Srivastava, Distinguished Fellow, VIF
Iran's just concluded 12th Presidential election attest the stability of the Iranian system. The election witnessed high voter turn-out of above 73 percent. Rouhani won 57 percent or 23,549,616 votes out of total of 40 million votes cast. He improved
International Relations and Diplomacy, West Asia

War Against Daesh (ISIS) – An Assessment of Mosul Campaign

Alvite Singh Ningthoujam, Senior Research Associate, VIF
After having crushed the concept of the Caliphate little over 90 years ago by Kemal Ataturk, the first president of the modern-day Turkey, a renewed effort was made by a newly-founded Sunni militant group, which, today, is known by the name Islamic S
International Relations and Diplomacy, West Asia

A Renewed Indo-Iranian Security Cooperation in the Offing

Alvite Singh Ningthoujam, Senior Research Associate, VIF
In what could be considered as a new fervour in the Indo-Iranian ties, both the countries are now likely to revive their military-security cooperation. This will add importance to the relationship which, for several years, has been based mostly on oi
International Relations and Diplomacy, West Asia

क्या ईरान ने त्याग दिया है अपना परमाणु विकल्प?

Mayank Anand Purohit, Research Intern, VIF
वर्ष 2016 में ईरान का बाकी दुनिया के साथ राजनीतिक और आर्थिक दोनों तरीकों से पुनर्मिलन हुआ। जनवरी म
West Asia, Hindi

Has Iran given up its nuclear option?

Mayank Anand Purohit, Research Intern, VIF
The year 2016 has seen Iran re-integrate with the world, both politically and economically. This is enabled by the implementation of JCPOA (Joint comprehensive plan of action or the Nuclear Deal) in January. The nuclear sanctions over Iran were withd
West Asia