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  • Sanjeev Kumar Shrivastav

    Research Assistant
    +91 11 2671 7983
    Archive data: Person was Research Assistant at IDSA from June 2008 to December 2016

    Joined IDSA

    November 2008

    Research Interests

    India-United States Strategic Partnership; United States Foreign and Security Policies towards Asia; Politics and Society in the United States; US Grand Strategy; Indian Foreign Policy; International Relations Theory and Practice


    PhD Candidate at American Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; M. Phil. (American Studies), Jawaharlal Nehru University; MA Politics (with specialization in International Relations), JNU

    Current Project

    India-United States Strategic Partnership; United States Foreign Policy towards Asia; Editor, The Week in Review (IDSA Newsletter)


    He was invited to an International Programme titled as “Next Generation Leaders from India 2010” held in Seoul and other cities in South Korea in April 2010. He has been working on India-United States Strategic Partnership focusing on its nature and various dimensions as well as United States Foreign Policy towards Asia- Pacific. He has been delivering lectures in various training programmes for senior government officials. He has been regularly invited by print and electronic media to share his views on area of his research. Currently, he is pursuing his doctoral research from American Studies division at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

    Select Publications

    • "Evolution of US Rebalancing Strategy: Implications for India", (Joint Chapter with Dr Arvind Gupta, Then DG, IDSA), "Asian Strategic Review 2014: US Pivot and Asian Security", (eds.) Prof. S D Muni and Col. Vivek Chadha, IDSA/Pentagon Press, 2014, pp. 15-28.
    • "Analysing Deepening Strategic Partnership among India, South Korea, United States and Japan"in "Affinities- India & Korea: Past and Present", (Eds.), Pankaj Mittal, Daisy, Ravi Bhushan, B.P.S, Mahila Vishwavidyalaya/D. K. Printworld, New Delhi, 2014, pp. 156-171.
    • "Singh needs to shine in Washington", Asia Times, September 23, 2013.
    • "US Rebalancing Strategy Towards Asia-Pacific:Understanding Reasons and Implications", Asian Strategic Review, (eds.) Prof. S D Muni and Col. Vivek Chadha, IDSA/Pentagon Press, 2013, pp. 215-226.
    • "US-India strategic partnership set to grow in second Obama administration", Expert Zone, Reuters, Novemeber 14, 2012
    • Commentary: “The Obama Administration's Africa Policy”, Africa Trends, Volume 1, Number 5, September-October 2012
    • Book Review: "Historical Dictionary of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare" by Benjamin C. Garrett and John Hart, (2010) CBW Magazine: Journal on Chemical and Biological Weapons, Summer/ January-June 2012
    • “Growing Indo-US Partnership: Need to Look at Domestic, Regional Realities”, The Tribune, April 2, 2012 at
    • “Envisioning United States’ Asia Policy in 2030”, published in “Asia 2030: The Unfolding Future” (eds.) Ajey Lele, Namrata Goswami and Rumel Dahiya, Lancer Publisher, 2011, P. 76-87
    • “US Presidents Visit to India: 1959-2010”, Defence and Security Alert, December, 2010 (Co-authored)
    • "United States of America: Chemical Weapons Profile", CBW Magazine: Journal on Chemical and Biological Weapons; Vol. 3, Issue.2; IDSA; January-March, 2010
    • Book Review of “Making U.S. Foreign Policy Towards South Asia: Regional Imperatives and the Imperial Presidency (eds.)” by Lloyd I. Rudolph and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph, published in Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, Vol. 4, No.3, July - September 2009
    • “The Political System and Processes in India: Problems and prospects with special reference to Southern India”, Asian Studies Review, Vol. 3, Centre for Asian Studies, Kyungpook National University, Seoul, South Korea, November, 2008.
    • “Indo-US Economic Relations: The Way Ahead”, World Focus, Vol. No, 343, July, 2008, P. 253-56

    Publications at IDSA

    Select Publications

    • The Obama Administration has focused its Africa policy mainly on democracy, economic growth, food security, democracy, conflict prevention and mitigation, as well as dealing with transnational threats. These broad strategic objectives of the Administration also indicate the vastness and diversity of the African continent and its varying requirements. The United States has provided a substantial amount of aid to Africa in health programmes.

      Africa Trends
    • Research Assistant, IDSA, Sanjeev Shrivastav’s commentary on defence cooperation between India and the United States, titled ‘India-US Defence Cooperation’ was published in the Air World Service, an External Services Division of All India Radio, on September 2, 2016.

      September 02, 2016
      IDSA News
    • Research Assistant, IDSA, Mr Sanjeev Kumar Shrivastav’s article on India-US relationship, titled ‘India-US strategic partnership to be the highlight of Prime Minister Modi’s five nation tour’ was published by the External Services Division of All India Radio ‘AIR World Service’ on June 4, 2016.

      June 04, 2016
      IDSA News
    • Research Assistant, IDSA, Mr Sanjeev Kumar Shrivastav’s article on US President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, titled ‘Why Obama's Hiroshima visit is so important’ was published in Rediff News on May 26, 2016.

      May 26, 2016
      IDSA News
    • Research Assistant, IDSA, Mr Sanjeev Kumar Shrivastav’s article, titled ‘Goodbye, Obama: The US President's Legacy on US-India Ties’ was published in The Diplomat on May 19, 2016.

      May 19, 2016
      IDSA News
    • This book has been published at a critical juncture: the United States (US) and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies are preparing to wind up their combat mission in Afghanistan by the end of 2014 and are engaged in charting out the best possible exit strategy. The US and its NATO allies, along with regional nations around Afghanistan, are deliberating over the best possible way to deal with the Afghan situation after 2014.

      Journal of Defence Studies
    • The recent incident in which ricin laced letters were sent to President Obama highlights the ease with which ricin can be produced, obtained and used.

      CBW Magazine
    • This is an interesting book which offers views, insights and analyses of the relations between India and Pakistan through the interviews with top 26 ex-military officials from both the nations. These officers from both the sides held important positions and provided crucial leadership to their respective militaries in the years after the birth of two nations in 1947. The book attempts to explore whether sustainable peace is possible between both the nations and what are the prospects for the resolution of all outstanding issues between the two nations including the Kashmir dispute.

      Journal of Defence Studies
    • Since there was no clarity about the end goals of this operation, it would have been difficult for the Indian government to communicate and justify its support for this resolution to its domestic constituency.

      April 13, 2011
      Issue Brief
    • Brendan Taylor claims that his book is the first systematic analysis of American sanction policy in the Asia-Pacific during the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. The book is divided into six chapters which include introduction, conclusion as well as policy recommendations.

      Journal of Defence Studies