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Commentaries & Articles
India's Choice: Bilateral and Quadrilateral?
Published in Columbia Journal of International Affairs on 29 June 2018.
Beginning of a New End in the Korean Peninsula
After almost three and a half months of high-powered diplomacy leading up to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in North Korea, the first meeting between a sitting United States and a North Korean leader took place on 12 June 2018 in Singapore.
Nuances of a Skewed Agreement- An Analysis
As the dust has settled down on the much hyped meeting between President of the United States (POTUS) Mr. Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea (DPRK)
आगे के चुनौती भरे समय में भारत को सोचने होंगे नए तरीके
प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने विदेश नीति के क्षेत्र में हाल ही में एकदम नई सोच का प्रदर्शन किया है। इससे पता चलता है कि भविष्य में भारत के सामने आने वाली चुनौतियों से वह अच्छी तरह से वाकिफ हैं।
Report of the UN High Commissioner on “Kashmir”: Promotion of Human Rights or creating a controversy?
The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussain submitted his Report on “Kashmir” on 14th June, 2018. The Report comes at a time when the Human Rights Council (HRC) has just begun its session in Geneva. The timing could be a coincidence, but the methodology, and selective use of facts raise troubling questions.
China and the Kim-Trump Summit
Published in Science, Technology & Security Forum, Manipal University on 27 June 2018.
UN Report on Human Rights ‘Violations’ in Jammu & Kashmir: Countering Machinated Allegations against the State
Credibility and impartiality are supposed to be the highest considerations for the United Nations (UN) or any of it multiple bodies when it comes to any investigative reportage about events it wishes the international community to take note of. Correctly it must also consult the government in question on any issue which could adversely affect the image and standing of that state. That is because ‘fake news’ may be a recent phenomenon but ‘disinformation’ as a strategy of information warfare is a long existent one.
VIF News Digest
Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
July 13, 2018
VIF Fortnightly News Digest: National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism (June 16 – 30, 2018)

Contents Defense News: AI Task Force hands over final report to RM; MoD Enhances Financial Powers of DRDO; Air-...

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International Development
August 10, 2018
VIF News Digest: International Developments (30 July-5 Aug, 2018)

USA Ahead of Asia trip, business lobby gives Pompeo an earful on Trade War, 1 Aug 2018 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

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Neighbourhood News
August 13, 2018
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: 13th August, 2018

329 MNAs take oath as 15th National Assembly is born: Dawn August 13, 2018 The first session of the 15th National Assembly...

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