Ashok K. Behuria

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  • Ashok K. Behuria is Senior Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    Importance of PM Modi’s Visit to Iran: Opportunities and Challenges for India

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Iran is important in many ways. It came at a time when India is seriously contemplating activation of its ‘Look West’ policy and banking on Iran as a ‘gateway’ and provider of a corridor to Central Asia and Afghanistan. The visit sought to revitalise India–Iran bilateral relations which has passed through an uncertain phase during the last decade.

    September 2016

    ISIS down, not out: Ways to kill it

    July 09, 2016

    Senior Fellow, IDSA, Dr Ashok Behuria’s Op-ed on ISIS, titled ‘ISIS down, not out: Ways to kill it’ was published in ‘The Pioneer’ on July 9, 2016.

    India and Pakistan: Will They Move beyond ‘Sharing of Intelligence’?

    Intelligence sharing by the Pakistani National Security Advisor (NSA) with his Indian counterpart in early March 2016 came up as an interesting outcome of the ongoing engagement between them since December 2015. Such exchange of critical information has raised the levels of expectation among the peaceniks in the subcontinent about the prospects of peace talks between the two countries, after a whole series of false starts since 2008.

    May 2016

    Between Despair and Hope

    November 28, 2015

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Ashok Behuria’s article on the current political scenario in Nepal, titled ‘Between Despair and Hope’ was published in ‘The Pioneer’ on November 28, 2015.

    Parliamentary Elections (2015) in Sri Lanka: Explaining UNP’s success and the Challenges Ahead

    Parliamentary Elections (2015) in Sri Lanka: Explaining UNP’s success and the Challenges Ahead

    It was almost certain that the United National Front for Good Governance coalition would outperform the United People’s Freedom Alliance in Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections.

    September 04, 2015

    India’s Renewed Interest in Chabahar: Need to Stay the Course

    India’s Renewed Interest in Chabahar: Need to Stay the Course

    India has to play a critical role in developing and thereby realising the full potential of Chabahar port which will significantly boost its image as a proactive regional power that is building such critical infrastructure not only to maximise its financial and strategic gains but also to propel regional growth and prosperity.

    May 13, 2015

    Does India Have a Neighbourhood Policy?

    The article argues that India does not have a well-defined neighbourhood policy. It makes a historical survey of the approaches of different Indian leaders to the neighbourhood and examines the reasons for the prevailing negative perceptions about India in the region. It argues that these negative perceptions have come about because India has largely adopted an ad hoc and bilateral approach vis-à-vis its neighbours and has allowed its policy to be guided by an overarching concern for security. In recent years, India's approach has changed considerably.

    March 2012

    State versus Nations in Pakistan: Sindhi, Baloch and Pakhtun Responses to Nation Building

    State versus Nations in Pakistan: Sindhi, Baloch and Pakhtun Responses to Nation Building

    The present monograph traces the origins of the Pakistani state and the processes that encouraged the state-sponsored efforts to build a Pakistani nation, and seeks to isolate various problems associated with such nation-building efforts.

    2015

    Early Trends in Afghan Elections: Abdullah Leads the Show

    According to a poll survey, 29 per cent supported the candidacy of Ashraf Ghani, a former World Bank expert, who is one among the three probable candidates President Karzai is supposed to favour. Abdullah Abdullah, runner up in 2009 Presidential poll and former foreign minister, came second with 25 per cent. The rest of the candidates, including Abdul Rab Rasoul Sayaaf, polled under 10 per cent.

    March 12, 2014

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