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Sumita Kumar

Senior Research Associate
+91 11 2671 7983

Joined IDSA

July 1993


South Asian Security Issues; Special emphasis on Pakistan's Internal Security and Foreign Policy


MA in International Relations, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Current Project

India-Pakistan Peace Process: An Evaluation


In-depth research, presentation, preparation of reports on South Asian security for various agencies and organisations (for instance, report on "Major International Players and India's Neighbours: Pakistan," as part of a National Security Council Secratariat (NSCS), Government of India, project on India and the World in 2020: Security Perceptions July 2001) and organising colloquia on a range of security related issues. Briefings and lectures on Pakistan's foreign policy, domestic politics and South Asian security concerns. Was Staff Representative on the Executive Council of the IDSA from September 2004 till October 2006.

Select Publications

  • "Pakistan and Regionalism," Strategic Analysis, Vol. 30, No. 1, January-March 2006.
  • "The Army in the Power Structure (of Pakistan)," in Ajay Darshan Behera and Mathew Joseph, (eds.), Pakistan In A Changing Strategic Context (Knowledge World, in association with Centre for Strategic and Regional Studies, University of Jammu: New Delhi, 2004).
  • "Nueu Strategische Allianz Zwischen USA and Pakistan," (New Strategic Alliance Between USA and Pakistan) Entwicklungs-Politik (Frankfurt), November 22, 2002.
  • "The Role of Islamic Parties in Pakistani Politics," Strategic Analysis, Vol. 25, No. 2, May 2001.
  • "Pakistan's Nuclear Weapon Programme," in Jasjit Singh, ed., Nuclear India (Knowledge World: New Delhi, 1998).

Other publications