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Vivek Mishra

Doctoral Candidate at JNU

Vivek Mishra has been a Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Scholar at the Saltzman Institute of War & Peace, School of International Public Affairs, Columbia University in the City of New York. His broad research discipline is international Relations and his areas of research concern probing the American role in the Indian Ocean and Indo-Pacific and Asia-Pacific regions, including the role of the U.S. in security in South Asia and Indo-U.S. defense relations, and the Indian defence sector.

Mr. Mishra has been editorial associate for the Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, run by the Association of Indian Diplomats. He is also worked an associate with Indicia Research and Advisory, a New Delhi–based think tank consulting on the Indian defense sector and internal security. Previously Mr. Mishra was a research fellow with the Centre for Joint Warfare Studies, Integrated Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence, India. He was also an intern with the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies. He was awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship by the Osmania University Centre for International Programs, Osmania University, Hyderabad, to study U.S.-India-China relations in the Indian Ocean. He has published five book chapters, more than 40 op-eds (six international), and four research papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Why India’s NSG Bid Was A Diplomatic

Why India’s NSG Bid Was A Diplomatic Eye-Opener

China's support to Pakistan, along with its opposition to India's bid on the one side, and the US's unwavering support for India together with the White House's formal plea to NSG members to support India on the other, have brought the Asian fault lines to the fore in an unprecedented manner.
26/07/2016 1:20 PM IST
Why The US Should Dash The Idea Of Re-Hyphenating India And

Why The US Should Dash The Idea Of Re-Hyphenating India And Pakistan

An aspiring superpower's ego stood somewhat hurt when India woke up to the news of the possible return of the hyphen between India and Pakistan vis-a-vis the two countries' relations with the US, earlier this month. National Security Adviser, Shiv Shankar Menon, clearly expressed his reservations, saying, "It looks like a re-hyphenation of the India-Pakistan equation that is not in our interest..."
13/02/2016 12:26 AM IST
Post Pathankot, India Must Challenge The Narrative Of Nuclear

Post Pathankot, India Must Challenge The Narrative Of Nuclear Deterrence

The battle before an actual on-the-ground nuclear standoff/escalation between India and Pakistan is one of rhetoric. Part of the rhetoric, which is currently in Pakistan's favour, has percolated from Washington, including recent claims labelling Pakistan as the fastest growing nuclear weapon state, and one which has a significantly greater number of tactical nuclear warheads than India. This has furthered Pakistan's underlying strategic superiority at the level of regional nuclear discourse.
20/01/2016 8:21 AM IST