Saurabh Mishra

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  • Dr Saurabh Misra is Associate Professor at Amity Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Noida.

    Bruce Riedel, Deadly Embrace: Pakistan, America and the Future of the Global Jihad

    This book was important when Osama bin Laden was alive and a seemingly never ending hunt was on for him. But, now, in the backdrop of his death due to an extraordinary Commando Operation in the heart of the Pakistani territory by the US navy seals and the United States having announced a withdrawal from Afghanistan by 2014, it helps to understand, the dynamics of the US-Pakistan relationship which is metaphorically a “Deadly Embrace” as the title of the book suggests.

    October 2011

    Why Syria is Not Libya?

    After the death of Gaddafi one may wonder why Syria has had a safe escape from any action by the UN Security Council. There are several reasons why the response to Syria has been different from the Libyan case.

    October 21, 2011

    Reading the Veto on Syria

    The rare October 4 double veto by Russia and China on the draft resolution against Syria sponsored by France, Germany, Portugal, and UK condemning Syrian action on its civilian population has come to bolster the divide within the Security Council. Russia and China hinted that they may bring their own draft resolution but, at the moment, there is no sign of reconciliation or unanimity among the P5.

    October 21, 2011

    India’s Presidency in the UN Security Council – An Evaluation

    Only a well-formulated and decisive stance on issues would make India’s case for a permanent seat at the horse-shoe table well-earned.

    September 19, 2011

    UNSC Condemns Syrian Crackdown

    The powers in the Security Council and other prominent countries and groupings have hesitated to take action against Syria because of its profile and ability to manipulate events in West Asia.

    August 17, 2011