Human Rights
Learning to Win Wars, Not Just Battles!

The Russo-Ukraine War 2022 has clearly indicated that warfare is changing at dramatic rate and scope and historical similarities might not provide any guidance to the future ones. Our experience of past wars would be divorced from realities of 21st C....

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....

India’s Engagement with Human Rights

The Vivekananda International Foundation hosted a discussion on India’s Engagement with Human Rights on 27th January 2022. In 2021, India got elected to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the second term (2022-24) to strengthen its commitment ....

The Re-election of Gambian President Raises Hope for Justice

On 4th December 2021, The Gambia, the smallest country in mainland Africa, held its presidential election. The present election can be viewed as a strong statement in support of successful transition towards a democratic society. To recall, in the la....

Blinken’s India Visit: Taking Strategic Partnership to the “Next Level”

The just concluded visit of the US Secretary of State Blinken to India merits keen scrutiny coming as it has on the cusps of regional developments in Afghanistan, global pandemic management, forthcoming meetings on the Indo Pacific and a host of ongo....

Appalling state of Press Freedom in Pakistan

A strained relationship exists between the media and state in Pakistan. Pakistan has gradually and systematically strengthened a tyrannical grip over freedom of expression1. More sophisticated and complex methods of silencing dissenting v....

Developments in Xinjiang

Join Prof Srikanth Kondapalli and Dr Teshu Singh as they review the developments in Xinjiang