Rajeesh Kumar

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  • Rajeesh Kumar is Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    South Asian ‘Zombie’: The futility of reviving SAARC

    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

    Will Great-Power Conflict Return?

    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

    The Yes Vote At United Nations Against US: What It Tells About India’s Multilateralism

    December 24, 2017

    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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    India's ICJ Win: Triumph of Multilateral Realpolitik?

    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

    Waiting for Godot*: India and United Nations Security Council Reform

    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.

    November 2017

    What New Declassifications Reveal about the 1953 Coup in Iran

    September 07, 2017

    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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    Panchsheel was noble, but did China embrace it ever?

    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

    Will the Doklam Standoff Lead to a Second India-China War?

    July 18, 2017

    Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Rajeesh Kumar’s article on Doklam Standoff, titled, ‘Will the Doklam Standoff Lead to a Second India-China War?’, was published in ‘The Diplomat’ on July 18, 2017.

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    India-Israel Relations: Not Sky, Principles Should Be The Limit

    July 09, 2017

    Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Rajeesh Kumar’s article on India-Israel relations, titled ‘India-Israel Relations: Not Sky, Principles Should Be The Limit’, was published by ‘Outlook’ on July 9, 2017.

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