Terrorism
Joint Military Operations against Daesh in Southern Philippines

Pertinent Issues Terror as a tool has been used through the ages to achieve political and military objectives. Currently it is often described as Fourth Generation Warfare. Broadly it is an asymmetric tool that is normally used....

Diplomatic Isolation of Qatar: Causes and Consequences

Recently, three of Qatar’s most powerful neighbours decided to severe ties with the gas-rich country. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt announced to severe all– sea, land, air, diplomatic – linkages with Qatar. This i....

Attacks in the United Kingdom and the Wider Implications

The string of recent attacks in the United Kingdom (UK), in less than three months, has once again brought to the fore the vulnerability, not only of the UK, but of the international community at large, arising from the activities of rabid terrorist ....

Missing Factors in India’s Policy towards Pakistan

Many in India often wonder why don’t we have better relations with Pakistan and how long will we keep on bickering and fighting. Many also point to the perils of a miscalculation given that the two countries are nuclear weapons states. The most fam....

KPS Gill: Tribute to a Supercop

Kanwar Pal Singh Gill has been hailed as one of the most successful fighters against terrorism. He vanquished what was one of the most lethal and one of the most devastating terrorist movements in the history of the world. He has also been criticized....

Visit of Delegation from Peking University, China

Mr Liu Xianjing, Deputy Director General of International Cooperation Center (ICC) for the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), led a delegation from Peking University (China) to visit the VIF. The visit was aimed furthering the bilate....

Caliphate is Almost Doomed but Problems and the Ideas Remain

The anti-Daesh military campaign for the liberation of Mosul in Iraq, which was kick-started in October last year, showed some significant advancement, beginning with the recapture of the town’s eastern neighbourhood by late January this year. With....

Pakistan: Evolving Dynamics

Notion of Pakistan Faiz Ahmad Faiz, expressed his disillusionment with the partition in his famous verse:

Ye daghdaghujala, ye shab-gazidasahar Vointizarthajis-ka, ye vosahar to nahin, Ye vosahar to nahinjiskiarzulekar Cha....

Pakistan Needs Tough Handling

No Indian government so far has found an answer to our unique Pakistan problem. Pakistan was a product of deep divisions - of land, people and religion - accompanied by bloodshed, ethnic cleansing and refugee flows. India’s secular, multi-religious....

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