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Arpita Anant

Associate Fellow
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Joined IDSA

October 2007


International Politics; Group Rights and Identity Politics; Terrorism; International Relations Theory


Ph.D in International Politics, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Current Project

India’s Engagement with the UN: A Comparative Assessment


Her doctoral thesis is on Group Rights in the Indian and International Discourses. She was awarded the ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship and the Commonwealth Visiting Fellowship during 2001-02 to undertake doctoral research. She has worked as a researcher at the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, New Delhi (1999-2000), Strategic Foresight Group, Mumbai (2004-05) and the National Centre of International Security and Defence Analysis (NISDA), University of Pune (2005-2007).

Select Publications

  • Africa, India and UN Security Council Reform, Africa Trends, Volume 4, Issue 3, July-September 2015.
  • China and the United Nations, China Yearbook 2014, Magnum Books Pvt Ltd, 2014
  • “Global Governance and the Need for ‘Pragmatic Activism’ in India’s Multilateralism”, Strategic Analysis, Vol 39, Issue 5, September 2015, pp. 488-499.
  • “China and the United Nations” in Prashant Kumar Singh (ed.), China Yearbook 2014, IDSA/Magnum Books Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, 2015, pp. 131-146.
  • “India and International Terrorism” in David Scott (ed.), Handbook of India’s International Relations, London:Routledge, 2011, pp. 266-276
  • “Group Rights and Identities: A Case for Theory beyond the Nation State” in Mangesh Kulkarni (ed.), Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Political Theory, New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2011, pp. 87-116
  • Edited, Non-State Armed Groups in South Asia: A Preliminary Structured Focused Comparison, New Delhi: Pentagon Security International, 2012.
  • "Identity and Conflict: Perspectives from the Kashmir Valley", Strategic Analysis, Volume 33, Issue 5, September 2009.

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