Anand V.

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  • Dr. Anand V. is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India. Views expressed are personal.

    Pervasive Geopolitics, Elusive Science: The Quest for the Origins of SARS CoV-2

    The COVID-19 crisis has emerged at a time when the world has been witnessing a renewed geopolitical rivalry, and the pandemic has accentuated it. As a result, the quest for the origins of the SARS CoV-2 has remained elusive, even after a long-awaited investigation done by the WHO. Geopolitics seems to have been the final arbiter of the probe, rather than science.

    January-June 2021

    Revisiting the Discourse on Strategic Culture: An Assessment of the Conceptual Debates

    Strategic culture as a concept is generally understood as pertaining to the influence of the cultural dimension in national strategy. The concept rose to prominence due to the inability of the structural realist theory to explain differences in behavioural patterns among nations. However, a diverse array of perspectives has evolved on the concept, spanning four generations of theorization, giving rise to numerous debates.

    May 2020