Anurag Sharma has completed MPhil in Politics and International Relations on 'International Security' at the Dublin City University in Ireland, in 2018. His thesis is titled as “The Islamic State Foreign Fighter Phenomenon and the Jihadi Threat to India”. Anurag’s main research interests are terrorism and the Internet, Cybersecurity, Countering Violent Extremism/Online (CVE), Radicalisation, Counter-terrorism and Foreign (Terrorist) Fighters.

Prior to joining the Vivekananda International Foundation, Anurag was employed as a Research Assistant at Institute for Conflict Management. As International affiliations, he is a Junior Researcher at TSAS (The Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, And Society) in Canada; and an Affiliate Member with AVERT (Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation to Terrorism) Research Network in Australia.

Anurag Sharma has an MSc in Information Security and Computer Crime, major in Computer Forensic from University of Glamorgan (now University of South Wales) in United Kingdom and has an online certificate in ‘Terrorism and Counterterrorism’ from Leiden University in the Netherlands, and an online certificate in ‘Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat’ from the University of Maryland, the United States.

Contributions 
Deepfakes: A Threat to National Security in the Digital Era मिथ्याज्ञानं तमोगुणः संशयात्मा यदा जायते। तदा जगदिदं सर्वं भ्रान्तं व्यामोहमोहितम्॥ (Engli...

Arshia Goswami: Bharat’s Youngest Weightlifter Defying Gravity of Expectation बलेन लापेकस्तिठति बलमुपास्वेति | - Chhandogya Upanishad (7.8.1) {English Translation: “The world's existence is dependent on Strength. Be devoted to Strength”} Bharat is a nation wher...

Mapping Terrorism & Extremism in Bharat वेदाविनाशिनं नित्यं य एनमजमव्ययम्‌ । कथं स पुरुषः पार्थ कं घातयति हन्ति कम्‌ ॥ [Translation: “O Partha, how can a...

Phool.Co: An Effort to Clean Environment Through Fragrance In Bharat, flowers are one of the essential elements in prayers offered by millions of people daily. Apart from religious activities, floral consumption also occurs in the textile, medicine, and perfume industries. According to the data from the I...

Canada-based Khalistani Elements: A Continuing Concern for Bharat धर्मं चर। धर्मान्न प्रमदितव्यम्। - तैत्तिरीय उपनिषद् 1.11 [English Translation: Practice righteousness (Dharma). Do not swerve from...

Book Published / Book Reviews 
What Terrorists Want: Understanding the Enemy, Containing the Threat by Prof Louise Richardson, Publishers: Random House/New York, 2006, USD 25.95 Professor Louise Richardson’s book “What Terrorists Want” is one of the primers on the study of terrorism. The book is organised in two parts— 1) The Terrorists, consists of five chapters and 2) The Counter terrorists which consists of...

VIF Briefs 
The Curious Case of Huawei China’s journey from being an agrarian economy to one of the largest economies with a strong military and cyber capabilities is commendable. However, its military and cyber capabilities are built upon relentless efforts to steal critical military a...

Jammu and Kashmir Security Review 2018 -What lies ahead? … continuing Pakistani support to the militants groups, terrorism in the Kashmir Valley is unlikely vanish anytime soon … however the support system to anti-India activities in the Valley is being continuously degraded … welfare and development...

Event Reports 
VIF-FICCI Homeland Security Conference 2023: Cyber, AI & Data Analytics for Internal Security There has been much contemplation on the development of new technologies and their role in the progress of our societies. It is widely observed that when a nation is on a progress path with new technologies, the security aspect has been the least con...

New Trends in Terrorism On 25 November 2022, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a brainstorming session on the “New Trends in Terrorism”, focussing on the lessons learned from the 2008 Mumbai Terror attacks. Under the Chatham House Rules, ...

Radicalization in India- An Exploration Bharat has been at the receiving end of radicalisation and Islamic terrorism for over three decades. In the study of terrorism/counter-terrorism, the terms radicalisation, religious extremism, and terrorism are frequently used interchangeably. To exp...

VIF-FICCI Conference 2022; Making India a Global Drone Hub On 01-02 September 2022, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) jointly organised a two-day conference on Making India a Global Drone Hub in New Delhi, India. The t...

Vimarsh on Technological Aspects of Indian Strategy by Shri Sridhar Vembu, Founder & CEO, Zoho Corporation, India In the contemporary Information age, technology has become an integral and ever-present part of every nation’s society. Technology has empowered citizens in various ways, including ease of access to technology and States’ economic sectors benefit...

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