Religious Riots in India: Localised or Widespread?

By Sauro Dasgupta Hindu-Muslim conflict in India is highly localised. 70 percent of Hindu-Muslim violence takes place in mostly a few cities like Aligarh, Surat, Varanasi, Delhi, Bengaluru, Ahmadabad, Tanjore, Meerut, etc. Fortunately, India’s villages have been largely unscathed by the communal killings that have swept its cities. Dr. Steven Wilkinson and Dr. Ashutosh Varshney …

Peace and Violence: An Analysis

By Sauro Dasgupta Any concept of peace includes the absence of direct violence between states — engaged in by military and others — in general and the absence of massive killing of categories of humans in particular. That’s why studying peace is important. According to Dr. Johan Galtung, the Father of Modern Peace and Conflict …

Interpretations of Human Rights

By Sauro Dasgupta Human Rights are moral principles or norms that describe certain standards of human behaviour and are regularly protected as natural and legal rights in municipal, national and international law. They are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. They include the right to …

Libya: The Way Forward is Riddled

By Ambassador Anil Trigunayat A wasted decade is the story of Libya and apathy of an interventionist but irresponsible international community to put it mildly. Arab Spring that started in Tunisia also called “Jasmine Revolution’ left the failing and falling regimes in its wake. The hapless and more disgruntled people are trying to cope with …

The Farm Laws Conundrum

By Sauro Dasgupta The decision of the Government to postpone the implementation of the farm laws soon after a stay order from the Supreme Court has been very disheartening. Now in case the government decides to abrogate of the farm laws, all laws such as abrogation of 370, CAA, abolition of Triple Talaq, etc may …

China’s Strategic Miscalculation: War Avoidance to War Embracement

Lt Gen P R Shankar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, (Retd) Director General of Artillery writes on China’s strategic miscalculation- war avoidance to war embracement. Read this exclusive article of The Viyug

India-US Ties in the Post-Pandemic Era

By Anirudh Ramakrishna Phadke The following piece is a long-read. It is graded 7.5/10 India and the United States of America being the two big powers in the Indo-Pacific region also shares values of democracy at the fundamental level. Diplomatic relations between the two countries are the same as relations between two individuals. It is …

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 …

Qassim Soleimani: The Red Hand Warrior

It’s almost a year since the death of Qassim Soleimani. Read this special commentary of the Iran’s second most powerful person and military general Qassim Soleimani. Read the article to know how he became Iran’s second most powerful person and the strategy behind his assassination by the United States.