Corruption
Brazil: In the Eye of the Storm

Brazil, by far the biggest and most powerful country in South America, is witnessing probably the most serious crisis of the century. Though Covid 19 has played havoc on Brazil as it has done to many other developing nations, its after effect has...

Local Perception of China's Growing Role in Central Asia

Introduction China's relation with its Central Asian neighbours has been complicated. Even though Beijing maintains good relations with most Central Asian governments, rising anti-Chinese sentiments among the local populace have proved challenging...

China's Debt Trap in Central Asia

Background Chinese interest in Central Asia is multifold. Firstly to secure its northwestern region of Xinjiang, which shares a direct border with three Central Asian countries; Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. Xinjiang is home to Uyghurs, a...

Lebanon Protests amidst Covid-19 Crisis

Political Blocs in Lebanon March 8 Alliance: Development and Resistance Bloc Free Patriotic Movement Loyalty to the Resistance Bloc (includes Hezbollah) Nasserite Popular Movement Popular Bloc Syrian Ba'th Party Syrian Social Nationalist...

Demonetization: Restoring Probity in public Life

The dramatic announcement by the Prime Minister on the 08-11-2016 regarding De-monetising Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes from the midnight of the same day has electrified the national mood and has altered the paradigm of public life. All black money is...

Standing Up for Nationhood: Winston wouldn’t have His Last Laugh

“What perturbs me greatly is the fact that not only India has once before lost her independence, but she lost it by the infidelity and treachery of some of her own people” - Constituent Assembly speech, November 1949. The World’s largest...

Transparency and Accountability in Governance - International experience in the Indian context

A two day seminar on “Transparency and Accountability in Governance - International experience in the Indian context” was organised by VIF in association with well known civil society leaders and opinion makers like Dr. Subrahmanian Swamy, K N...

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