Jus ad Bellum and Global Terrorism- The Viyug Issue Brief #2

By Johnny B. Davis About the issue brief The Viyug issue brief is usually published quarterly by the researchers and contributors of The Viyug on selected geopolitical events ranging from War, Military/Foreign Affairs, Strategy and Geo-Political Opinions. Our second that is issue #2 features Johnny B. Davis, an International Law Attorney, Army National Guard JAG … Continue reading Jus ad Bellum and Global Terrorism- The Viyug Issue Brief #2

COVID-19 AND THE MIGRANT WORKERS; By Surya Prakash Singh Badal

Corona and the Migrant Workers Some of the States have large number of migration. A large number of populations migrate not only across the country but worldwide from these states in search of livelihood. In recent days’ I have been coming across many WhatsApp status and news showing issues related to migrant workers. Then question … Continue reading COVID-19 AND THE MIGRANT WORKERS; By Surya Prakash Singh Badal

CHINA’S SALAMI SLICING STRATEGY AND ITS COUNTER STRATEGY BY INDIA IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH; By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke

The Viyug's first exclusive strategy article.

COVID-19: THE VIRUS WHICH TURNED CHINA INTO A NIGHTMARE

By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke The Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China began in tandem with a significant holiday in the Chinese culture: the Lunar New Year. Parts of China, including Wuhan, went under unprecedented quarantines of large number of people in hopes of stemming the spread of disease, known as 2019-nCoV, which was later officially named … Continue reading COVID-19: THE VIRUS WHICH TURNED CHINA INTO A NIGHTMARE

A New Opportunity

By Sauro Dasgupta Image Courtesy: Rediff As the government withdrew the three farm bills, it signified a greater shift in the Modi government’s public policy shift. It shows that the government can balance the interests of the country with the interests of the party. The Modi government got the farm bills passed in Parliament without … Continue reading A New Opportunity

American Occupation: What worked, what didn’t

By Aswathy Kooanmpilly Photo by Brett Sayles on Pexels.com Twenty years later, the US leaves its latest battlefield. Like its other post Second World War ventures, American involvement in Afghanistan has come to nought. Thus, it becomes important to put the event in context by looking into a brief history of American occupation to understand … Continue reading American Occupation: What worked, what didn’t

China’s 2035 Vision and It’s Implications in East Asia and India

By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke While still many parts of the world are accusing China for the COVID-19 pandemic, the dragon has started formulating its next conquest. In late October 2020, Beijing held its fifth plenary session which discussed the draft proposal for the 11th five-year plan & the 2035 grand vision. The planning committee took … Continue reading China’s 2035 Vision and It’s Implications in East Asia and India

How Important is the Indo-Pacific Region to a Strategic India?

By Jay Maniyar The Indo-Pacific Region; Source: The Lowy Institute The Indo-Pacific region is a constructed geography that stretches from the western Indian Ocean Region (IOR), inclusive of the Arabian Gulf in the north and East Africa in the south, all the way up to the western Americas. It has recently gained prominence as a … Continue reading How Important is the Indo-Pacific Region to a Strategic India?

Climate Change and Energy

By Mr. Babu LaL Meena Abstract “Climate change has happened because of human behavior, therefore it’s only natural it should be us ,human beings ,to address this issue. It may not be too late if we take decisive actions today .” - Ban Ki-Moon ,Secretary – General ,United Nations. India is both a major greenhouse … Continue reading Climate Change and Energy

Uprising Local Militia and Intensity of Bloodshed in Afghanistan

By Nadir Shah Katawazai Recently, several districts fell under Taliban control, and the intensity of war from both sides is increasing day by day. The government has changed their plan regarding war and has asked people to shoulder the Afghan forces. The Minister of Defence has urged people to stand with Afghan forces to crush … Continue reading Uprising Local Militia and Intensity of Bloodshed in Afghanistan

Beijing Consensus: China’s developmental alternative to the third world?

By Prashant Sahu Introduction The concept of “Beijing Consensus” (Beijing Gongshi 北京 共识) represents a set of ideas for economic development which tries to encapsulate the policies followed by China since 1978. In the wake of Global financial crisis (2008-09), this concept was promoted as an alternative development model, particularly suited to the Third World … Continue reading Beijing Consensus: China’s developmental alternative to the third world?

Core Interests: Tracing the roots of China’s assertive Foreign Policy

By Prashant Sahu Image Courtesy: The New Yorker The concept of “Core Interests” (hexin liyi 核心 利益) has become an indispensable component of contemporary Chinese foreign policy. This concept is frequently invoked in official and scholarly discussions and is present in many policy pronouncements (Zhou 2019). Although this concept was present in Hu Jintao’s administration, … Continue reading Core Interests: Tracing the roots of China’s assertive Foreign Policy

Amateur Superpower of World Politics

By Subhash Bhambhu Image Courtesy: Foreign Policy Research Institute The US presidency proposed September 11 as the withdrawal deadline for the US and NATO forces to leave Afghan soil. The date is carefully chosen in remembrance of the 9/11 attack. In an interview with Yahoo News, former White House adviser Richard Clarke indicated that there … Continue reading Amateur Superpower of World Politics

China’s increasing influence in West Asia: A realist interpretation

By Prashant Sahu Introduction The West Asian region has been a site by superpower rivalry for regional control and influence. Before Second World War (1939-45), the primary actors were Great Britain and France, but after the War, the USA and USSR have been the primary contending superpowers. Image Courtesy: The Atlantic However, since the 1980s … Continue reading China’s increasing influence in West Asia: A realist interpretation