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  • Rajorshi Roy

    Research Assistant
    +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).

    Publications at IDSA [+]

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    • Russia’s new naval doctrine seeks to defend Russia’s core security interests in the neighbourhood and project power judiciously beyond its periphery.

      August 24, 2017
      IDSA Comments
    • At a time of heightened nationalism over the Ukrainian confrontation, these events cast doubts about the narrative of a stable political system.

      April 21, 2017
      IDSA Comments
    • Russia’s military intervention in Syria – its first beyond its immediate neighbourhood since the end of the Cold War – highlights the significant transformation that its armed forces have gone through.

      August 31, 2016
      IDSA Comments
    • While a Russia-Turkey rapprochement is driven by their particular national interests, its trajectory and outcome are likely to be shaped by the interplay of several geo-economic and geo-political factors.

      August 16, 2016
      IDSA Comments
    • The Joint Communique issued by the recent NATO summit, held on July 8-9 in Warsaw, appears to have sown the seeds of a renewed confrontation with Russia.

      August 08, 2016
      IDSA Comments
    • Research Assistant, IDSA, Mr Rajorshi Roy’s commentary on Russia-Japan relations, titled ‘Searching for a common ground in Russia-Japan relations’ was published in Russia Direct on July 23, 2016.

      July 23, 2016
      IDSA News
    • The June 5 mass shooting in the Kazakh city of Aktobe highlights emerging fault-lines in the Eurasian heartland. In one of the most violent incidents in the country’s history, clashes between armed attackers and security services left 19 dead — 13 attackers, three civilians, and three servicemen.

      June 23, 2016
      IDSA News
    • Turkey’s unprecedented military action raises two questions: What is the likely impact on its ties with Russia? And, what are the dynamics of a ‘Russia-West’ collaboration over Syria?

      December 22, 2015
      IDSA Comments
    • The new contours of a Russia-U.S. engagement appear to be shaping up. There is a growing realization in the U.S. that treating Russia as an adversary can be counter-productive.

      June 11, 2015
      IDSA Comments
    • The new military doctrine reflects Russia’s views on the changing geo-political order. It perceives key military risks as emanating primarily from the ‘West’ and dwells on measures to counter them.

      April 16, 2015
      IDSA Comments