Keerthi Sampath Kumar

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  • Keerthi Sampath Kumar is Research Assistant at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

    India’s Two Years at the Horse-Shoe Table

    Though its goal of securing a permanent seat in the Council during the 2011-12 term was ambitious, the efforts that it put in over the last two years were steered in that direction and have yielded favourable results.

    March 08, 2013

    Libya And R2P: A Year After UNSCR 1973

    The resolution was responsible for sparking off debates in the UN General Assembly and the Security Council which, in turn, has led to the emergence of viable alternatives to military intervention or the use of force.

    May 23, 2012

    India’s Past Year at the UN Security Council

    India’s overall approach at the UNSC in the past year was focused on projecting and representing the opinion of the developing world, addressing problems through regional solutions and achieving as much progress as possible through diplomacy and dialogue.

    February 07, 2012

    South Kordofan: The Next Case for R2P?

    Given the nature of violence perpetrated against innocent civilians and prolonged hostility between Sudan and South Sudan, it is imperative that the UN Security Council takes stock of the situation and acts immediately.

    December 16, 2011

    State Sovereignty to Sovereignty of Individuals: Evolution of R2P

    Intervention across borders of other states with the intention of protecting the civilian population from atrocities committed against them is not a new phenomenon. According to Thomas Weiss, 1 the evolution of humanitarian intervention precedes the appearance of the current generation of international institutions. After the Second World War, the United Nations Charter under Article 2(1) stipulated that the UN be based upon the sovereign equality of all its members.

    November 2011

    India’s Presidency in the UN Security Council – An Evaluation

    Only a well-formulated and decisive stance on issues would make India’s case for a permanent seat at the horse-shoe table well-earned.

    September 19, 2011

    Responsibility to Protect – The Case of Libya

    Along with a clear and unambiguous mandate, pre-intervention planning also demands an exit strategy which is lacking in the Libyan case.

    May 02, 2011