Commentaries & Articles
North Korea’s Sabre-Rattling Continues
North Korea is not deterred by sanctions and continues to pursue its nuclear and missile development programmes. When the year 2022 dawned and the world’s attention was transfixed with Russia’s military operation in Ukraine on 24 February and, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un knew that this shall continue for quite some time, he seized the opportunity to focus on his own advancement of nuclear and missile firing activities. What the world witnessed soon was a slew of ballistic missiles, including hypersonic and long-range weapons.
India-Bhutan Relations: Exploring the New Vistas of Cooperation
In this podcast, Rishi Gupta, Research Associate, VIF, talks to Ambassador VP Haran on India's bilateral ties with Bhutan. In his remarks, distinguished Guest Amb. VP Haran adds that the special ties between India and Bhutan are marked by mutual trust and respect. The ties have evolved over decades from development cooperation, education, and health to space and fintech.
Sri Lanka's Current Economic and Political Crisis
Sri Lanka in India's neighborhood is reeling under economic, political, and social crisis. To listen to the insightful views on the reasons and implications of current development, join us on the podcast by Shri PM. Heblikar and Cchavi Vasisht.
यूक्रेन में युद्ध: जलवायु परिवर्तन और स्वच्छ ऊर्जा संक्रमण के भविष्य के लिए अभिशाप या वरदान?
यूक्रेन में रूस के आक्रमण (जो अभी जारी है) ने मुख्यतः दुनिया भर के देशों की ऊर्जा नीतियों पर फिर से विचार के लिए प्रेरित किया है और इसने नवीकरणीय ऊर्जा और विकार्बनन (डीकार्बोनाइजेशन यानी कार्बन की कमी) के उसके प्रयासों को अधिक राजनीतिक गति दे दी है।
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.
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