Rajeesh Kumar

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

    G20 and Inclusive Green Growth: Can India Take It Forward?

    October 31, 2022

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Rajeesh Kumar’s article ‘G20 and Inclusive Green Growth: Can India Take It Forward?’ has been published in the India Foundation Journal, on 31 October 2022.

    India’s G20 presidency comes at a critical stage in world affairs, where deep-rooted fault lines emerge, and transformative solutions are needed, says Dr Kumar.

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    India in the United Nations Security Council

    India’s voting pattern at the United Nations Security Council shows that it is proactive and positive towards the UNSC agenda.

    October 03, 2022

    Technology and Peacekeeping: Can India Become a Technology-Contributing Country

    In August 2021, under India’s presidency, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted a statement recognising the importance of technology in peacekeeping. At the high-level Security Council open debate on ‘technology and peacekeeping’, India’s External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar stated that ‘21st-century peacekeeping must be anchored in a strong ecosystem of technology and innovation’.1 In the meeting, UN Secretary-General António Guterres outlined the elements of a digital transformation strategy for peacekeeping.

    July-September 2022

    Ukraine Crisis and US–Russia Face-off at UN Security Council

    As the emerging Cold War theatrics and veto politics threaten to further paralyse the functioning of UNSC, the Ukraine crisis is unlikely to abate any time soon.

    February 08, 2022

    The United Nations and the crisis in Yemen

    January 26, 2022

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Rajeesh Kumar’s article ‘The United Nations and the crisis in Yemen’ has been published in ‘The Hindu’ on 26 January, 2022.

    Technology and Peacekeeping: Can India become a Technology-Contributing Country

    To sustain its historical interest and influence in the UN peacekeeping operations, India should provide technical assistance to the missions while continuing to contribute troops, rather than a complete transformation from being a traditional troop contributor to a technology contributor.

    September 14, 2021

    India in the United Nations: Interplay of Interests and Principles

    The year 2020 marked 75 years of India’s association with the United Nations. India was one of the founding members of the UN when its institutional edifice was built in 1945. Since then, the concept of UN centrality in international peace and security matters is one of the features of Indian foreign policy. Over the decades, India played an active role in the UN’s political process and significantly contributed to its policies and programmes. At the UN, India stood at the fore of the struggle against colonialism and apartheid.

    May 2021

    WTO TRIPS Waiver and COVID-19 Vaccine Equity

    The vaccine inequity is not only morally indefensible but clinically counter-productive. Allowing most of the world’s population to go unvaccinated will only spawn new virus mutations. Preventing this humanitarian catastrophe requires removing barriers – such as TRIPS – to vaccine production and its equitable distribution.

    July 12, 2021

    Principled but Evolving: India's Approach to Multilateral Peace and Security

    India's multilateral approach has been influenced and guided by multiple strategies, interests, values and has transformed significantly through the decades. However, most foreign policy scholars have argued that India has often acted like a "spoiler" or "rule-breaker" in multilateral negotiations.

    2021

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