Anshuman Behera is Associate Professor in Conflict Resolution and Peace Research Programme at National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru. Prior to joining NIAS, Dr. Behera worked in Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and Institute for Conflict Management, New Delhi. Dr. Behera earned his Ph.D. from University of Hyderabad. He is Co-Editor of ‘Reasoning Indian Politics: Philosopher Politicians to Politicians Seeking Philosophy’, Routledge, 2018, and Co-Author of ‘Militant Groups in South Asia’, IDSA, 2014. Dr. Behera’s research areas include socio-political conflicts, political violence, political theory, and South Asian Politics. His academic writings have featured in both international and national journals. Apart from his extensive writing on Maoist conflict and religious fundamentalism and terrorism in India, he also writes on political process and change in Nepal, Bangladesh, and Myanmar.
Sitakanta Mishra is Associate Professor at School of Liberal Studies (SLS) of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Gandhinagar, Gujarat (India). Previously, Dr Mishra was Research Fellow at the Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS), New Delhi. He was also Visiting Research Scholar at Cooperative Monitoring Centre, USA. He has authored three books, two monographs, many chapters, and research papers related to India’s neighborhood policy, Indo-Pak relations, India’s foreign policy, and nuclear policy and security.