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​Ruhee Neog is the Director of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, and is also the coordinator of the Nuclear Security Programme. A foreign and security policy analyst, her research focuses primarily nuclear politics and strategy, with an emphasis on China, India, Iran, Pakistan, and North Korea. As a 2016 IPCS-NTI Fellow, she worked on nuclear security culture and governance in India. Prior to IPCS, Ruhee worked in the United Kingdom as a political and parliamentary monitor at the House of Commons and with the Labour Party. She holds an MA in History of International Relations from the London School of Economics, and a BA in Literature in English from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi.

Books   Chapters



Ruhee Neog

"All Well at Stilwell? Perspectives from the Northeast." Geopolitics, January 2012

“IPCS Discussion - Global Nuclear Materials Security: An Agenda for India.” IPCS Special Report, No. 155, March 2014

“IPCS Discussion - Global Nuclear Materials Security: Perspectives from India.” IPCS Special Report, No. 153, March 2014

"IPCS Policy Brief - Nuclear Security Summit 2014 and Beyond: An Agenda for India." IPCS Special Report, No. 152, March 2014

"IPCS Review: NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index." IPCS Special Report, No. 128, May 2012

"The Indian Civil Nuclear Programme: Issues, Concerns, Opportunities." IPCS Special Report, No. 114, February 2012

"Iran, the International Community & Nuclear Weapons: The Multiple Narratives." IPCS Issue Brief, No. 193, May 2012

"Connecting South Asia: The Stilwell Road & Sub-Regional Networks." IPCS Issue Brief, No. 188, April 2012

"Linking with Southeast Asia: Developing Northeast India’s Tourism Potential." IPCS Issue Brief, No. 176, October 2011

Iran, US and the JCPOA: Fidelity to the CauseIPCS Commentary, No. 5022, 27 April 2016

IPCS Forecast: Towards a Nuclear Deal with Iran in 2015IPCS Commentary, No. 4815, 19 January 2015

Northeast India: Where is the Chinese Investment?IPCS Commentary, No. 4750, 20 November 2014

North Korea: Kim Jong-un and Myth MakingIPCS Commentary, No. 4711, 22 October 2014

Iran: An Imperfect Nuclear Deal Better Than None At All?IPCS Commentary, No. 4678, 30 September 2014

India’s Northeast and the Look East Policy: Challenging Established NotionsIPCS Commentary, No. 4628, 27 August 2014

Iran-P5+1 Nuclear Negotiations: What Is Holding It Up?IPCS Commentary, No. 4586, 31 July 2014

Global Nuclear Arsenals: Taking Stock of Current TrendsIPCS Commentary, No. 4537, 1 July 2014

India’s Northeast: An Agenda for DoNERIPCS Commentary, No. 4520, 17 June 2014

Iran-P5+1: ‘Nothing is Agreed Until Everything is Agreed’IPCS Commentary, No. 4481, 30 May 2014

Statehood Demands in India’s Northeast: Is Bodoland Justifiable?IPCS Commentary, No. 4455, 20 May 2014

India and No First Use: Does ‘Calculated Ambiguity’ Help?IPCS Commentary, No. 4416, 30 April 2014

A Comprehensive Nuclear Agreement with Iran: Four Potential RoadblocksIPCS Commentary, No. 4409, 24 April 2014

The Hague Nuclear Security Summit: Will the Momentum Persist?IPCS Commentary, No. 4358, 29 March 2014

India & Iran: Post Nuclear DealIPCS Commentary, No. 4280, 31 January 2014

Iran 2013: Was Change the Buzzword?IPCS Commentary, No. 4248, 13 January 2014

Iran Nuclear Deal: A Definite BreakthroughIPCS Commentary, No. 4195, 26 November 2013

Social Media: A Study of the NortheastIPCS Commentary, No. 4180, 14 November 2013

Iran: Nuclear NegotiationsIPCS Commentary, No. 4161, 31 October 2013

‘Nuclear Weapons, Costs and Myths’: In ResponseIPCS Commentary, No. 4123, 16 September 2013

North Korea: Reforms Imminent?IPCS Commentary, No. 3715, 29 August 2012

DPRK and UN Sanctions: China’s PositionIPCS Commentary, No. 3662, 1 July 2012

ROK in the Asia-Pacific CenturyIPCS Commentary, No. 3655, 26 June 2012

Seoul Nuclear Security Summit 2012: An Analysis of ROK’s PositionIPCS Commentary, No. 3604, 13 April 2012

China’s ‘Unwavering Policy’ on North Korea: A Print Media AnalysisIPCS Commentary, No. 3542, 30 December 2011

Inside North Korea: Kim Jong-un and SuccessionIPCS Commentary, No. 3524, 20 December 2011

Waiting for Godot?: US’s North Korean DilemmaIPCS Commentary, No. 3495, 30 November 2011

Russian Politicking on the Korean PeninsulaIPCS Commentary, No. 3472, 30 September 2011

Pakistan’s Nuclear Posturing: Is Hatf-9 a Response to Cold Start?IPCS Commentary, No. 3408, 20 June 2011

Iran and Libya: Chasing the BombIPCS Commentary, No. 3360, 22 April 2011

Sino-Pak Nuclear Engagement-III: Strategic ImplicationsIPCS Commentary, No. 3305, 29 December 2010

Games Nations Play: China and North KoreaIPCS Commentary, No. 3300, 21 December 2010

The US Aid Conundrum: Educational Reform in PakistanIPCS Commentary, No. 3261, 18 October 2010

  External Publications

How To Study the Possibility of Water Wars Between China and India, The Print, 08 December 2017

Siloization and India-China Water Politics, South Asian Voices, 29 November 2017

India Betting on a New North Korea Strategy, South Asian Voices, 22 September 2017

India's NSG Bid: Consigned to Cold Storage, South Asian Voices, 18 July 2017

CTBT at 20: Why India Won't Sign the Treaty, South Asian Voices, 23 September 2016

Nuclear Suppliers Group: Why India will be Kept Out, South Asian Voices, 01 June 2016

Once a bargaining chip, N-Korea’s nuclear weapons are now a symbol of regime survival, The Indian Express, 13 January 2016

Love across the Salt Desert, re-imagined, South Asian Voices, 15 December 2015

What Is The Alternative To A Bad Deal With Iran?, The Huffington Post, 24 June 2015

And then he vanished, The Indian Express, 16 October 2014

Moving the pawns, The Indian Express, 22 March 2014

"Separating Fact from Fiction." The Assam Tribune, 4 February 2012

"Learning from The West Wing: Lessons in Nuclear Power and Public Opinion." Generation Why, The Stimson Center, 28 March 2014

"Policy Memo - Confidence-Building Measures in South Asia: Lessons for Iran and West Asia." Russian Center for Policy Studies, Moscow, February 2014

"In the Absence of Women." Generation Why, The Stimson Center, 29 January 2014

“Writing History: School Textbooks in India.” Generation Why, The Stimson Center, 25 September 2013

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