Commentaries & Articles
Myanmar’s Battle on Social Media
In the present century, social media has become a battleground to provide authenticity and validation for oneself as well as to produce hatred and discontent for others. Since the rise of the Arab Spring, the role of social media in spreading democratic norms and values has been highlighted. However, in the prevailing conflicts around the world, the countries are using social media as a tool to disseminate propaganda, create fear and for ‘information warfare’. For instance, during the COVID-19 crisis, social media was used to instill fear and spread misinformation.
Demystifying the “Armed Struggle” in Jammu and Kashmir
The younger generation may not be aware, but when gun toting “mujahideen” [holy warriors] first appeared in J&K during the late 80s, they had assured the people that ‘azadi’ [freedom] was just round the corner. So, as the New Year unfolds, it’s time for the people of Kashmir to introspect on what the ongoing “armed struggle” has given them, because even after 34 years the ‘azadi’ that was promised is nowhere in sight.
Central Asia: A Look Back At 2021 and Outlook For 2022
The year 2021 has been challenging for Central Asia. The year marked the three decades of independence for the Central Asian countries since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The socio-economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been devastating for Central Asia’s developing economies.
East Asia: Likely Trends in 2022
A year has just ended and we usher into another one. Many parts of the world witnessed dramatic developments in political, economic and defence/security realms. In a globalised and inter-connected world, no part of the world remained insulated from developments happening in another part of the world, how remote that part might be.
India 1952-1976 and 2014-2021: Two Periods of Political Stability- A Comparative Analysis
People’s Mandates since Independence
The first general elections of 1951 in independent India installed a single party-(Indian National Congress INC for short), majority government at the center as also in all the states.
कॉप 26 : शुद्ध सकारात्मक और कॉरपोरेट के सामाजिक उत्तरदायित्व
विलुप्त होते डायनासोर को लेकर ब्रिटेन के ग्लासगो में आयोजित कॉप-26 सम्मेलन में एक सहानुभूति अपील की गई थी, जिसका शीर्षक था-"विलुप्त होना कितना बुरा है"। इस अपील ने हर निर्णय निर्माता, नागरिक समाज, कॉरपोरेट, शिक्षाविदों का ध्यान अपनी ओर आकर्षित किया था। इसने कोरोना वायरस से फैले अंतहीन संकटों के बीच जलवायु परिवर्तन एवं जलवायु की स्थिरता के प्रति वास्तविक रूप से प्रतिबद्ध होने के लिए दुनिया का आह्वान किया। भारत में नागरिक पुरस्कार समारोह को आम तौर पर लापरवाही से देखा जाता है और हार्वर्ड बिजनेस रिव्यू में निवेशक जेड एमर्सन के स्थिरता पर प्रकाशित लेख को भी यों ही देखा जाता है, जिसमें कॉरपोरेट के स
The Last Two Gulf Summits- Looking at New Horizons
Addressing the Shura Council King Salman of Saudi Arabia last week reiterated his concern about the Iranian government’s policy which is destabilizing regional security and stability, including building, and backing sectarian armed militias and propagating its military power in other countries. He expounded that "(We follow with concern) its lack of cooperation with the international community regarding its nuclear programme and its development of ballistic missiles," while expressing hope that Tehran will change its negative behaviour and choose dialogue over cooperation.
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China Daily Digest
January 24, 2022
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Global Developments And Analysis: Weekly Monitor
January 18, 2022
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Economic China growth figures reveal need for swift policy responses China has just posted a record annual trade surplus...

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Africa Now
January 24, 2022
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Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
January 3, 2022
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DEFENCE Third Annual Defence Dialogue between India and France. New generation ballistic missile successfully test-fired...

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International Development
July 3, 2021
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VIF Cyber Review
January 7, 2022
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Myanmar Round Up
January 15, 2022
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West Asia Round Up
January 24, 2022
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Abstract: 2021 ended on a promising note for the region as rapprochement and reconciliation among major rivals was achieved...

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