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  • Saurabh Mishra

    Research Assistant
    Email: 
    Saurabh14mishra@gmail.com
    Phone: 
    +91 11 2671 7983

    Saurabh Mishra is a Research Assistant at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses since February 2011. He has done his Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, on “Globalisation and Transnational Conflict: In the Context of Expansion and Cultural Homogeneity”. He earned his Masters and Undergraduate degrees from the same university in 2006 and 2004, respectively. He received the Junior Research Fellowship awarded by the University Grants Commission (India) in 2008. His areas of interests are Globalisation, Peace and Conflict, International Institutions, Indian Foreign Policy, and International Relations Theory. At IDSA, he has worked primarily on India and United Nations, and issues regarding Africa. He is associated with the Indigenous Historical Knowledge Project at the institute, and has co-edited three volumes on “Kautilya and His Vocabulary”. He is also a co-editor and contributor to thebook titled “The Arthasastra in a Transcultural Perspective: Comparing Kautilya with Sun-Zi, Nizam al-Mulk, Barani and Machiavelli, a product of a collaborative project between IDSA, Heidelberg University and National University of Singapore. He has written articles and commentaries regarding India’s voting behaviour in the UN Security Council, the Kenyan case in the International Criminal Court (ICC), UN-AU cooperation, etc.

    Publications at IDSA

    Select Publications

      • Publisher: Pentagon Press
        2017

      This book is the product of a collaborative effort by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi; South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University; and Institute of South Asian Studies, National University Singapore. The volume contains papers exploring Kautilya’s Arthasastra in a transcultural perspective, comparing it with the thoughts of Sun-Zi, Nizam al-Mulk, Barani and Machiavelli.

      • ISBN 978-81-8274-938-2
      • Price: Rs. 995
      • E-copy available
      Book
    • Area1
      Total 637,657 sq km

      Population2
      10,085,638 (July 2012 estimate)

      Africa Trends
    • There is a collective international effort to bring about stability, but its history with its neighbours and divisions within may haunt Somalia's future.

      Africa Trends
      • Publisher: Pentagon Press
        2016

      This book is the third in a series of three volumes on "Kautilya and His Vocabulary" as a part of the "Indigenous Historical Knowledge" project undertaken by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. The edited volumes contain select papers presented in a series of workshops, national and international seminars organised by the Institute. The project is an attempt to trace, look into, analyse and relate with the indigenous strategic thinking in India. These volumes aim at initiating the study, internalisation, spread and consolidation of Kautilya's Arthashastra in the strategic domain. The four focus themes in the three volumes are foreign policy, intelligence, war and internal security as they relate to contemporary times.

      • ISBN 978-81-8274-909-2,
      • Price: Rs. 795
      • E-copy available
      Book
    • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      ISBN: 978-81-8274-866-8

      This book is the second in a series of three volumes on “Kautilya and His Vocabulary” as a part of the “Indigenous Historical Knowledge” project undertaken by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. These volumes aim at initiating the study, internalisation, spread and consolidation of Kautilya's Arthashastra in the strategic domain. The four focus themes in the three volumes are foreign policy, intelligence, war and internal security as they relate to contemporary times.
      E-Copy available

      Book
    • The protracted sectarian conflict in Syria has brought focus on its chemical and biological weapons capability. The West contemplated that the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria might use chemical weapons to gain an upper hand on the rebels in case the conventional strength was weakened.

      CBW Magazine
    • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      ISBN: 978-81-8274-849-1

      This book is the first in a series of three volumes on “Kautilya and His Vocabulary” as a part of the “Indigenous Historical Knowledge” project undertaken by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. The edited volumes contain select papers presented in a series of workshop, national and international seminars organised by the institute. The project is an attempt to trace, look into, analyse and relate with the indigenous strategic thinking in India. These volumes aim at initiating the study, internalisation, spread and consolidation of Kautilya’s Arthashastra in the strategic domain. The four focus themes in the three volumes are foreign policy, intelligence, war and internal security as they relate to contemporary times.

      E-Copy available

      Book
    • The emergence of the AU as a player in maintenance of peace and security should
      not mean prioritising regionalism over the true spirit of internationalism that the
      UN ought to represent. This may need a reform or two on both sides.

      Africa Trends
    • Essentially local Islamist extremist groups such as the Boko Haram, which thrive on the domestic social and economic deprivations, seem to be moving towards collaboration with international Islamist groups. This phenomenon is not new, considering the links of Somali groups with the Al-Qaeda.

      Africa Trends
    • The vote reflected a geopolitical contest wherein the West still has considerable influence and the Chinese influence is on the rise. The discussion and the voting pattern of the African countries also revealed their deep sense of resentment at the West for using the issue of human rights as an excuse against them.

      Africa Trends

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