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Vivek Mishra is a Research Intern with the Southeast Asia Research Program (SEARP) at IPCS. Vivek is a doctoral candidate in the American Studies Department of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His primary area of research concerns probing the American role in the Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific and the Asia-Pacific. He is currently working on his doctoral thesis titled “American Maritime Strategy in the Indian Ocean in the post-Cold War Era, 1990-2012”

He has worked as a “Research Fellow” with the Centre for Joint Warfare Studies (CENJOWS), Integrated Defence Staff (IDS), Ministry of Defence (MoD). He also has been an intern with Indicia Research & Advisory, a New Delhi based think tank specializing in consultancy in the Indian defence sector and internal security. Vivek has also been awarded a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship on the topic “US-India-China Strategic Triangle in the Indian Ocean: The Next Decade” by Osmania University Centre for International Programmes, Osmania University, Hyderabad. Besides, he has presented two papers in international conferences

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Vivek Mishra
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Journal and Magazine Articles/Reviews

“India and the Rise of the Indo-Pacific” The Diplomat, 30 September, 2013

“The Benefits for India of a US-2 Deal with Japan” The Diplomat, 24 October 2013

IPCS Commentaries

“Rebalance Under Threat?” IPCS Commentary, No. 4347, 20 March 2014

“Russia: Exploring Energy Markets in East Asia?” IPCS Commentary, No. 4376, 07 April 2014

External Publications

“Thanks China for the String of Pearls.” South Asia Monitor, 27 November 2012

“Why does India shy away from Indian Ocean leadership?” South Asia Monitor, 22 May 2013

“A Felix Culpa?: Examining the Indian MoD’s absence at Shangri La Dialogue 2013.” Indicia Research & Advisory, 19 June 2013

“The Story of MiGs: Is the Machine at Fault or Somewhere Else?” Indicia Research & Advisory, 06 August 2013

“P-8I: A Ground for India-Australia Cooperation?” Indicia Research & Advisory, 16 July 2013

“DefExpo 2014: An Opportunity Lost?” Indicia Research & Advisory, 06 February 2014

“Indian Navy Running on Jugaad.” Indicia Research & Advisory, 06 March 2014

“Patrol boats for Vietnam: India quietly securing maritime lanes.” South Asia Monitor, 10 August 2013

“Indo-US ties: Reading between the lines.” South Asia Monitor, 15 September 2013

“India should forge stronger military ties with South Korea.” South Asia Monitor, 26 December 2013

“India-Sri Lanka ties: Needed engagement not absenteeism.” South Asia Monitor, 07 February 2014

“Chinese Indian Ocean Exercise: Beyond the Obvious.” South Asia Monitor, 25 March 2014

"Rebalancing Recoiled? Asia's Changing Security Paradigm." Science, Technology & Security Forum, The Manipal Advanced Research Group (MARG) at Manipal University, March 2014

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