Research

Papers

Strategic affairs

  1. Is India ready for the Indo-Pacific? [with Harsh V. Pant], The Washington Quarterly 41:2 (2018): 47-61 [pdf, link].
  2. Reclaiming the Indo-Pacific: A political-military strategy for quad 2.0, Observer Research Foundation Occasional Paper No. 147, March 2018 [pdf, link].
  3. India’s joint doctrine: A lost opportunity [with Shashank Joshi], Observer Research Foundation Occasional Paper No. 139, January 2018 [pdf, link].
  4. Beyond India’s quest for a neoliberal order, The Washington Quarterly 40:2 (2017): 145-161 [pdf, link].
  5. The strategist: how Abu Mus’ab al-Suri inspired ISIS, Observer Research Foundation Occasional Paper No. 96, August 2016 [pdflink].
  6. Games Pakistanis play, Observer Research Foundation Occasional Paper No. 91, May 2016 [pdflink].
  7. A geoeconomic strategy for the new normal, Observer Research Foundation Occasional Paper No. 89, February 2016 [pdflink].
  8. Will Xi adopt Keynes? Post-2015 military spending and economic growth in China, Observer Research Foundation Occasional Paper No. 85, January 2016 [pdflink].

Mathematics and theoretical physics

  1. Ranks of gauge groups and an NP-complete problem on the Landscape [arXiv:1212.3912]
  2. Dimension, divergence and desingularization [arXiv:1209.1257]
  3. Motives: an introductory survey for physicists [with Matilde Marcolli]. Contemporary Mathematics, 539, 377- 415, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI, 2011 [pdf, link].
  4. Turing’s Landscape: Decidability, computability and complexity in string theory [arXiv:0909.1869]
  5. Supermanifolds from Feynman graphs [with Matilde Marcolli]. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 41:315402, 2008 [pdf, link].
  6. C*-algebra approach to quantum SU(2) groups [pdf]. Master of Science Thesis, University of Connecticut, 2005.

Complex systems

  1. Modelling systemic risks in financial markets [SSRN]. 9th Global TACTICS, Tata Consultancy Services, 2013.
  2. A dynamical similarity approach to the foundations of complexity and coordination in multiscale systems [arXiv:q-bio/0403026]. University Scholar Thesis, University of Connecticut, 2003.

Essays, reports, and briefs

  1. The sobering arithmetic of a two-front war, Observer Research Foundation Special Report No. 67, July 2018.
  2. Beyond JCPOA: Examining the consequences of US withdrawal [co-edited with Harsh V. Pant], Observer Research Foundation Special Report No. 63, July 2018.
  3. Pakistan’s sea-based nuclear deterrent and its asymmetric escalation strategy, Observer Research Foundation Issue Brief No. 240, May 2018.
  4. The New Great Game: China and the intense maritime contest in Indo-Pacific region, Swarajya, April 2018. Also available online here.
  5. Revolutionary Road: Indo-Pacific in Transition, 2018 Raisina Files: Debating Disruption in the World Order, Observer Research Foundation, January 2018 [book].
  6. Space crises in a multipolar world: lessons from a simulation exercise [with Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan], Observer Research Foundation Special Report No. 58, February 2018.
  7. Political and economic governance [with Samir Saran], Realising the BRICS Long-Term Goals: Road-Maps and Pathways — A Proposal by the BRICS Think-Tank Council, August 2017 [book].
  8. The four faces of 21-st century Asian geopolitics, Observer Research Foundation Issue Brief No. 178, May 2017.
  9. In search of China’s grand strategy, ORF Expert Speak | Raisina Debates, April 19, 2017.
  10. India is not changing its policy of no first use of nuclear weapons, War on the Rocks, March 29, 2017.
  11. Getting India’s world right, Swarajya, March 2017. Also available online here.
  12. Thomas Schelling and the Golden Age of American strategy, ORF Expert Speak| Atlantic Files, December 19, 2016. (Reprinted in Swarajya, December 22, 2016.)
  13. The other legacy of Robert McNamara, War on the Rocks, June 10, 2016.
  14. The new economy of climate change, Observer Research Foundation Special Report No. 12, April 2016.
  15. BRICS to rebuild the house [with Samir Saran], ORF Primer 2016, ed. Ritika Passi, Observer Research Foundation, April 2016 [book].
  16. Asian connectivity and its geoeconomic imperatives, 2016 Raisina Files: Connecting Asia, Observer Research Foundation, March 2016 [book]. Also in Firstpost, March 1, 2016.
  17. Balance in a tilted, technicolour world [with Samir Saran],  2016 Raisina Files: Connecting Asia, Observer Research Foundation, March 2016 [book]. Also in Firstpost, March 1, 2016.
  18. Navigating the changing geoeconomic landscape [with Prashant Kumar], Observer Research Foundation Special Report No. 8, January 2016.
  19. Common Futures: India and Africa in Partnership [co-edited with Tanoubi Ngangom], Observer Research Foundation, October 2015. ISBN: 978-81-86818-13-8.
  20. The evolution of global risks: The first decade of World Economic Forum Global Risks Reports, Global Policy, June 25, 2015.
  21. Emerging from debt, creating jobs: Lessons from Greece, JustJobs Network, July 2015.
  22. Is Australia safe from the dark side of high frequency trading?, Tata Consultancy Services White Paper Series, June 2013.
  23. Resizing Osama bin Laden, Open, Web Exclusive: April 30, 2012. Print: May 14, 2012.