Pakistan’s National Security Policy 2022-26: Some New Elements but No Shift on India

The Imran Khan government has produced the country’s first ever National Security Policy (NSP) document that outlines Pakistan’s approach to national security and provides guidance to the government departments. A public version of the document h

Kazakh Protests: What Next?

On the 4th 5th and 6th January 2022, Kazakhstan was convulsed by the most violent of protests since 1989. While the situation has been controlled for now by swift, strong state action, the event is likely to have wide-ranging internal, regional and g

पाकिस्तान में हालात: इमरान खान सरकार पर बनता-बढ़ता दबाव

इमरान खान की सरकार फिसलन भरी है। नए डीजी आइएसआइ की नियुक्ति के एक अनोखे मामले पर सरकार और सेना क

Geopolitical trends of 2021 and impact on India

3 January 2022 The year 2021 saw numerous upheavals and developments shaping the world and will certainly stand out as a difficult year with some promising developments. As the world steps into the new year, join Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF and

Likely Geopolitical Trends in 2022

We should expect a sharpening of great power rivalries and an increase in geopolitical tensions in 2022. If 2021 provides any indications, the world is likely to remain turbulent in the absence of credible mechanisms and effective cooperation to reso

Covid’s Impact: Likely Trends in 2022

About 5.8 million people reportedly died globally due to covid[1]. The unreported number is much higher. The world struggled to come out with a comprehensive, coordinated, effective response to the Covid pandemic crisis. The invention of vaccines was

Lack of Political Will at COP26 led to a Weak Outcome

How should one assess the outcome of the much-hyped COP26? Even a cursory reading of the outcome document[1] adopted by COP26 shows how weak the result has been. The COP bravely resolved to “pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to

The Situation in Pakistan: Pressure Building on the Imran Khan Government

Imran Khan government is on a slippery slope. The trust between the government and the army has been dented on the curious case of the appointment of the new DG ISI. The two sides are no longer on the same ‘page’. This spells trouble for the gove

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