Commentaries & Articles
Greedy Dragon Thirsty Neighbours
How stealthy China’s gigantic river projects will create strategic conflicts in a region suffering from growing water scarcity
Pakistan and Related Questions
One expected that with the British agreeing to the partition of India and creating at the behest of the Muslim League the country called Pakistan, India and Pakistan would be able to follow their different paths of government and development. Both countries inherited the British administrative system with representative democracy as the form of government. After Jinnah’s death Pakistan moved rapidly towards Islamic fundamentalism, so much so that in 1956 Pakistan was declared an Islamic Republic.
Dr Baburam Bhattarai's India Visit
An evaluation of the visit to India, from October 20 to October 23, of Nepal’s Prime Minister, Dr Baburam Bhattarai, must take into account not only what he and the Indian side have been projecting but equally of what was done and how it was done.
Socio-Political and Economic Conditions of Tibetan Refugees in India: A Case Study of Dharamsala
This paper highlights the general resettlement programs introduced by His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the support from Indian government and also include the overall socio- political and economic conditions of Tibetan refugees in India for the last 52 years. A case study of Dharamsala has been specifically chosen because it happens to be the epicenter of all Tibetan activities, be it culture, politics, religion and educational institutions. More over the presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has made this place a “little Lhasa”.
The Crisis of Government
“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold, Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world” (The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats)
Indo-Myanmar Security Cooperation: An Analysis
The cooperation that India has received from its neighbours in its quest to combat terrorism and insurgency has waxed and waned like irregular lunar cycles. While Pakistan has been the least cooperative: an influential section of the country’s officialdom even promotes terrorist action inside India, countries like Bhutan and Bangladesh have been quite accommodating. Bhutan acted decisively, albeit somewhat late, against ULFA, NDFB and KLO, and the Royal Bhutan Army’s Op All Clear of December 2003 cleared the Himalayan kingdom of Indian Insurgent Groups.
Our Pak Policy Has Lost Focus
US exasperation with Pakistan is mounting, with sharper warnings to it to curb the Haqqani group. The need to repeat such warnings in public also suggests a degree of helplessness in compelling Pakistan to do America’s bidding. Pakistan’s tenacious resistance, even when cornered on an issue of such vital concern to the US, flows from its calculation that it still retains enough room for defiance.
VIF News Digest
Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
October 17, 2019
VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies and Terrorism, 16-30 September, 2019

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International Development
October 5, 2019
VIF News Digest: International Developments (US, Russia, EU and Africa), 18 September - 3 October 2019

United States Democrats’ plans to tax wealth would reshape U.S. economy: The New York Times, 2 October 2019 Washington —...

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Neighbourhood News
October 18, 2019
VIF Neighborhood News Digest: October 18, 2019

PAKISTAN Speculation swirls as Shahbaz in no hurry to meet Nawaz: Dawn October 18, 2019 PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif seems...

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