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Rajorshi Roy

Rajorshi Roy is Research Assistant at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile [+].

Revival of the Russian Military: An Assessment

August 31, 2016
Russian Military

Russia’s military intervention in Syria – its first beyond its immediate neighbourhood since the end of the Cold War – highlights the significant transformation that its armed forces have gone through.

Erdoğan’s Visit to St. Petersburg: A Measured Russia-Turkey Rapprochement

August 16, 2016

While a Russia-Turkey rapprochement is driven by their particular national interests, its trajectory and outcome are likely to be shaped by the interplay of several geo-economic and geo-political factors.

Are Russia and NATO inching towards a conflict?

August 08, 2016

The Joint Communique issued by the recent NATO summit, held on July 8-9 in Warsaw, appears to have sown the seeds of a renewed confrontation with Russia.

Searching for a common ground in Russia-Japan relations

July 23, 2016

Research Assistant, IDSA, Mr Rajorshi Roy’s commentary on Russia-Japan relations, titled ‘Searching for a common ground in Russia-Japan relations’ was published in Russia Direct on July 23, 2016.

Rumblings in Kazakhstan: A Warning for Central Asia?

June 23, 2016

The June 5 mass shooting in the Kazakh city of Aktobe highlights emerging fault-lines in the Eurasian heartland. In one of the most violent incidents in the country’s history, clashes between armed attackers and security services left 19 dead — 13 attackers, three civilians, and three servicemen.

Fallout of Turkey’s Shooting Down of the Russian Aircraft

December 22, 2015

Turkey’s unprecedented military action raises two questions: What is the likely impact on its ties with Russia? And, what are the dynamics of a ‘Russia-West’ collaboration over Syria?

John Kerry’s visit to Sochi: The new dynamics of Russia-U.S. engagement

June 11, 2015
John Kerry’s visit to Sochi: The new dynamics of Russia-U.S. engagement

The new contours of a Russia-U.S. engagement appear to be shaping up. There is a growing realization in the U.S. that treating Russia as an adversary can be counter-productive.

Russia’s New Military Doctrine: An Overview

April 16, 2015
Russia’s New Military Doctrine: An Overview

The new military doctrine reflects Russia’s views on the changing geo-political order. It perceives key military risks as emanating primarily from the ‘West’ and dwells on measures to counter them.

Ceasefire in Ukraine: An Assessment

October 10, 2014
Ceasefire in Ukraine: An Assessment

While the ceasefire is a much needed respite yet it does raise two questions: What made the key players arrive at such agreements? Can these deals facilitate the initiation of a political dialogue in Ukraine?

Russia’s Military Cooperation Agreement with Pakistan: An Assessment

December 15, 2014
Russia’s Military Cooperation Agreement with Pakistan: An Assessment

The military cooperation agreement between Russia and Pakistan raises two pertinent questions: What are the driving factors behind Russia’s Pakistan strategy? And should India be concerned?

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