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  • Ashok K. Behuria

    Senior Fellow
    +91 11 2671 7983
    Domestic Drivers of India’s Neighbourhood Policy
    Radicalisation and its Impact on the Pakistan

    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.

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    • 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
    • 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.

      July 09, 2016
      IDSA News
    • 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.

      Strategic Analysis
    • 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.

      November 28, 2015
      IDSA News
    • 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
      Issue Brief
    • 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
      Issue Brief
    • 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.

      Strategic Analysis
    • 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.