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  • Rajeesh Kumar

    Associate Fellow
    Email: 
    rajeeshjnu@gmail.com
    Phone: 
    +91 11 2671 7983

    Rajeesh Kumar is an Associate Fellow at the Institute, currently working on a project titled “Emerging Powers and the Future of Global Governance: India and International Institutions.” He has PhD in International Organization from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Prior to joining IDSA in 2016, he taught at JamiaMilliaIslamia, New Delhi (2010-11& 2015-16) and University of Calicut, Kerala (2007-08). His areas of research interest are International Organizations, India and Multilateralism, Global Governance, and International Humanitarian Law. He is the co-editor of two books;Eurozone Crisis and the Future of Europe: Political Economy of Further Integration and Governance (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); and Islam, Islamist Movements and Democracy in the Middle East: Challenges, Opportunities and Responses (Delhi: Global Vision Publishing, 2013).

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      • Publisher: Palgrave Pivot
      This book critically examines the possible dilution of the neutrality principle of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in internal armed conflicts. It begins with the proposition that the intervention of ICRC in internal armed conflicts led to compromises in neutrality, and questioned the autonomy and independence of the organization. The book also argues that the field operations of the international humanitarian organizations during internal armed conflicts are dependent on the authority exercised by the state in whose territory the conflict persists. The ICRC’s involvement in Sri Lanka and Sudan provides empirical support to validate these propositions and arguments.
      • E-book ISBN:978-981-13-2601-1, Hardcopy ISBN: 978-981-13-2600-4,
      • Price: E-book - $54.99, Hardcopy - $69.99
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    • Venue: Room No. 005 (Ground Floor)

      September 14, 2018
      Events
    • One of the primary reason for recurrence of violence is the failure of peace agreements to address the real issues of conflict. The 2005 Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) and Addis Ababa Agreement of August 2015 have many fault lines which potentially contribute to protracted conflict.

      Africa Trends
    • Given the structural fragility of SAARC and its inability to promote South Asian regional integration, an attempt to reboot the organisation would be futile.

      May 01, 2018
      Issue Brief
    • Geopolitical competition between the great powers with or without direct conflict will lead to a situation where productive cooperation among them on critical international issues is likely to prove difficult.

      April 06, 2018
      Issue Brief
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Rajeesh Kumar’s article on India voting in favour of UNGA resolution denouncing US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, titled ‘The Yes Vote At United Nations Against US: What It Tells About India’s Multilateralism’ was published in ‘The Outlook’ on December 24, 2017.

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      December 24, 2017
      IDSA News
    • The re-election of Justice Dalveer Bhandari to the ICJ is an endorsement of the multilateral diplomacy based on realpolitik that India has been practicing in recent years.

      December 06, 2017
      IDSA Comments
    • This article analyses the history of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reform with a particular focus on India’s aspiration and attempts to become a permanent member on the Council. The primary objectives of this historical examination are to appreciate how hard reforming the UNSC is and to understand how challenging it will be for India to acquire a permanent seat on the Council. Probing the General Assembly debates on UNSC reform, the article exposes the fundamental hurdles to change, the duplicity of the permanent five (P-5) and lack of unity among the stakeholders.

      Strategic Analysis
    • Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Rajeesh Kumar’s article on the recently released volume of declassified documents on 1953 Iranian coup, titled ‘What New Declassifications Reveal about the 1953 Coup in Iran’ was published by E-International Relations on September 7, 2017.

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      September 07, 2017
      IDSA News
    • Before selectively invoking historical contexts and postulates such as Panchsheel, Chinese officials need to ask themselves “do we have the right to say this.”

      August 18, 2017
      IDSA Comments
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