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  • Rajorshi Roy

    Research Analyst
    +91 11 2671 7983

    Mr. Rajorshi Roy is a Researcher at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. His areas of research and analysis cover the foreign, security and domestic policies of Russia and the Central Asian countries. He is also pursuing his doctoral research from the Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University. His doctoral thesis explores the role of Russia’s Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALWs) industry in shaping the domestic and the external discourse of the country. He has completed his MPhil and Masters in International Politics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University. Prior to joining IDSA, Rajorshi worked with the Central Information Commission (CIC) and the United Nations Aids Programme (UNAIDS). He is an alumni of St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi (DU).

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    • Russia’s high-profile opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s poisoning has led to intense speculation about not only the perpetrator but also its timing and motive. Widely conflicting diagnosis emerging from Russia, where Navalny was first treated, to Germany, where he was airlifted for further medical treatment, have further fanned this speculation. Unsurprisingly, the needle of suspicion has fallen on the Russian government.

      CBW Magazine
    • Russia’s new nuclear strategy is both a tactical and a strategic document. It leaves the door open for adversaries to recalibrate their strategies while giving Russia the scope to manoeuvre the ongoing turbulence in its ties with the US

      June 23, 2020
      IDSA Comments
    • India has redefined its engagement with Eurasia in the last few years. It has sought to re-energize ties with its extended neighbourhood based on its historical linkages, positive and benign image, and overlapping security and economic interests. In this context, ties with Uzbekistan remain a key pillar of India’s Eurasian calculus. Tashkent’s strategic location at the crossroads of Central Asia and abundant natural resources form the fulcrum around which the security of Central Asia revolves.

      Strategic Analysis
    • Research Analyst, Manohat Parrikar IDSA, Mr. Rajorshi Roy’s commentary titled 'BRICS Strategizes Collective Response to COVID-19' has been published by the All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an External Services Division of AIR, on May 1, 2020.

      Given the political, economic and ideological diversity of BRICS members, as evidenced by Russia and South Africa shielding China at the UNSC despite its COVID-19 acts of commission and omission, the litmus test will lie in BRICS ability to strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation while setting aside their differences, writes Mr. Roy.

      May 01, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Manohar Parrikar IDSA Scholars, Dr. Meena Singh Roy and Mr. Rajorshi Roy's co-authored chapter titled 'India’s Initiatives in Central Asia: Re-energising Ties with the Region' has been published in the book 'The “Roads” and “Belts” of Eurasia', edited by Alexander Lukin and published in March 2020.

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      March 31, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Mr. Rajorshi Roy’s commentary on India-Portugal ties, titled ‘A New Chapter in India-Portugal Ties’ has been published by All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an external services division of AIR on February 17, 2020.

      The commentary analyses Portuguese President, Mr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa successful State visit to India, the highlight of which was the signing of 14 MoUs and agreements covering a wide spectrum of mutually beneficial issues.

      February 17, 2020
      IDSA News
    • Research Scholars, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses Dr. Meena Singh Roy and Mr. Rajorshi Roy’s co-authored article on SCO, titled ‘India and the SCO: A Vision for Expanding New Delhi’s Engagement; has been published the Russian International Affairs Council on December 04, 2019.

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      December 04, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Research Analyst, IDSA, Mr. Rajorshi Roy’s article on Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu’s visit to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, titled ‘India’s Baltics Outreach’ has been published in All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an External Services Division of AIR, on August 22, 2019.

      August 22, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Research Analyst, IDSA, Mr. Rajorshi Roy’s article on the recently held presidential elections in Ukraine, titled ‘A New Chapter in Ukrainian History’ was published by the All India Radio (AIR) World Service, an external services division of AIR, on April 25, 2019.

      Analysing comedian turned politician Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s victory, Mr Roy writes that his elevation epitomises the proverbial life imitating art. Zelenskiy had played the role of a crusader President in a popular television series, now has shifted gears, to govern his country as its President.

      April 25, 2019
      IDSA News
    • Russia’s military intervention in the Syrian civil war in 2015 is seen as a significant milestone in the geopolitics of the Middle East. By establishing stakes on the ground, the Kremlin, which had been virtually absent from the region since the breakup of the Soviet Union, has reinserted itself as a key actor in shaping the region’s strategic landscape. In doing so, it has also pulled itself back into the global geo-strategic consciousness.

      Strategic Analysis