national security
Climate Change in The Himalayas : Its Impact on India’s National Security

Human-induced climate change has led to unprecedented changes in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Similarly, the Himalayan and its surrounding mountain ranges, also known as the ‘Third Pole’ is experiencing drastic changes due to global warming.....

India at Crossroads - Part I

Covid-19 was a predictable and avoidable event, if the world had been more transparent and accountable, and less greedy and ambitious. It is important to analyse fast-evolving international developments, thoughts and trends to grasp the choices and i....

India’s Foreign Policy: Surviving in a Turbulent World

Written by foreign policy experts, academics and practioners, this book develops the frameworks and strategies for India’s foreign policy that can be adopted to meet the emerging challenges and non-traditional threats in the new world order. It stu....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 12, 2020

Economic
Investment between U.S. and China Falls as Tensions, Coronavirus Take Toll
Investment between the U.S. and China is off to a weak start in 2020 and could worsen, according to a report published on May 11 that tallies ....

Rethinking National Security in an Age of Pandemics

Introduction
National security has traditionally been defined and understood in military terms. This notion of national security focuses on threats such as external armed aggression, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), terrorism, insurgenc....

Terrorism and Counter Terrorism: Review of Year 2019 and Projections for 2020

The year 2019 had significant developments in global terrorism. The review covers the important activities of terrorism and counter-terrorism (CT) around the globe. There have been ongoing conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Yemen which includes terrorist a....

Homeland Security Conference 2019, on ‘Innovation led Cyber Security Management’, Jointly Organised by the VIF and the FICCI, 22-23 August 2019, New Delhi

The ‘Homeland Security Conference 2019 on ‘Innovation led Cyber Security Management’ was the 3rd edition, jointly organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), and the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry....

Introduction to Indian Strategic Thinking and its Determinants

In 2018, The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held the first of its kind of Certificate Programme to bring together students from Indian Universities, academicians, researchers from think-tanks and other disciplines and introduce them to th....

Rise of Regional Parties and Coalition Politics and its Pitfalls

India has a multi-party system. It is estimated that over 2100 registered political parties have appeared in India since the Independence. Now, only six national political parties and 30 regional political parties are active in both Central and state....

Reflections on the Defence Budget 2018-19

The general features of the Defence Budget for 2018-19 are not different from those of the past. With a total outlay of Rs 4,04,365 cr, including Rs 1,08,853 cr towards pension liabilities, the defence outlay is 16.6 percent of the budgeted central g....

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