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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 until 29 October 2019

    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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    • The recent spate of violence in South Africa appears to be rooted in the country’s failure to fully transform itself in the post-apartheid era. If the government fails to effectively address the issue of rising unemployment and widening socio-economic inequality in the country, the violence is likely to recur from time to time.

      October 04, 2019
      IDSA Comments
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA and currently Visiting Professor and Chair (India Studies), Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Dar-es-Salaam, Dr Anand Kumar’s article on the abrogation of Article 370, titled ‘Better late than never’ has been published by Daily Excelsior on August 27, 2019.

      If anything, the abrogation of Article has only reduced chances of conflict with Pakistan. It will lead to improvement in situation in Kashmir. It will allow India to focus on other important things which an emerging power like India should do, writs Dr. Kumar.

      August 27, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA and currently Visiting Professor and Chair (India Studies), Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Dar-es-Salaam, Dr Anand Kumar’s article on Pakistan, titled ‘Adopt A Pro-Active Policy’ was published in the April 2019 issue of Defence and Security Alert (DSA).

      April 08, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA and currently Visiting Professor and Chair (India Studies), Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Dar-es-Salaam, Dr Anand Kumar’s article on India’s air strikes on Pakistan, titled ‘Retaliatory strike just a short-term measure’ was published in The Tribune on March 06, 2019.

      March 06, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA and currently Visiting Professor and Chair (India Studies), Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Dar-es-Salaam, Dr Anand Kumar’s article on Pak-sponsored terror, titled ‘Surgical strike not an answer to Pak terror’ was published Rediff.com on February 21, 2019.

      India has to fight its own war against the rogue State and the evil forces nurtured by it,' argues Anand Kumar in the article

      February 21, 2019
      IDSA News
    • With John Bolton conceding that the US has limited resources to compete with the tens of billions of dollars that China is pouring into Africa, it is not clear how effective America’s new Africa strategy would prove to be in containing China.

      January 09, 2019
      IDSA Comments
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA and currently Visiting Professor and Chair (India Studies), Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Dar-es-Salaam, Dr Anand Kumar’s article on Sheikh Hasina’s victory in Bangladesh Parliamentary Elections in December 2018, titled ‘Bangladesh rejects politics of chaos’ was published in Rediff.com on January 08, 2019.

      Bangladeshis are unwilling to give up peace and growing incomes for the chaos witnessed during the BNP-led four-party alliance rule, says Dr Kumar.

      January 08, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA and currently Visiting Professor and Chair (India Studies), Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Dar-es-Salaam, Dr Anand Kumar’s article on India-Maldives relations, titled ‘India, Maldives rebalance ties’ was published the Deccan Herald on December 25, 2018.

      December 25, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Boko Haram’s resurgence might affect the holding of credible polls in parts of northeast Nigeria in the upcoming February 2019 general elections.

      December 11, 2018
      IDSA Comments
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA and currently Visiting Professor and Chair (India Studies), Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Dar-es-Salaam, Dr Anand Kumar’s article on the Maldives, titled ‘Nasheed’s return: China too deeply entrenched in the Maldives now’ was published in National Herald on November 09, 2018.

      November 09, 2018
      IDSA News
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