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  • Ashok K. Behuria

    Senior Fellow
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    Dr. Ashok K.Behuria is a Fellow and Coordinator of the South Asia Centre at IDSA. He is a Ph.D in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He has worked on "India-Pakistan Relationship During the Eighties" for his Ph.D. He joined IDSA in 2003 and before that he worked as Assistant Director at the International Centre for Peace Studies, New Delhi. Dr.Behuria has also been Editor of International Studies, the prestigious research journal from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and has been in the Editorial Boards of Journal of Peace Studies and Strategic Analysis, the flagship journal from IDSA. He has taught at the University of Delhi and JamiaMilliaIslamia, New Delhi. He is a close observer of developments in South Asia and has been awarded the prestigious K Subrahmanyam Award for excellence in strategic studies for his work on Pakistan in 2009. He has published many research articles on strategic issues related to Pakistan, India-Pakistan relations, Sri Lanka, Nepal and South Asian security environment in Indian and foreign journals. He has edited several books on South Asia and continues with his research on internal politics in Pakistan, evolving strategic scenario in the Pak-Af region, radicalisation of religious discourse in the region, India’s engagement with the neighbourhood, regional security, and inter-state cooperation.

    IDSA publications

    Domestic Drivers of India’s Neighbourhood Policy
    Radicalisation and its Impact on the Pakistan

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    • Voters in Bhutan have shown their political maturity by bringing in a new government, which is an indicator of growing awareness about their rights and their role in holding governments to account.

      November 12, 2018
      Issue Brief
    • Senior Fellow, IDSA, Dr Ashok Behuria’s article on cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan’s new government in Pakistan, titled, ‘Imran Khan’s Pakistan’, was published by ‘The Pioneer’ on August 5, 2018.

      The article introspects on how the new government under Imran Khan can address the outstanding issues with India, and if he, as a favourite of the Army, make it understand the value of giving peace a chance? Or will he just toe the line?

      August 05, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Senior Fellow, IDSA, Dr Ashok Behuria’s article on Pakistan’s failing economy was published in Live Hindustan on August 02, 2018.

      The article analyses the challenges before Pakistan due to its economic woes.

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      August 02, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Senior Fellow, IDSA, Dr Ashok Behuria’s article on Pakistan Elections was published in Live Hindustan on July 25, 2018.

      The article analyses the impact of Pakistani Army on the elections and the country’s relations with India.

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      July 25, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Senior Fellow, IDSA, Dr Ashok Behuria’s analysis of Nawaz Sharif’s political party’s expected performance at the 11 the general elections in Pakistan, titled ‘PML-N’s prospects and the role of opposition and regional parties’ was published in the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies’ special report on Pakistan Elections.

      July 23, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Senior Fellow, IDSA, Dr Ashok Behuria’s commentary on Afghanistan-Pakistan relations, titled ‘Peace Prospects in The Af-Pak Theatre’, has been published in Air World Service, an External Services Division of All India Radio, on June 18, 2018.

      The commentary discusses the prospects of peace and coordination between the two nations, following Mullah Fazlullah’s killing.

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      June 18, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Sri Lankans love to project their country as the land of serendipity. So, when the island country saw the back of a four-decade-old violent Tamil insurgency in 2009, it was expected that it would surge ahead in a serendipitous way. The turn of events ever since has, however, proved that the country has not been that fortunate. In fact, immediately after the conclusion of the war, Sri Lanka (re)lapsed into multiple crises, occasioned by a regime which functioned in an authoritarian manner.

      Strategic Analysis
    • Senior Fellow, IDSA, Dr Ashok Behuria’s article on Pakistan-US relations, titled ‘Will Pakistan Reset Its Relations With The US?’ was published by Air Word Service, an external services division of All India Radio, on September 17, 2017.

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      September 17, 2017
      IDSA News
    • Senior Fellow, IDSA, Dr Ashok Behuria’s commentary on the impact of US President Donald Trump’s Afghanistan Policy, titled ‘Trump Plain-Speak Shatters Pakistan’ was published by the Air World Service, the External Services Division of All India Radio, on August 25, 2017.

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      August 25, 2017
      IDSA News
    • 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.

      Strategic Analysis