LEADERSHIP

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Prof M D Nalapat

UNESCO Peace Chair

Honorary Director, Department of Geopolitics & International Relations

 

Dr Arvind Kumar

Dr. Arvind Kumar, M.Phil, Ph.D (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

Professor and Head

Department of Geopolitics and International Relations

 

Director, Study Abroad Program

Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal - 576104

Tel: 0820 - 2922398, 2922996, 9945864011 

arvind.kumar@manipal.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Experience

  • Working as a Member of a Government of India Committee on R&D in National Security
  • Member, International Studies Association
  • Member, Advisory Board, UNISCI Discussion Papers, University of Madrid
  • Appointed Visiting Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales, Sydney for three years for the period March 2009 – February 2012
  • Research Fellow; National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore; February 1996 – October 2007
  • Research Analyst, Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA); July 1993 - March 1996
  • Taught Political Science at Delhi University;  1993
  • Visiting Fellow, The Henry L Stimson Centre, Washington D C; April - June 2000
  • Visiting Fellow & Post Doctoral Fellow, Cooperative Monitoring Centre, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, US, May - September 2002
  • Visiting Fellow, Centre for International Security and Cooperation, Institute of International Studies, Stanford University, California, November-December 2002
  • Invited as National Scholar-in-Residence at the Post graduate Department of International Studies, Stella Maris College, Chennai, November 23-26, 2004
  • Nominated as a Member of the Advisory Board, Defence Journal, Mumbai, 2005
  • Invited as the APISA - IDSS Fellow at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, March - April, 2005
  • Appointed as a resource person for setting Question Paper for MA (Politics and International Studies) and Examiner for MA and MPhil degrees by Pondicherry Central University, Pondicherry, 2005

Areas of Interest in teaching

Research Interests:

Academic and Policy oriented research on nuclear, strategic, defence and foreign policy issues, Asia –Pacific Security Issues, American Society and Civil Rights Movements, Strategic Technologies more particularly surveillance and monitoring, Technologies for intelligence gathering, ballistic missiles, deterrence theory and matters related to international security.

Teaching Interests:

International Relations Theory, Indian Foreign Policy, Technology & National Security, Asian Security Architecture, India and South Asia, Terrorism, Geopolitics and Globalisation and Indo-US Relations, American Society.

Top research publications/Projects

Books

Narasimha, R, Arvind Kumar, Cohen, S., Guenther, R. eds., (2007). Science and technology to counter terrorism: The proceedings of an Indo-US workshop (Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press)

Papers

  • Arvind Kumar, “India’s Test Firing of Agni-3 and Missile Build up in South Asia”, Strategic Affairs (Centre for Asian Strategic Studies, New Delhi), vol. 2, no. 9, May 2008
  • Arvind Kumar, “India’s SLBM Capability and Sea based deterrence”, Strategic Affairs (Centre for Asian Strategic Studies, New Delhi), vol. 2, no. 11, July 2008
  • Arvind Kumar, “India’s Ballistic Missile Capability”, Strategic Affairs (Centre for Asian Strategic Studies, New Delhi), vol. 2, no. 12, August 2008
  • Arvind Kumar, “Cruise Missile Proliferation in India’s Neighbourhood”, Strategic Affairs (Centre for Asian Strategic Studies, New Delhi), vol. 3, no. 1, September 2008
  • Arvind Kumar, “AKASH: The Surface-to-Air Missile System”, Strategic Affairs (Centre for Asian Strategic Studies, New Delhi), vol. 3, no. 2, October 2008
  • Arvind Kumar, “Evolution of China’s Ballistic Missile Programme”, Strategic Affairs (Centre for Asian Strategic Studies, New Delhi), vol. 3, no. 3, November 2008
  • Arvind Kumar, “NSG Waiver and its Significance for India”, Strategic Affairs (Centre for Asian Strategic Studies, New Delhi), vol. 3, no. 4, December 2008
  • Arvind Kumar, “Future of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regimes and Role for India”, Strategic Affairs (Centre for Asian Strategic Studies, New Delhi), vol. 3, no. 4, December 2008
  • Arvind Kumar, “India’s Test Firing of Agni-3 and Missile Build up in South Asia”, Strategic Affairs (Centre for Asian Strategic Studies, New Delhi), vol. 2, no. 9, May 2008
  • Arvind Kumar, “India’s SLBM Capability and Sea based deterrence”, Strategic Affairs (Centre for Asian Strategic Studies, New Delhi), vol. 2, no. 11, July 2008
  • Arvind Kumar, “India’s Ballistic Missile Capability”, Strategic Affairs (Centre for Asian Strategic Studies, New Delhi), vol. 2, no. 12, August 2008
  • Arvind Kumar, “Cruise Missile Proliferation in India’s Neighbourhood”, Strategic Affairs (Centre for Asian Strategic Studies, New Delhi), vol. 3, no. 1, September 2008
  • Arvind Kumar, “AKASH: The Surface-to-Air Missile System”, Strategic Affairs (Centre for Asian Strategic Studies, New Delhi), vol. 3, no. 2, October 2008
  • Arvind Kumar, “Evolution of China’s Ballistic Missile Programme”, Strategic Affairs (Centre for Asian Strategic Studies, New Delhi), vol. 3, no. 3, November 2008
  • Arvind Kumar, “NSG Waiver and its Significance for India”, Strategic Affairs (Centre for Asian Strategic Studies, New Delhi), vol. 3, no. 4, December 2008
  • Arvind Kumar, “Future of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regimes and Role for India”, Strategic Affairs (Centre for Asian Strategic Studies, New Delhi), vol. 3, no. 4, December 2008
  • Arvind Kumar (2007). Theories of deterrence and nuclear deterrence in the subcontinent in The India-Pakistan nuclear relationship: theories of deterrence and international relations, (E. Sridharan, ed.), New Delhi: Routledge, 2007 and Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2007, pp. 239 - 265
  • Arvind Kumar (2006). Nuclear weapons and missile defences: The maritime dimension in the Asia Pacific In: The evolving maritime balance of power in the Asia-Pacific: Maritime doctrines and nuclear weapons at sea (Lawrence W Prabhakar, Joshua H Ho, Sam Bateman, eds.). World Scientific & Institute for Defence & Strategic Studies: Singapore. pp. 187 - 198.
  • Chandrashekar, S, Arvind Kumar and Nagappa, R. (2006). Pakistan's ballistic missile programme: An assessment, In: India's National Security: Annual Review 2006 (Satish Kumar, ed.,), Knowledge World: New Delhi, 2006. pp. 356 - 378.
  • Arvind Kumar 2005. India and nuclear weapons in the Indian ocean. Journal of Indian Ocean Studies 12: 390-403.
  • Arvind Kumar 2005. Nuclear dimension in India -China relations In China and India: Political and Strategic Perspectives (Isabelle Saint-Mezard and James K. Chin, eds.,). Hong Kong: Centre of Asian Studies: The University of Hong Kong. pp.149-164.
  • Arvind Kumar 2005. Nuclear weapons and missile defenses: the maritime dimension in the Asia pacific. Singapore: Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies.
  • Arvind Kumar 2003. RMA and Air force  In: Proceedings of Aero India 2001 International seminar on aerospace technologies: developments and strategies. New Delhi: Ministry of External Affairs (CD-ROM)
  • Arvind Kumar 2003. US Ballistic missile defence (BMD) programme: implications for China and India’s security   In: India in a turbulent world: Perspectives on foreign and security policies (eds. V T Patil and Nalini Kant Jha), New Delhi: South Asian Publishers Pvt Ltd, 2003, pp 234-259
  • Arvind Kumar 2003. Missile defence and strategic modernization in southern Asia In: Nuclear risk reduction in South Asia (Michael Krepon and Chris Gagne, eds). A Henry L Stimson Centre Book. New Delhi: Vision Books. pp 265-280
  • Arvind Kumar 2002. Missile defense and strategic modernisation in southern Asia In: The impact of US ballistic missile defenses on Southern Asia (Micheal Krepon and Chris Gagne eds.), Report No. 46, Washington DC: The Henry L Stimson Center, 2002. pp 29-44
  • Arvind Kumar 2001. RMA and airforce  In:  Proceedings of Aero India 2001-International seminar aerospace technologies: developments and strategies  held between February 8-9, 2001, Vol.2 (CD-ROM publication
  • Arvind Kumar 2001. Comments on “The Indian Response to Terror”, Southern Asia Internet Forum (SAIF) Dialogues, maintained by the Henry L Stimson Center, Washington DC, USA. 17th December
  • Arvind Kumar 2000. India and nuclear disarmament In: Nuclear India: problems and perspectives (A Subramanyam Raju
    Ed.).   New Delhi: South Asian Publishers, 2000. pp 57-68. 
  • Arvind Kumar 2000. China and export controls In: The peacock and the dragon: India-China relations in the 21st century    (Kanti Bajpai and Amitabh Mattoo Eds.). New Delhi: Har-Anand Publications, 2000. pp 146-154.
  • Arvind Kumar 1999. Peace through triangulation. Himal  12: 49.
  • Arvind Kumar 1996. Hank brown amendment and its implications. Strategic Analysis 18(10): 1329-1342.
  • Arvind Kumar 1996. United States nuclear policy. Strategic Analysis  19(2): 195-207.
  • Arvind Kumar 1996   India's Options on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. NIAS Report.
  • Arvind Kumar 1995 Sri Lankan ethnic crisis and Chandrika's peace initiatives. Strategic Analysis 18(9): 1179-1192.        
  • Arvind Kumar 2001. Report on a Workshop on the Draft Indian Nuclear Doctrine. R1-01 Workshop brief on changing contours of Indo-US Relations, (Bangalore: ISSSP, NIAS), April 2006
  • Vijayalakshmi, K P., Arvind Kumar, Gupta, S. and Chandrashekar, S (2006). Changing contours of Indo-US Relations, Workshop Report (Bangalore: ISSSP, NIAS), 2006
  • Gupta, S, Arvind Kumar and Chandrashekar, S (September 2006). Assessing the Indo-US Deal on civil nuclear cooperation: Forging a new partnership, (Bangalore: ISSSP, NIAS), NIAS Report, R2- 06
  • Gupta, S, Arvind Kumar and Chandrashekar, S (February 2007). Assessing the Indo-US Deal on civil nuclear cooperation. (Bangalore: ISSSP, NIAS), NIAS Report, R1 – 07
  • Delivered a Number of Talks on International Security Issues both in India and Abroad