Islamic State
Is India Likely to be the Next Major Target of ISIS? - An Analysis of Post-Manhattan Terror Attack

From the reports of the intelligence and security establishment, it is clear that activities of IS sympathisers in India are under control. Indeed, there have been no recent reports of radicalised youth trying to migrate to centers of IS activiti....

Post-ISIS: Future of Global Jihad

Post-Islamic State Jihad-Terror As Islamic State (IS), or ISIS (Daesh) is continuously losing territories in Iraq and Syria and with the imminent likelihood of it’s fading into oblivion, sooner than later, the questions that hau....

Interaction with Amb Tariq Karim, Bangladesh’s former Ambassador to India

Amb Tariq Karim, Bangladesh’s former High Commissioner to India and a Distinguished Fellow at the VIF, delivered a talk on some of the recent developments in Bangladesh on. He broadly dwelt upon the Islamic State (IS) factor in Bangladesh, the upco....

Interaction with Ambassador Peter Burian, EU’s Special Representative for Central Asia, February 10, 2017

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) invited Amb. Peter Burian, European Union’s Special Representative for Central Asia, on February 10, 2017 to deliver a talk on EU’s perspective and strategy for Central Asia. His address was followed by ....

Internal Security and Police Reforms

Policing in contemporary India has turned into a major challenge, This challenge requires the evolution of new policing culture, better training, comprehensive modernisation and astute personnel management. However, efforts made towards that directio....

Vimarsha on 'Jihadist Threat to India – The Case for Islamic Reformation by an Indian Muslim'

Given below is the text of the speech delivered by Tufail Ahmad, Director of South Asia Studies Project at the Washington D.C.-based Middle East Media Research Institute, on the occasion of the release of his book in New Delhi. The book, "Jihadist....

Syria: The Russians are leaving, or are they?

Russian President Putin’s decision to pull out his military resources from Syria has been received with much skepticism and analysts are pulling out all the stops to examine the decision from every angle. Till late the Russian Air Force was using i....

Daesh in Iraq: A Concern for Iran

Living with challenges has become a norm for the Islamic Republic of Iran. After the 1979 Islamic Revolution, it witnessed some mega problems, including eight-year war with Iraq, controversial nuclear programme, international sanctions, etc. Curre....

Libya: An Emerging Model for the Islamic State

Introduction Instability created by terror-related activities is not a new phenomenon in the Maghreb region or Northwest Africa. Looking at the present scenario in this region, there are no signs of improvement, particularly on security sph....

Interaction with Daniel Pipes, President of the Middle East Forum

OOn 10 February 2016, the VIF invited Daniel Pipes, an internationally acclaimed scholar on radical Islam and the President of the Middle East Forum, for an interaction on Islamism and the politico-religious dimensions of the conflict in the Middle E....

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