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​Abhijit Iyer-Mitra is a Senior ​Research ​Fellow with the Nuclear Security Programme​(NSP)​ at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies. His research focuses on defence issues, specialising in defence economics, technology and procurement, and nuclear dynamics. Abhijit also deals with governance issues and non-traditional security threats. He has a regular blog on the Business Standard and has been published in The New York Times, The Hindu, The Indian Express, as well as The Times of India and The Economic Times. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, and the Stimson Center, Washington, DC. He holds an MA in International Relations from Monash University, Melbourne.

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  External Publications

View: The Plane Truth About Rafale Deal is So Hard To See?, The Economic Times, 15 February 2018

Congress and BJP Spar Over the Rafale Deal. What's the Fuss All About?, Bloomberg Quint, 7 February 2018

India and Israel: A Tango That is Still Waiting To Happen, Asia Times, 17 January 2018

Will Trump Admin's Squeeze on Security Aid to Pakistan Work?, Business Standard, 6 January 2018

Iran Protests: The Revolution’s Upset Children, The Economic Times, 5 January 2018

View: We Need Doklam-like Policy To Deal With Pakistan, The Economic Times, 29 December 2017

UN Jerusalem Vote: Why India Went Against the US, Livemint, 26 December 2017

Security Scan : Wassenaar Arrangement - Implications, Rajya Sabha TV, 14 December 2017

Why be a Part of Unesco If It’s not Protecting or Projecting India?, Hindustan Times, 08 December 2017

Why Donald Trump is Right on Jerusalem, Livemint, 08 December 2017

Iran Nuclear Deal: Obama Focused on Positives, Trump is Magnifying Negatives, Hindustan Times, 17 October 2017

India-Japan Bonhomie Might be More China-Centric Then You Know, Economic Times, 20 September 2017

North Korea Through a Traveller's Eyes, The Pioneer, 17 September 2017

A Molehill Out of a Mountain, Times of India, 11 August 2017

India-China Tensions Escalate : Special Discussion, CNBC-TV18, 06 July 2017

Beijing’s Bhutan Gambit: Here’s How To Contain China, Economic Times, 05 July 2017

Why Israel is Ticking all the Right Boxes for India, NDTV, 05 July 2017

India-Israel Relationship is Plateauing. Can PM Modi's Visit Change This?, Business Standard, 03 July 2017

Why the F-16 Deal isn’t a Game Changer, Livemint, 23 June 2017

Lessons from Tel Aviv for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian Express, 31 May 2017

Rafale Numbers Don’t Add Up, Livemint, 26 October 2016

To Rawalpindi, With love, Economic Times, 1 October 2016

Response to Uri: ‘Just Cause Doesn’t Make it an Intelligent War’, The Quint, 21 September 2016

The Hollow Democratic Campaign, The Pioneer, 02 August 2016

Small Countries, Big NSG Price, The Pioneer, 05 July 2016

NSG Membership Isn't a Big Deal, The Pioneer, 21 June 2016

Detail lies in hidden costs, The Pioneer, 4 September 2012

India Sends Message to Washington From Tehran, Atlantic Sentinel, 31 August 2012

To kill a mocking belligerence, The Pioneer, 7 August 2012

Options running out for Iran, US, The Pioneer, 24 July 2012

Pakistan grabs a face-saver, The Pioneer, 10 July 2012

The Great Farce of Pakistani Politics, Atlantic Sentinel, 30 June 2012

China Plays Energy Security Card in India Relations, Atlantic Sentinel, 28 June 2012

Entering the US orbit, The Pioneer, 18 June 2012

India Stops Hedging, Backs American Naval Strategy, Atlantic Sentinel, 18 June 2012

Eurofighter: The Great German Backstab, Atlantic Sentinel, 5 April 2012

Eyeing China, India Strains Relations With Sri Lanka, Atlantic Sentinel, 24 March 2012

Indias Iran Policy Starting to Mirror Its Israel Policy, Atlantic Sentinel, 23 March 2012

Incoherent Iran policy, The Pioneer, 22 March 2012


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