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  • Ruchita Beri

    Senior Research Associate
    Email: 
    berir91@gmail.com
    Phone: 
    +91 11 2671 7983

    Ms. RuchitaBeri is a Senior Research Associate and Coordinator, Africa, Latin America, Caribbean and United Nations Centre at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. She researches on political and security issues in Sub-Saharan Africa, India-Africa relations and Emerging Powers in Africa. She is currently the Vice President of the African Studies Association of India, a member of the Africa Committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and serves on the Executive Board of the Forum for Indian Development Cooperation (FIDC). She is also a member of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICCI) Task Force on Blue Economy.

    Ms. Beri has participated in many international conferences and regularly lectures at several institutions in India, such as the National Defence College, Foreign Service Institute, Army War College and College of Naval Warfare. She is the Editor of Africa Trends, a quarterly magazine published by IDSA and is also on the Editorial Board of Austral: Brazilian Journal of Strategy & International Relations. She has edited several books including Africa and Energy Security (2009), India and Africa: Enhancing Mutual Engagement (2013) India and Africa: Common Security Challenges for the Next Decade (2016); and co- edited a monograph United Nations Security Council Reform: Perspectives and Prospects (2014). She has contributed journal articles and book chapters to over 80 publications. She has an MPhil in African Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, and a diploma on Conflict Studies from the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden.

    Publications at IDSA [+]

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    • IDSA News

      Senior Research Associate, IDSA, Ms Ruchita Beri’s article on Anti-immigrant violence in South Africa, titled, ‘Anti-immigrant violence in South Africa may impact Diaspora ties” was published in India Review and Analysis, vol. 1, issue 7, April 10, 2017

      June 22, 2017
    • IDSA Comments

      The Corridor marries India’s brand of human resources development and capacity building with Japan’s objective of delivering quality infrastructure in the region.

      June 13, 2017
    • Africa Trends

      Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Africa will go a long way in cementing ties with the African countries in the field of food security, energy and defence. At the same time, this visit will put to rest criticism of India’s visibility deficit in the region.

    • IDSA Comments

      Terrorism has grown exponentially in the African continent, not only in terms of the number of attacks but also the number of countries affected. There is an arc of instability spreading across Africa, from Nigeria in the west to Somalia in the east.

      April 13, 2017
    • Africa Trends

      India’s relations with African countries are surging ahead in the political, economic and multilateral spheres. To an extent, this reflects India’s recognition of the economic and political transformation of Africa in the recent years. Last year, there was a spurt in the number of countries going to the polls in Sub-Saharan Africa including Ivory Coast in the west to the Seychelles in the east; the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa and Zambia in southern Africa. At the same time, Africa has performed quite well economically.

    • Book
      • Publisher: Pentagon Press
        2016

      Over the coming decade, converging global security challenges will necessitate combined efforts by states to manage threats and maximise opportunities. Among the most significant challenges that India and Africa will face in paricular, are reforms in global governance institutions, maritime security threats in the Indian Ocean, energy insecurity and the rise of extremism and terrorism. This volume combines Indian and African perspectives with regard to the common security challenges they are likely to face in the foreseeable future.

      • ISBN 978-81-8274-860-6,
      • Price: Rs. 595
      • E-copy available
    • IDSA Comments

      As Modi speeds up engagement with African countries, there is an important challenge that he faces within the country, namely, making African nationals feel welcome in India.

      July 05, 2016
    • IDSA Comments

      Has South Africa buckled under Chinese pressure to oppose India’s membership in the NSG? While this cannot yet be confirmed, there are strong indicators that it could be a possibility.

      June 15, 2016
    • Africa Trends

      India hosted the third India Africa Forum Summit from October 26-30, 2015. The summit concluded with an agreement to set up a monitoring mechanism that will evaluate the implementation of the projects planned during the summit. It is hoped that India will work towards delivering all the promises made in New Delhi.

    • IDSA Comments

      Touted as the most spectacular diplomatic exercise hosted by India since the 1983 Non Aligned Movement (NAM) summit, this meeting provides opportunity for India to rejuvenate relations with the continent.

      October 29, 2015
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