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China’s Role in Eroding Tibetan Identity: Religious and Cultural Issues

Four years after passing a similar law in Xinjiang, the Chinese government passed the “Regulations on the Establishment of a Model Area for Ethnic Unity and Progress” in Tibet earlier this year. This contentious new law identifies Tibet “an ina....

Xinjiang: China’s Playground for Repressing Uyghurs

“Great crimes feed on great silences. And the Uyghur today have fallen into a kind of black hole”.1 - Dilnur Reyhan, President of the European Uyghur Institute The quote is a part of an....

The Twin Crises at America’s Doorstep

The article has been covered under the following para headings:- America’s moment of truth is here A bitterly divided American society Enter elites and exit class China sees a big opportunity ....

China’s Expanding role in Afghanistan

As the United States plans to confront China in regions such as Indo-Pacific, it ingenuously is paving the way for Beijing’s rising influence at the heart of the Eurasian continent, i.e. Afghanistan. China’s primary aim in Afghanistan is to ensur....

Addressing the China Challenge

(This is a modified version of the talk delivered by Mr. Satish Chandra, Vice Chairman, VIF at the Panchnad Research Institute recently) I propose to dwell essentially on three issues namely the nature and gravity of this challenge, it....

Libya: Turning a New Page?

After months of stalemate, a cease-fire in Libya was announced on 21st August in parallel statements by the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) and the House of Representative (HOR) based in Tobruk. General Haftar however, issued a dism....

The Dismal State of Human Rights in Pakistan

Human Rights in Pakistan remain a vexed issue. The Pakistan state and its security agencies instead of protecting its people remains shamelessly in retreat and have habitually trampled on Human Rights in the name of security, religion and territorial....

The Indus Water Treaty @ 60: Precariously Poised

The Indus Water Treaty (IWT) was signed by India and Pakistan in 1960 after nine years of tortuous negotiations, facilitated by the World Bank. Pakistan was extremely unhappy during the negotiations as it felt that the treaty was unfair to it. Event....

National Security Planning

(The following is an updated version of talk delivered by Director, Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi to the National Defence College, New Delhi faculty and officers on 17 September 2020) India’s national securit....

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