Islamic State
Round Table Discussion on Sri Lanka: Reeling Under the Attack

A round table discussion (RTD) was held on 16th May 2019 at the VIF to discuss the recent terror attacks in Sri Lanka. The discussants included Major General Ashok Mehta, Dr Adil Rashid, Dr Smruti Pattanaik, Prof S D Muni, Dr Sreeradha Datta, Ambassa....

Cryptocurrencies: A New Scourge of Terror Financing

...global counter-terrorism community has serious concerns over the use of cryptocurrencies by terrorist groups for terror financing … this essay examines some of the recent cases of the use of virtual currencies for terror financing, and the use o....

Round Table Discussion on Afghanistan

A Round Table Discussion (RTD) on Afghanistan’s current situation and the way forward was held at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 15 Nov 2017. The panel of discussants included a broad array of security and foreign policy experts,....

Is India Likely to be the Next Major Target of ISIS? - An Analysis of Post-Manhattan Terror Attack

From the reports of the intelligence and security establishment, it is clear that activities of IS sympathisers in India are under control. Indeed, there have been no recent reports of radicalised youth trying to migrate to centers of IS activiti....

Post-ISIS: Future of Global Jihad

Post-Islamic State Jihad-Terror As Islamic State (IS), or ISIS (Daesh) is continuously losing territories in Iraq and Syria and with the imminent likelihood of it’s fading into oblivion, sooner than later, the questions that hau....

Interaction with Amb Tariq Karim, Bangladesh’s former Ambassador to India

Amb Tariq Karim, Bangladesh’s former High Commissioner to India and a Distinguished Fellow at the VIF, delivered a talk on some of the recent developments in Bangladesh on. He broadly dwelt upon the Islamic State (IS) factor in Bangladesh, the upco....

Interaction with Ambassador Peter Burian, EU’s Special Representative for Central Asia, February 10, 2017

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) invited Amb. Peter Burian, European Union’s Special Representative for Central Asia, on February 10, 2017 to deliver a talk on EU’s perspective and strategy for Central Asia. His address was followed by ....

Internal Security and Police Reforms

Policing in contemporary India has turned into a major challenge, This challenge requires the evolution of new policing culture, better training, comprehensive modernisation and astute personnel management. However, efforts made towards that directio....

Vimarsha on 'Jihadist Threat to India – The Case for Islamic Reformation by an Indian Muslim'

Given below is the text of the speech delivered by Tufail Ahmad, Director of South Asia Studies Project at the Washington D.C.-based Middle East Media Research Institute, on the occasion of the release of his book in New Delhi. The book, "Jihadist....

Syria: The Russians are leaving, or are they?

Russian President Putin’s decision to pull out his military resources from Syria has been received with much skepticism and analysts are pulling out all the stops to examine the decision from every angle. Till late the Russian Air Force was using i....

Contact Us