Arpita Anant

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  • 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

    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.

    September 2015

    India in Global Governance: Engaging the Counter-Terrorism Regime

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

    United Nations Security Council Reform: Perspectives and Prospects

    United Nations Security Council Reform: Perspectives and Prospects

    Over the years, the world has changed in fundamental ways. We are witnessing a resurgence of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Growth and development have not only made the countries more interdependent, but new and increasingly complex challenges have also arisen. For multilateralism to remain relevant and effective in today's world, multilateral institutions must adapt and reform to reflect contemporary geo-political realities. It is in this context that the expansion of the UN Security Council is of significance.

    2014

    Peacekeeping and Peace-building: Indian Engagements

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

    Beyond Stereotypes: Contours of the Transition in Jammu and Kashmir

    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.

    2013

    Debating the Interlocutors’ Report on Jammu and Kashmir

    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.

    July 04, 2012

    As Pakistan observes Kashmir Solidarity Day…

    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.

    February 17, 2012

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

    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.

    February 02, 2012

    Non-State Armed Groups in South Asia

    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.

    2011

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