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    Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra

    Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra, Lecturer in Political Science, S.V.M. Autonomous College, Odisha, India. Previously worked as the Programme Coordinator, School of International Studies, Ravenshaw University, Odisha, India.

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  • China’s a factor in India’s regional approach0

    By Manoj Kumar Mishra 23 January 2020 The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has been a recurrent hostage to downturns in India-Pakistan relations, which has often led New Delhi to turn to subregional initiatives, as has been witnessed by the current prime minister’s invitation to the member countries of the Bay of Bengal

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  • The Protracted Afghan Imbroglio0

    By Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra 9 December 2019 Historically, Afghanistan facilitated intercontinental trade, military moves and maneuvers of great powers and rulers. Emergence of the independent Central Asian states and the natural resources hidden in the Central Asian region which became globally known in the 1990s contributed to the sudden rise of the region’s importance not

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  • Facets and dynamics of Indo-US Strategic Relations0

    Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra 12 November 2019 Strategic relations between the US and India evolved steadily and were steered by multiple factors like size and population of India, impact of Indian soft power on American leaders and people, relative stability of Indian political and economic system necessary for bilateral trade and investment and alignment of

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  • India and China must deepen their relations to sustain the vision of the Asian Century0

    Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra, 12 October 2019 While the second informal meeting between India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping takes place at Mamallapuram, in the Indian city of Chennai after the two leaders met last time in China’s Wuhan in April last year, some attempts need to be considered in order

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  • How New Delhi can boost its sub-regional strategy0

     Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra 8 September 2019 To overcome the moribund South Asian regionalism, India has been at the forefront in launching sub-regional initiatives such as Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) in 1997 comprising members such as Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand, BCIM initiative in

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  • New Delhi’s ties with Dhaka crucial1

    By Manoj Kumar Mishra September 2, 2019 Bangladesh was concerned over the possibilities of exclusion and deportation of many Bangladeshis once the process of preparing the final citizenship list in Assam was over. However, addressing a press conference in Dhaka after meeting with his counterpart A K Abdul Momen, Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

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  • Globalization of the Twin-Ideas of Nation-state and Democracy0

    Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra 13 August 2019 The international normative order has been shaped by the values of powerful states which in turn casts its impact on individual states in the long-term. Colonialism was opposed by the third world countries (then colonies) as an oppressive alien western institution. However, the nation-state model, first developed in

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  • India’s Security Concerns and Bhutanese Concerns for Development0

     Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra, 31 July 2019 Bhutan figures prominently in India’s strategic concerns as was evident from the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose to visit Bhutan first during his first term in office in 2014. The Indian Prime Minister will visit Bhutan on 17-18 August of this year to underscore the vitality

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  • Modernity and National Identity in Bhutan0

    by Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra 27 July 2019 Considering evolution of Bhutan has reached a particular stage of modernity, the article broadly discusses the problems that a modern state brings with it. The concept of modern state is defined by the normative changes that modernity brings with it, namely belief in science and reason and

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  • India’s policy must respond to Changing Aspirations and Dynamics within Nepal0

     Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra 19 July 2019    The Indian government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership was quick to underline the importance of the South Asian neighborhood since it came to power for the first time in 2014. The government ever since believes that a ‘neighborhood first’ policy is key to realize the larger

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  • Dynamism in India-Bangladesh relations will be crucial to success of India’s ‘Act East’ policy0

    by Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra 13 July 2019 As New Delhi has made its ‘Act East’ stride clear by inviting the member-states of BIMSTEC (the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony after the BJP-led government was reelected to power this year, significance of Bangladesh

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  • Maldives and India’s Neighborhood First policy0

    Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra 9 July 2019 The fact that the Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi preferred the Prime Minister’s state visit abroad to commence with the Maldives (from 8 to 9 June 2019) after being re-elected in 2019 underlined the significance of the small archipelago South Asia country to India’s foreign

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  • Geopolitical thrust of the Afghan Quagmire0

    Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra, 6 July 2019 Even while the US is currently throwing its weight behind peace talks and seeking a political resolution to the prolonged Afghan War in its search for safe exit, this does not, however, imply that geostrategic significance of Afghanistan has dwindled in the American eyes. On the other side,

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  • India’s Approach to UN peace-keeping0

    Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra, 4 July 2019 The meaning of peace cannot be uniform across the globe and problems specific to developing countries propel them to consider peace and development as complementary to each other. Therefore, peace implies a continuous process of developing positive societal conditions to meet socio-economic needs of people rather than putting

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