Pakistan
What does Taliban Governance mean for the region?

Since the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan nearly nine months ago, the group’s governance has been marked by human rights violations, harsh restrictions on women, and the dominance of radical ideas. In this latest episode of the VIF podcast, we addr....

China: Daily Scan, April 29, 2022

Land-sea trade corridor connects 107 countries, regions: Xinhuanet
April 27, 2022
The New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor, a trade and logistics passage, has expanded its reach to 315 ports in 107 countries and regions, ....

China: Daily Scan, April 13, 2022

Xi tells Party cadres to make every possible effort to ensure people's happy lives: Xinhuanet
April 12, 2022
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Monday called on Party cadres....

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: March 2022

In the month of March 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized six expert group interactions with most of them being hybrid, the interaction of the strategic discussions group on the Ukraine crisis are for the first time being includ....

Global Terrorism Trends in 2021 & Projections for 2022

संधिविग्रहयोस्तुल्यायां वृद्धौ संधिमुपेयात्।
[Translation: If there is an equal benefit in peace or war, he (the king) should choose peace.] ....

Blasphemy Laws and Female Madrassa of Pakistan

As Pakistan struggles with establishing democracy while parliament has passed no confidence motion against Imran Khan, the extremists are gradually strengthening their grip on Pakistan Society. This time it is a female madrassa which has caught the e....

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-31 March 2022

DEFENCE

Col (Dr) Guru SadayBatabyal (Retd), Politico-Military Strategy of the Bangladesh Liberation War, 1971 Routledge, 2021, PP 314, ISBN: 978-0-367-32268-7 (hbk), INR – 1210/-

Fifty years of the Bangladesh Liberation War has been celebrated this year. It is appropriate that a path-breaking book be published during the Liberation War celebration. This book should be of immense interest to the defence and strategic community....

China: Daily Scan, March 25, 2022

China ready to help Afghanistan achieve true independence, self-development: :Xinhuanet
March 25, 2022
Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here Thursday that China is ready to help Afghanistan ac....

India-Bangladesh Bonhomie at 50: 1971 and the Present

For Bangladesh and India, the past year has been about celebrating 50 years of Bangladesh and commemorating the iconic event, the Liberation War of Bangladesh, one that irreversibly changed the political landscape of South Asia. While much scholar....

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