The Turmoil Within - Pakistan’s future is causing concern all over the world

Pakistan’s future is raising concerns internationally. Can this nuclear-armed country step back from the brink by radically changing its internal and external outlook? Pakistan cannot break its Islamic links as it came into being because of Islam. ....

Don’t Write off Putin Just Yet

Western criticism of the results of the December 4 parliamentary elections in Russia is not surprising. The West’s fued with Russia’s democracy goes back to Putin’s ascendancy to power in 2000. It is Russia’s veering away under him from globa....

India Should Strengthen Its Maritime Security Architecrure

India, as a nation, seems to have gained notoriety for not learning from the past mistakes. Equally glaring is India’s consistent failure to respond to the emerging situations with the speed and seriousness it deserves. And no wonder that the his....

Vimarsha - India 2021: Hazarding Guesses, Guessing Hazards by Shri Gopal Krishna Gandhi

Shri Gopal Krishna Gandhi, former Governor of West Bengal, and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, presented his vision of India in 2021 to an enlightened audience at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on Nov 7, 2011. Crystal-gazing, Shri Gandhi port....

The Law is Not An Ass – Only People Are

There is a monumentally asinine serial called “The Bold and the Beautiful” which has been shown on the television for several years now. Each time an episode ends one feels that we shall now be spared any further infliction. The next episode beg....

CRUNCHTIME PAKISTAN

The already strained US-Pakistan relations appear to have gone into almost a freefall after NATO gunships fired on two Pakistan army posts along the Pak-Afghan border in the Mohmand Tribal agency killing 24 soldiers and injuring around a dozen more, ....

DANGEROUS LIASIONS : Pakistan-China nexus poses strategic threat to India

It is more practical to limit the review of India’s security mainly to the classic concept of a nations’s security, not its extended definition given today that includes energy, food, water etc. With the end of the Cold War and the lowering of t....

Is Democracy another Word For Anarchy?

‘Demos’ in Greek means the people, which is why democracy means the rule of the people. Autocracy means the rule of ruling elite, monarchy means the rule of a sovereign and mobocracy means mob rule, i.e., virtual anarchy. But what exactly are th....

Non-Traditional Threats: An Analytical Perspective from South Asia

Non-Traditional Security (NTS), and threats to NTS, have gained much greater visibility. While NTS threats definitely qualify as a major component of security research, the scope of the term, and consequent analysis and prescriptions, are extremely w....

Seminar on ‘Disasters Risk Reduction: Another Important Route to Poverty Alleviation’

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), in conjunction with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), organized a day long seminar on ‘Disasters Risk Reduction: Another Important Route to Poverty Alleviation’ at the Foundation’s au....

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