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  • Arpita Anant

    Associate Fellow
    Email: 
    arpita_anant@gmail.com
    Phone: 
    +91 11 2671 7983

    ArpitaAnant is an Associate Fellow at IDSA. She joined the Institute in 2007 and was associated with the Internal Security Centre until 2012. Based on field study, her research focussed on the transition in the state of Jammu and Kashmir from a period of high levels of turmoil due to terrorism during the 1990s. Dr.Anant’s current area of research is India’s multilateralism at the United Nations with particular focus on peacekeeping, terrorism and sustainable development. She also does research on China and global governance. Dr.Anant is the Associate Editor of Africa Trends: A Quarterly News Magazine. She has also been a member of the website editorial team and has contributed to the UN section of IDSA’s The Week in Review.

    Awarded a PhD in International Politics in 2004 by the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, her doctoral thesis was on Group Rights in the Indian and International Discourses. She was awarded the ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship and the Commonwealth Visiting Fellowship (Canada) 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).

    Dr.Anant has several refereed and non-refereed publications. Some among them are: “Global Governance and the Need for ‘Pragmatic Activism’ in India’s Multilateralism”, Strategic Analysis, Vol 39, Issue 5, September 2015, pp. 488-499; “China in Global Economic Governance: Cautious Debut, Confident Journey”, in Jagannath P. Panda (ed.), China’s Transition Under Xi-Jinping, China Yearbook 2015, New Delhi, Pentagon Press, pp. 188-203; “China and the United Nations”, in Prashant Kumar Singh (ed.), China Yearbook 2014, New Delhi, Magnum Books Pvt Ltd, 2014, pp. 131-146; Beyond Stereotypes: Contours of the Transition in Jammu and Kashmir, IDSA Monograph No. 16, April 2013; “India and International Terrorism”, in David Scott (ed.), A Handbook of India’s International Relations, London, Routledge, 2011, pp. 266-276; Counterinsurgency and ‘Op Sadhbhavana’ in Jammu and Kashmir, IDSA Occasional Paper No. 18, October 2011; “Identity and Conflict: Perspectives from the Kashmir Valley”, Strategic Analysis, Volume 33, Issue No.5, 2009 pp. 760-773. She is the editor of Non-State Armed Groups in South Asia: A Preliminary Structured Focused Comparison, New Delhi, Pentagon Security International, 2012.

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    • At the very least, the decision on text-based negotiations has brought some more
      legitimacy to the process of reform. However, there is no guarantee yet that
      Security Council reform is any closer or any less complicated.

      Africa Trends
    • While global governance is all about creating an international order that addresses the interests of the big and small nations and people, non-government and corporate entities, the foreign policy of a state, including its multilateralism, aims at achieving its national interest. Tension between the two therefore is only natural. Often this is depicted as a hiatus between the greater good associated with idealism and self-interest associated with pragmatism.

      Strategic Analysis
    • Chair: Mr. G. K. Pillai
      External Discussants: Dr. Suresh K. Goel and Dr. Rana Banerji
      Internal Discussants: Dr. Vinod Kumar and Dr. Saurabh Mishra

      May 22, 2015
      Events
    • Over the years, the world has changed in fundamental ways. We are witnessing a resurgence of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Growth and development have not only made the countries more interdependent, but new and increasingly complex challenges have also arisen. For multilateralism to remain relevant and effective in today's world, multilateral institutions must adapt and reform to reflect contemporary geo-political realities. It is in this context that the expansion of the UN Security Council is of significance.

      Monograph
    • June 13, 2014
      Events
    • This study aims to highlight the contours of transition in Jammu and Kashmir. The study assays the issues and challenges that were highlighted during the three crises in the State since 2008. It analyses the immediate as well as long-term response of the government to these challenges.

      Monograph
    • There is much scope for imaginative thinking on the desirability, compatibility of goals and feasibility of the political, cultural and socio-economic components of the new compact as suggested by the Interlocutors.

      July 04, 2012
      IDSA Comments
    • Over the last few years, there is a whole range of instances where the common Kashmiri has become a part of the Indian landscape, by persevering through the difficult circumstances in the Valley and making something worthwhile of their life.

      February 17, 2012
      IDSA Comments
    • At the core of the Kashmiri discourse on the shortage of power is the distribution of water resources that was agreed to between India and Pakistan through the instrumentality of the Indus Water Treaty.

      February 02, 2012
      IDSA Comments
    • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      Rs. 995
      ISBN: 978-81-8274-575-9
      This book is a comprehensive survey of a large number of non-state armed groups in South Asia. It will be useful for further research on non-state armed violence, including- but not limited to-testing the validity of these generalisations, providing a comparative perspective on select groups and studying more cases to enrich the generalisations.

      Book
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