Rajeesh Kumar

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

    India’s Apps Ban: Preparing for Long Haul

    While India’s decision to ban Chinese apps is legally tenable under both domestic IT laws and international trade rules, it is important that any ambiguity in the ban order that can be challenged at WTO is effectively addressed.

    July 29, 2020

    Hara-kiri Multilateralism: United Nations Response to COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities of the international system, particularly those of multilateral institutions. When the much spoken borderless threat became a reality, the multilateral institutions were found not only unprepared but acting in a self-destructive mode.

    May 21, 2020

    From Bush to Trump: American Exceptionalism and its implications for Multilateralism

    May 01, 2020

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Rajeesh Kumar’s chapter on American exceptionalism, titled ‘From Bush to Trump: American Exceptionalism and its implications for Multilateralism’ has been published in Arzu Merali & Faisal Bodi, eds. The New Colonialism: The American Model of Human Rights, London: IHRC, 2019.

    Is Revitalising SAARC Possible and Rational?

    March 18, 2020

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Dr. Rajeesh Kumar’s article on SAARC, titled ‘Is Revitalising SAARC Possible and Rational?’ has been published in the Spring-Summer 2020 edition of Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies (JSPES).

    COP25: Another Lost Opportunity

    COP25 was expected to give prominence to science, streamline ambitious targets and raise trust among parties. Even after a marathon two-week talks, issues such as creating an international carbon market and climate financing were pushed to the next year.

    January 15, 2020

    New Directions in India’s Foreign Policy: Theory and Praxis

    One of the limitations of Indian foreign policy literature is its apathy towards employing novel approaches and methods. Though Indian foreign policy has gone through a dramatic transformation, particularly in the last two decades, the majority of scholarly attempts still spin around traditional theoretical paradigms. Thus, the academic enterprise on Indian foreign policy remained limited to the realist, liberal and at best post-colonial explanations. The inability of these distinct theoretical traditions to explain the complexity of Indian foreign policy created a void in the literature.

    September 2019

    Can ICJ ensure the life of Kulbhushan Jadhav?

    July 19, 2019

    Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Rajeesh Kumar’s article on Kulbhushan Jadhav, titled ‘Can ICJ ensure the life of Kulbhushan Jadhav?’ has been published in Global South Colloquy on July 19, 2019.

    Designating Masood Azhar at the United Nations: More than a Symbolic Diplomatic Victory

    The decade-long effort to list Azhar showcases the pragmatism that marks India's multilateral diplomacy and questions the general perception that India's multilateral approach is ambivalent and inconsistent.

    May 09, 2019

    How to Do Things with International Law

    April 24, 2019

    Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Rajeesh Kumar’s review of the book ‘How to Do Things with International Law’ by Ian Hurd has been published in Volume 09 of ‘The Rest: Journal of Politics and Development.

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    A no-deal Brexit and its implications

    The implications of a no-deal Brexit, particularly on EU-UK trade relations, security and the rights of the citizens, would be grave and irreparable.

    February 22, 2019

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