Prakarsh Singh

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  • Prakarsh Singh was Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

    Will CCTV Technology Deter Terrorists?

    The low-intensity bombs that blew up in Ahmedabad and Bangalore have thrown light on the challenges before India’s intelligence agencies. Not only are the agencies unsure of who is behind the attack, the terrorists remain faceless. The obvious question to ask is: why has there been a spate of low-intensity bombings in small markets as opposed to say, the high-intensity bombing of a strategic location?

    August 07, 2008

    Games parties play: Nash equilibrium of the Nuclear Agreement

    Game theory is the analysis of strategic interaction among agents. These agents may be two or more people, firms or countries, with both taking into account how the other agent will “play”. Game theory has been employed to increase revenue at auctions, better equip challengers against incumbents in the market, and explain why bad dictators last so long.

    July 31, 2008

    Causes and consequences of Terrorism in Punjab: A Rationalist Perspective

    In many ways the story of Punjab is anomalous to the stylized facts of civil war literature. Empirical literature on civil wars points to a negative correlation between income and likelihood of conflict. There is also cross-country evidence to suggest that rough terrain contributes to greater possibility of violence. Both these facts did not hold in the case of Punjab. However, recent research on terrorism supports the view that terrorism is not correlated with poverty and lower education levels.

    July 18, 2008

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