Dr. Pravesh Kumar Gupta is a research Assistant at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF). Previously, he has worked as a Young Professional at VIF from September 2018 to March 2019. He has a doctoral degree in Central Asian Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His PhD. Topic was Tajikistan-Pakistan Relations, 1991-2014. His primary interests of research are society and politics of Central Asian Republics, geopolitics of Central and South Asia, Energy Security and trans-regional energy linkages between Central and South Asia.

Contributions 
Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan: A Wave of Change or Continuation of Nazarbayev’s Era? Kazakhstan’s deteriorating socio-economic situation and an increasing gap in living standards have led to the protests and demonstrations. As some reports have suggested, the Soviet era founder President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has resig...

Ideas for PM Modi’s upcoming SCO Summit in Kyrgyzstan The 19th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit is scheduled to be held on 13-14 June 2019 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. It is the second summit after India was granted full membership of this organization in June 2017, along with Pakist...

Putin’s recent Visit to Kyrgyzstan: Major Takeaways Background The Russian President’s visit to Kyrgyzstan is considered to be significant at a time when there is a strong anti-Chinese sentiments arising within the local Kyrgyz population regarding the arrest of ethnic Kyrgyz in Xinjiang...

Future of Kazakhstan after Nazarbayev: An Assessment In a historic announcement on 19 March 2019, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev declared his resignation through a state television message. He stated that this decision was not easy, but he wanted to pave the way for the young generation o...

Issue Briefs 
India-Tajikistan Relations: The Security Factor India and Tajikistan share great historical and cultural relations. Tajikistan was a part of Kushana and Persian Empires which had close cultural linkages with the Indian subcontinent. During the Islamic rule in India, Persian language and Sufism fro...

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