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  • Anand Kumar

    Associate Fellow
    Email: 
    anand_rai@hotmail.com, anandkmrai@gmail.com
    Phone: 
    +91 11 2671 7983
    Archive data: Dr. Anand Kumar is on deputation as Visiting Professor to ICCR chair of Indian Studies at the University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, for a period of one year w.e.f. 30.10.2017.

    Dr. Anand Kumar is an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. After completing his PhD from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on “Germany and UN Peacekeeping Operations in the post-Cold War Era”, he joined IDSA in 2007. Over the years, Dr. Kumar has worked on strategic issues gaining reputation as a leading security expert. His areas of specialization at IDSA are Counter-terrorism, South Asian politics, Bangladesh, Maldives, Proliferation of Small Arms and Low intensity conflicts. He has completed two projects at IDSA: “Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Indo-Bangladesh Relations”, and “Terrorism Challenges in Bangladesh”, and is currently engaged in studying “Bangladesh and Its Security Relationship with External Powers. Before joining IDSA, he worked at the South Asia Analysis Group on similar themes. He has also been with the Institute for Conflict Management which specializes on counter-terrorism. Dr. Kumar also has a good understanding of European politics.

    He has authored two books and has an edited volume. His latest book Multi-party Democracy in the Maldives and the Emerging Security Environment in the Indian Ocean Region was published by Pentagon Press, New Delhi in 2016. His first book Return from the Precipice: Bangladesh’s Fight against Terrorism, and the edited volume The Terror Challenge in South Asia and Prospect of Regional Cooperation were also published by Pentagon Security International, New Delhi. He has published over 30 research papers in reputed journals and edited books. He has delivered lectures on security issues both in India and abroad. He has participated and presented papers in national and international conferences. His article “Shaikh Hasina’s Visit to India and the future of Indo-Bangladesh Relations” was published by the Royal Society for Asia Affairs, London in their official journal Asian Affairs. He has published hundreds of articles in leading newspapers and magazines, including “Insurgency in South Asia muted by war on terror,” The Washington Times, January 16, 2004, and “The Jihadi Next Door,” The Washington Times, May 20, 2010.

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    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, presently on deputation as Visiting Professor to ICCR chair of Indian Studies at the University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, Dr Anand Kumar’s article on China’s political, economic and military interests in the Maldives, titled ‘Maldives is just another front of China’s expansive policy’ was published in ‘The Print’ on February 21, 2018.

      The article explains how China is using non-interventionist methods to step in wherever it wants.

      February 21, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, presently on deputation as Visiting Professor to ICCR chair of Indian Studies at the University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, Dr Anand Kumar’s article on the Maldivian political crisis, titled ‘Only Maldivians can topple Yameen’s dictatorship’ was published in National Herald on February 20, 2018.

      February 20, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, presently on deputation as Visiting Professor to ICCR chair of Indian Studies at the University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, Dr Anand Kumar’s article on Political turmoil in Maldives, titled ‘Yameen won't go’ was published in the Deccan Herald on February 13, 2018. The article discusses Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen’s ploy to cling on to power with the help of the military.

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      February 13, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA Dr Anand Kumar’s article on the shift in India-Maldives relations, titled ‘Flashpoint Maldives: India losing another neighbour to China’ was published in National Herald on February 11, 2018.

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      February 11, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Anand Kumar’s article on Maldives, titled ‘Maldives walks into China's embrace’ was published in Deccan Herald on December 14, 2017.

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      December 14, 2017
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Anand Kumar’s article on South Asia, titled ‘Needed: a proactive policy on S Asia’ was published in Deccan Herald on August 31, 2017.

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      August 31, 2017
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Anand Kumar’s article on Doklam Stand-off, titled ‘Misadventure by China’ was published in Daily Excelsior on August 24, 2017.

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      August 24, 2017
      IDSA News
    • Mufti Hanna’s hanging may not mean the end of the terror outfit and definitely not the end of radical ideology in Bangladesh.

      April 19, 2017
      IDSA Comments
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Anand Kumar’s article on India-Bangladesh relations, titled ‘India and Bangladesh: Towards a fraternal relationship’ was published in the opinion page of bdnews24.com on April 12, 2017.

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      April 12, 2017
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Anand Kumar’s article on Pakistan and CPEC, titled ‘Pak's dependence on CPEC’ was published in The Deccan Herald on April 11, 2017.

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      April 11, 2017
      IDSA News
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