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Arpita Anant

Arpita Anant is Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

Global Governance and the Need for ‘Pragmatic Activism’ in India’s Multilateralism

September 2015

While global governance is all about creating an international order that addresses the interests of the big and small nations and people, non-government and corporate entities, the foreign policy of a state, including its multilateralism, aims at achieving its national interest. Tension between the two therefore is only natural. Often this is depicted as a hiatus between the greater good associated with idealism and self-interest associated with pragmatism.

India in Global Governance: Engaging the Counter-Terrorism Regime

May 22, 2015
Time: 
1030 to 1300 hrs
Event: 
Fellows' Seminar

Peacekeeping and Peace-building: Indian Engagements

June 13, 2014
Time: 
1030 to 1300 hrs
Event: 
Fellows' Seminar

Beyond Stereotypes: Contours of the Transition in Jammu and Kashmir

2013
Beyond Stereotypes: Contours of the Transition in Jammu and Kashmir

This study aims to highlight the contours of transition in Jammu and Kashmir. The study assays the issues and challenges that were highlighted during the three crises in the State since 2008. It analyses the immediate as well as long-term response of the government to these challenges.

Debating the Interlocutors’ Report on Jammu and Kashmir

July 04, 2012

There is much scope for imaginative thinking on the desirability, compatibility of goals and feasibility of the political, cultural and socio-economic components of the new compact as suggested by the Interlocutors.

As Pakistan observes Kashmir Solidarity Day…

February 17, 2012

Over the last few years, there is a whole range of instances where the common Kashmiri has become a part of the Indian landscape, by persevering through the difficult circumstances in the Valley and making something worthwhile of their life.

Beyond the Indus Water Treaty: A Perspective on Kashmir’s “Power” Woes

February 02, 2012

At the core of the Kashmiri discourse on the shortage of power is the distribution of water resources that was agreed to between India and Pakistan through the instrumentality of the Indus Water Treaty.

Non-State Armed Groups in South Asia

2011
Non-State Armed Groups in South Asia

Publisher: Pentagon Press
Rs. 995
ISBN: 978-81-8274-575-9
This book is a comprehensive survey of a large number of non-state armed groups in South Asia. It will be useful for further research on non-state armed violence, including- but not limited to-testing the validity of these generalisations, providing a comparative perspective on select groups and studying more cases to enrich the generalisations.

Counterinsurgency and "Op Sadhbhavana" in Jammu and Kashmir

Counterinsurgency and "Op Sadhbhavana" in Jammu and Kashmir

Critiques of the Indian Army's counterinsurgency practice have overlooked a critical aspect of “organisational innovation and operational learning” formalised as Op Sadhbhavana. These initiatives have had a limited but salutary impact in transforming the conflict in Jammu and Kashmir.

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