Commentaries & Articles
What does Taliban Governance mean for the region?
Since the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan nearly nine months ago, the group’s governance has been marked by human rights violations, harsh restrictions on women, and the dominance of radical ideas. In this latest episode of the VIF podcast, we address the issue at hand and how the shift in the Pakistan government will have an impact on the Taliban. Joining the podcast is Michael Kugelman, Deputy Director of the Asia Program and Senior Associate South Asia at the Wilson Center.
"Many facets of the Indian Archive"
There have been debates galore with respect to the idea behind an Archive and its usage. In the present context, unlike the Library and in circles outside academia, the Archive (state and privately run) is a less popular structure not completely sure about its true purpose and quite oblivion to its vital role in validating one’s legacy. The authors of the following piece have been working as archivists for the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library for a good many years.
War in Ukraine: Are Russia’s Cyber Warfare Capabilities Overhyped?
Introduction. Since the early 90s, experts have been saying that the next war will be fought in cyberspace. A ‘cyber Pearl Harbour’ would meltdown government systems, cripple critical infrastructure and plunge modern militaries and societies into darkness. Modern warfare is highly dependent on technology, and it has not happened in Ukraine. This is a conventional war where bullets rather than bytes are raining down on combatants and civilians, causing devastation and misery.
Recent Clashes in Jerusalem, West Bank and Israel
Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF evaluates the recent clashes in Jerusalem, West Bank, and Israel. The speaker identifies the reasons for the recent uptick in attacks; the possibility of renewed Hamas-Israel conflict and assesses Russia's role in Israel-Palestine dynamics.
नेपाली प्रधानमंत्री देउबा की भारत यात्रा
पीएम देउबा का दौरा
नेपाल के प्रधानमंत्री शेर बहादुर देउबा अप्रैल महीने में अपनी तीन दिवसीय (एक अप्रैल से तीन अप्रैल 2022) यात्रा पर भारत आए थे। देउबा जुलाई 2021 में पदभार ग्रहण करने के बाद अपनी पहली विदेश यात्रा पर भारत आए थे। उनके साथ 25 सदस्यीय एक प्रतिनिधिमंडल भी आया था। प्रधानमंत्री देउबा की भारत यात्रा कई मायनों में अधिक परिणामदायक साबित हुई है। अव्वल तो यह कि वे पूर्व सरकार के काल में उपजे शक-शुबहा एवं मतभेदों को दूर कर परस्पर संबंधों में भारत को भरोसा दिलाने-जीतने में कामयाब रहे हैं तो दूसरी ओर नेपाल की आर्थिक तरक्की की कई योजनाओं पर भी भारत की रजामंदी हासिल की है। इससे यह उम्मीद बंधी है कि नेपाल-भारत संबंध फिर से पटरी पर हैं और दोनों ही देश मिल कर आगे बढ़ने के प्रति प्रतिबद्ध हैं।
Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s Visit to India
In this episode of VIF Podcast, we discuss the major highlights of the Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s visit to India. Ambassador Rae says that the visit strengthens the bilateral ties between India and Nepal and Joint Vision Statement on Power Sector Cooperation opens up new avenues of cooperation in the power sector.
Explained: Why India’s Stance on Russia-Ukraine Crisis is Nuanced?
Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine evoked almost immediately world-wide condemnation. Russia’s actions were condemned at the UN Security Council and General Assembly. In view of India’s special ties with Russia, India abstained from such US-sponsored resolutions. In the latest measures against when the UN General Assembly passed a resolution to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council India again abstained. The resolution was adopted revoking Russia’s membership with 98 countries voting in favour and 24 against. 58 countries abstained.
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