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म्यांमार से आने वाले शरणार्थियों की बढ़त को लेकर मिज़ोरम ने जताई चिंता

हाल ही में मिज़ोरम सरकार ने म्यांमार में शरणार्थियों की समस्या को लेकर चेतावनी जारी की है। पिछले साल के अंत तक राज्य सरकार यहाँ की स्थिति को लेकर काफ़ी निश्चिन्त थी। उनका मानना था की रखाईन इलाके के रोहिंग्या इस ओर रुख़ नही करेंगे। राज्य सरकार ने बौद्ध...

Commentary: North Korea Takes Advantage of Flags of Convenience Regime

Amid high decibel ‘verbal exchanges’ between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over latter’s nuclear ambition, the United Nations Security Council announced on 22 December 2017 new economic sanctions against Democratic...

ईरान को ट्रंप की ‘नामंजूरी’: आगे क्या

शुक्रवार 13 सितंबर, 2017 को अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति डॉनल्ड ट्रंप ने सख्ती भरे भाषण में ऐलान किया कि वह संसद के सामने यह घोषणा नहीं करेंगे कि ईरान के साथ जिस संयुक्त समग्र कार्य योजना (जेसीपीओए) पर हस्ताक्षर किए गए हैं, वह अमेरिका की राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा के...

Politics and Implications of US Withdrawal from the UNESCO

On Thursday, 12th October, 2017, the Trump Administration abruptly announced that United States would withdraw from its membership of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation or the UNESCO. Israel made a similar...

The False Euphemism of ‘New Cold War’

Introduction Russia’s relationship with West has been on a downward trajectory for a very long period of time. It is under this pretext that an eminent discourse of ‘A New Cold War’ has emerged in the official and academic circles of the West as...

Trump ‘Decertifies’ Iran: What Next?

In a hard hitting speech on Friday the 13 October, 2017, President Trump announced that he would not certify to the Congress that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed with Iran is in US’ national security interest. He accused Iran...

A Talk on ‘India-Afghanistan Relations: Recent Developments and Implications’, by H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani, Foreign Minister of Afghanistan

H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, concluded his three-day visit to India with a talk on ‘India-Afghanistan Relations: Recent Developments and Implications’, delivered at the Vivekananda...

Discussion on “Afghanistan: Emerging Strategic Re-Alignment”

The VIF hosted an internal discussion on ‘Afghanistan: Emerging Realignment’ on 04 May 2017. The purpose was to consider Afghanistan’s dwindling security environment and imperatives for India to hedge its bets against a resurgent Taliban waiting to...

The Perils of the United States Strategy in Syria

In March, at least four hundred United States (US) troops were deployed to Syria without congressional approval.i The stated US objective is to join the offensive against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Raqqa. There are unofficial reports...

US Treasury Securities: Why holding US Debt matters in East Asia

Being an exports-driven and a high trade-to-GDP region, East Asia has more often than not used monetary instruments to affect favorable exchange rates. Depreciated exchange rates have been vital in ensuring the competitiveness of exports and a...

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