Dr Ashok Sharma

Visiting Fellow
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Dr. Ashok Sharma is an Adjunct Faculty/Visiting Fellow at the UNSW Canberra at Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA).

Dr. Sharma is the Head of the “South Asia Strategic, State Fragile and Security Program”, and a Conjoint Head of “Indo-Pacific Strategic Issues and Major Powers Studies” at the National Asian Security Studies Centre at the University of Canberra (UC), and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at UC. Ashok is also the Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), Auckland.

Prior to joining the UNSW Canberra at ADFA in November 2016, Dr. Sharma was a Fellow of Australia-India Institute at the University of Melbourne, a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University Auckland, a Fellow at the New Zealand-India Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington, a Visiting Academic at the University of Waikato, and an Endeavour Post-Doctoral Fellow at Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS), The Australian National University in 2008.

Dr. Sharma holds a B.A in Pol. Sc. (Hons.) from Ramjas College, Delhi University, an M.A. in Pol. Sc., and an M.Phil. & a Ph.D. in American Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. After work at New Delhi based foreign and security policy think tanks namely Observer Research Foundation, Centre for Air Power Studies and Centre for Land Warfare and at Delhi University, he moved to Australasia in 2008.

Ashok’s broad research interest is in international relations and security studies with specialisation in great power politics with the focus on the U.S.-China-India strategic geometry in South Asia and the Indo-Pacific region Ethnic lobbying in the US foreign policy; Quadrilateral Alliance in the Indo-Pacific region; India’s domestic politics, foreign and defence policy; the US-India foreign, defence, and security relations; India’s relationship with Australia and New Zealand; global security with emphasis on terrorism, nuclear issues and the geopolitics of energy security.

Dr. Sharma, extensively published, is an astute observer of India-US relations, is one of the leading experts on India’s global positioning and India-US geopolitics. He is the author of the book titled Indian Lobbying and its Influence in US Decision Making: Post-Cold War (Sage Publications 2017) and his latest book is titled India's Pursuit of Energy Security: Domestic Measures, Foreign Policy and Geopolitics (Sage Publications 2019). He is currently working on two book projects tentatively titled The India-US Relations in the 21st Century and India's Web of Allies. 

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Books

Sharma A, 2019, India’s Pursuit of Energy Security Domestic Measures, Foreign Policy and Geopolitics, SAGE Publications India

Sharma A, 2017, Indian Lobbying and Its Influence in US Decision Making Post-Cold War, Sage Publications Pvt. Limited

Book Chapters

Sharma A; Sharma A, 2016, '“Strategic Partners in the Indo-Pacific”', in Choudhary Y; Chowdhury A (ed.), Narendra Modi and the World The Ring View Inside Out, Bloomsbury India, New Delhi, http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/narendra-modi-and-the-world-9789385936715/

Sharma A, 2015, 'A Shift from Identity Politics in the 2014 India Election: The BJP towards Moderation', in Thorsen E; Sreedharan C (ed.), India Election 2014: First Reflections, The Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and CommunityBournemouth University, Poole, England, pp. 15 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/https://research.bournemouth.ac.uk/2015/04/new-book-india-election-2014-first-reflections/

Sharma A, 2014, 'India and Energy Security', in Sovacool B (ed.), Energy Security: Six Volume Set, Sage Publications, London, http://www.worldcat.org/title/energy-security/oclc/1010613238?referer=br&ht=edition

Sharma A, 2011, 'Indian Americans: Migrational Pattern, Professional Success, Cultural Emergence and their Political Activism', in Dubey A (ed.), Indian Diaspora: Contributions to their New Home, Organisation for Diaspora Initiatives in collaboration with MD Publications, New Delhi, pp. 49 - 82

Sharma A, 2007, 'American Counter-terrorism Measures: An Appraisal', in Transnational Terrorism: Perspectives on Motives, Measures & Impacts, Reference Press, New Delhi, pp. 266 - 292

Journal articles

Sharma A, 2019, 'India and Australia towards a Comprehensive Partnership in the Indo-Pacific Region', Diplomatist, vol. 7, pp. 22 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/https://view.joomag.com/diplomatist-magazine-diplomatist-march-2019/0889186001552546290?short

Thakur R; Sharma A, 2018, 'India in Australia’s strategic framing in the indo-pacific', Strategic Analysis, vol. 42, pp. 69 - 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09700161.2018.1439328

Sharma A, 2017, 'New Zealand-India Relations: A Step Forward', New Zealand International Review, vol. 42, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=532808257353826;res=IELHSS

Sharma A, 2017, 'Australia-US Security Alliance and the Strategic Geometry in Indo-Pacific Region: An Evaluation', Artha- Journal of Social Sciences, vol. 16, pp. 39 - 60

Sharma A, 2016, 'The US-Australia Security Alliance and Turmoil in the Indo-Pacific Region', Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, http://journal.georgetown.edu/the-u-s-australia-security-alliance-and-turmoil-in-the-indo-pacific-region/

Sharma A; Bing D, 2015, 'India-Israeli Relationship: The Evolving Partnership', Israel Affairs, vol. 21, pp. 620 - 632, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13537121.2015.1076189

Sharma A, 2015, 'The United States and India: A Vital Partnership', Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, http://dx.doi.org/https://www.georgetownjournalofinternationalaffairs.org/online-edition/the-united-states-and-india-a-vital-partnership

Sharma A, 2014, 'India's Expanding Foreign Policy in the Asia Pacific Region: Implications and Prospects for the India- New Zealand Relationship', Maritime Affairs: Journal of the National Maritime Foundation of India, vol. 10, pp. 54 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09733159.2014.928429

Sharma A, 2014, 'Australia and India’s Nuclear Deal: A New beginning in the India-Australia Relationship', SAIS Review of International Affairs, http://dx.doi.org/https://www.saisreview.org/2014/10/22/australia-and-indias-nuclear-deal-a-new-beginning-in-the-india-australia-relationship/

Sharma A, 2014, 'India Votes: Modi Landslide', New Zealand International Review, vol. 39, http://dx.doi.org/https://nz.vlex.com/vid/india-votes-modi-landslide-636314013?_ga=2.222266139.266236154.1541729960-240345376.1541729960

Sharma A, 2014, 'The World’s Largest Democracy at Polls: An Insight into the Indian Parliamentary Election', ”, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, http://dx.doi.org/https://www.georgetownjournalofinternationalaffairs.org/online-edition/the-worlds-largest-democracy-is-at-polls-an-insight-into-the-indian-parliamentary-election-2014

Sharma A, 2014, 'India: New Focus, New Opportunities', New Zealand International Review, vol. 39, http://dx.doi.org/https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=774034814586101;res=IELNZC

Sharma A, 2013, 'US-India Defence Industry Collaborations: Trends, Challenges and Prospects,', Maritime Affairs: Journal of the National Maritime Foundation of India, vol. 9, pp. 129 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09733159.2013.798104

Sharma A, 2013, 'Counter-terrorism Cooperation in the Indo-US Strategic Framework', India Quarterly: a journal of international affairs, vol. 68, pp. 315 - 30

Sharma A, 2013, 'Why is the Islamic World Anti- American?', New Zealand International Review, vol. 38, http://www.nziia.org.nz/Portals/285/documents/lists/256/NZIRJanFeb2013.1.pdf

Sharma A, 2012, 'The Enduring Conflict and the Hidden Risk of India-Pakistan War', SAIS Review, vol. 32, pp. 129 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/sais.2012.0009

Sharma A, 2011, 'Indo-US Strategic Ties: Engaging with Strategic Dialogue', New Zealand International Review, vol. 36

Sharma A, 2010, 'The Quadrilateral Initiative: An Evaluation', South Asian Survey, vol. 17, pp. 237 - 253, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/097152311201700204

Sharma A, 2007, 'India and Energy Security', Asian Affairs, vol. 38, pp. 158 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03068370701349110

Sharma A, 2007, 'US Defence Industry Trends', Air Power: Journal of Air & Space Power Studies, vol. 4

Sharma A, 2006, 'Indo-US Nuclear Deal: An Evaluation', Journal of International Affairs, vol. 9

Reports

Sharma A, 2016, Australia-India Relations: Trends and the Prospects for a Comprehensive Economic Relationship, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics Crawford School of Public Policy ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, Canberra, Australia, ASARC Working Paper, 2016/02, http://dx.doi.org/https://acde.crawford.anu.edu.au/publication/asarc-working-papers/7652/australia-india-relations-trends-and-prospects-comprehensive

Conference Presentations

Sharma A, 2019, 'India’s Strategic Role in the Asia-Pacific', in , ASIA-PACIFIC SECURITY AND INNOVATION SUMMIT, Rotorua, New Zealand, presented at ASIA-PACIFIC SECURITY AND INNOVATION SUMMIT, Rotorua, New Zealand, 17 - 18 April 2019, http://www.apsisummit.com/

Sharma A, 2018, 'India's Quest for a Rightful Place in the World:A Stocktake of Modi Foreign Policy', in , New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, Auckland and New Zealand-India Trade Alliance, The University of Auckland, presented at New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, Auckland and New Zealand-India Trade Alliance, The University of Auckland, 27 - 27 September 2018, http://dx.doi.org/https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/school-of-humanities-and-social-sciences/sites/hass/files/uploads/NZIIA-Auckland%20Talk%20by%20Dr.%20Ashok%20Sharma%20on%20Indian%20Foreign%20Policy%20under%20Modi%20Gover

Sharma A, 2018, 'India's Return to the Global Stage: A Stocktake of Modi Foreign Policy', in , New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, Waikato Branch, the University of Waikato, Hamilton, presented at New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, Waikato Branch, the University of Waikato, Hamilton, 18 - 18 September 2018, http://dx.doi.org/https://www.governanceinstitute.edu.au/magma/media/upload/ckeditor/files/NZIIA%20Waikato.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0mS23Z802lpZSuWIc4wF4nJ6uxA2xi5qCdovMOGluxHX9lOdHu_4hME9o

Sharma A, 2017, 'India’s Energy Security: A Foreign Policy Priority and Geo-Politics Dimension', in , India’s Energy Security Cooperation, New Delhi, India, presented at India’s Energy Security Cooperation, New Delhi, India, 06 - 06 February 2017

Sharma A, 2017, 'Indian Lobbying in the US', in , ASARC Seminar, Coombs Seminar Room B, Coombs Building 9, Fellows Road, ANU, Canberra, presented at ASARC Seminar, Coombs Seminar Room B, Coombs Building 9, Fellows Road, ANU, Canberra, 08 - 08 November 2017, http://dx.doi.org/https://crawford.anu.edu.au/news-events/events/11766/indian-lobbying-us

Sharma A, 2017, 'U.S.-India Relations: Interest Groups, Indian Americans and Foreign Policy', in , American Centre, US Embassy & Consulates in India, Conference Series, American Centre, US Embassy & Consulates in India, New Delhi, presented at American Centre, US Embassy & Consulates in India, Conference Series, American Centre, US Embassy & Consulates in India, New Delhi, 07 - 07 February 2017

Sharma A, 2016, 'India’s Quest for Energy Security: A Foreign Policy Priority', in , New Zealand Political Science Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand, presented at New Zealand Political Science Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand, 28 - 30 November 2016, http://nzpsa.com/resources/Documents/NZPSA%20Conference%20Docs/Final%202016%20NZPSA%20Conference%20Programme.pdf

Sharma A, 2016, 'Quadrilateral Alliance- A Concert of Democracies: An Analysis of its Relevance in the Context of Emerging Strategic Geometry in the Indo-Pacific Region', in , The Seventh Oceanic Conference on International Studies, Brisbane, Australia, presented at The Seventh Oceanic Conference on International Studies, Brisbane, Australia, 04 - 06 July 2016, http://www.ocis.org.au/files/pdf/OCIS_Program_v18_interactive.pdf

Sharma A, 2016, 'India’s Energy Needs: Prospects for Australia-India Energy Cooperation', in , 'Energy and Resource Conference' organized by the University of Western Australia, Australia-India Institute and Australia-India Business Council, Perth, Australia, presented at 'Energy and Resource Conference' organized by the University of Western Australia, Australia-India Institute and Australia-India Business Council, Perth, Australia, 17 - 17 March 2016, http://dx.doi.org/file:///C:/Users/z3346949/Downloads/Invitation%20National%20Energy%20and%20Resources%20Forum%2017%20March%202016%20Perth%20(1).pdf

Sharma A, 2014, 'India- China Relations in the Context of the Emerging Asian Balance of Power: What Lies Ahead', in , Sixth Oceanic Conference on International Studies, The University of Melbourne, presented at Sixth Oceanic Conference on International Studies, The University of Melbourne, 09 - 11 July 2014

Sharma A, 2013, 'Changing the Perceptions by Lobbying: The Impact of Indian American Lobbying in the US Foreign Policy towards India', in , Mid-West Political Science Conference, Chicago, The U.S.A, presented at Mid-West Political Science Conference, Chicago, The U.S.A, 11 - 12 April 2013

Sharma A, 2012, 'Ethnic Lobbying and the US Foreign Policy: An Evaluation of Indian American Lobbying in the US-India Relations', in , New Zealand Political Science Conference, presented at New Zealand Political Science Conference, 06 - 08 November 2012

Sharma A, 2011, 'India’s Strategic Posture in the Context of Evolving Asia-Pacific Security Paradigm', in , New Zealand Political Science Association Conference, The University of Otago, Dunedin, presented at New Zealand Political Science Association Conference, The University of Otago, Dunedin, 01 - 02 December 2011

Sharma A, 2010, 'An Evaluation of the Indo-US Strategic Partnership: India’s Global Aspiration and Obama Administration', in , New Zealand Political Science Association Conference, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, presented at New Zealand Political Science Association Conference, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, 02 - 03 December 2010

Sharma A, 2009, 'US Policy and Energy Security Issues in South Asia', in , Conference organised on US Policy Towards South Asia by Indian Council of Historical Research and Americans Studies Department, School of International Studies (SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), JNU, New Delhi, presented at Conference organised on US Policy Towards South Asia by Indian Council of Historical Research and Americans Studies Department, School of International Studies (SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), JNU, New Delhi, 30 - 31 March 2009

Sharma A, 2008, 'Indo-US Strategic Relations”, South Asia Studies Seminar', in , RSPAS, ANU Seminar Series, ANU, presented at RSPAS, ANU Seminar Series, ANU, 23 - 23 July 2008

Sharma A, 2007, 'Indo-US Strategic Convergence in Post-Cold War Period: From Logjam to Strategic Partnership', in , Conference on “Indo-US Strategic Convergence” jointly organized by American Studies, SIS, JNU and Shyamlal College, Delhi University, Academic Research Centre, Delhi University, presented at Conference on “Indo-US Strategic Convergence” jointly organized by American Studies, SIS, JNU and Shyamlal College, Delhi University, Academic Research Centre, Delhi University, 01 - 02 February 2007

Creative Written Works

Sharma A, 2019, Bali Bombing Mastermind: Unpardonable Pardon, Publication: Second Insight, New Delhi, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://www.satp.org/second-sight-volume-1-no-12?fbclid=IwAR18RqttGuP4GLJ2vyVW5iBEiJNLDTb-Y_BarS09IgaCLraRy2knSXaiV14

Sharma A, 2019, Pulwama Terror Attack: India’s Response Escalates, Publication: Australian Outlook, Australia, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://dx.doi.org/https://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/pulwama-terror-india-escalates/

Sharma A, 2019, India’s General Election 2019: Modi Bets on National Security, Publication: Australian Outlook, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://dx.doi.org/https://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/indias-election-2019-modi-bets-national-security/

Sharma A, 2019, Adani: A Burning Question for Australia-India Relations, Publication: Australian Outlook, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://dx.doi.org/https://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/adani-burning-question-australia-india-relations/

Sharma A, 2019, India “Modi-fied” Again: Why and What Next?, Publication: Australian Outlook, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/india-modi-fied-again-why-and-what-next/

Sharma A, 2018, Australia poised for enhanced partnership with India, Publication: Australian Outlook, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://dx.doi.org/https://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/australia-poised-for-enhanced-partnership-with-india/

Sharma A, 2018, NZ-India Tapping the Potential, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://www.ita.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/NZITA-NZIndiaEconomicUpdateOct18.pdf

Sharma A, 2017, Modi’s Landmark visit to Israel, Publication: Australian Outlook, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://dx.doi.org/https://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/modis-landmark-visit-to-israel/

Sharma A, 2017, Visas Won’t Derail Modi’s Meeting with Trump, Publication: Australian Outlook, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://dx.doi.org/https://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/h1b-visas-wont-derail-modis-first-meeting-trump/

Sharma A, 2017, Behind Modi: The growing influence of the India lobby, Publication: The Conversation, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://dx.doi.org/https://theconversation.com/behind-modi-the-growing-influence-of-the-india-lobby-80000

Sharma A, 2015, PM Modi’s Visit to China Develops Economic Bonhomie, Publication: Australian Outlook, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://dx.doi.org/https://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/pm-modis-visit-to-china-develops-economic-bonhomie/

Sharma A, 2015, What’s behind the new US-India Defense Pact?, Publication: The Conversation, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://dx.doi.org/https://theconversation.com/whats-behind-the-new-us-india-defense-pact-42944

Sharma A, 2015, US and India mark historic day with Obama visit, Publication: The Conversation, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://dx.doi.org/https://theconversation.com/us-and-india-mark-historic-day-with-obama-visit-36546

Sharma A, 2014, Mr. Putin Goes to India, Publication: Australian Outlook, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://dx.doi.org/https://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/mr-putin-goes-to-india/

Sharma A, 2014, Modi's Vision of the India-Australia Relationship: From Periphery to Centre, Publication: Australian Outlook, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://dx.doi.org/https://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/resource/modis-vision-of-the-india-australia-relationship-from-periphery-to-centre/

Sharma A, 2014, Modi takes Manhattan in bid to bolster strategic partnership with Obama, Publication: The Conversation, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://dx.doi.org/https://theconversation.com/modi-takes-manhattan-in-bid-to-bolster-strategic-partnership-with-obama-32178

Sharma A, 2014, Modi takes Manhattan in bid to bolster strategic partnership with Obama, Publication: The Conversation, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://dx.doi.org/https://theconversation.com/modi-takes-manhattan-in-bid-to-bolster-strategic-partnership-with-obama-32178

Sharma A, 2014, Abbott’s visit to take Australia-India relations beyond cricket, Publication: The Conversation, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://dx.doi.org/https://theconversation.com/abbotts-visit-to-take-australia-india-relations-beyond-cricket-31056

Sharma A, 2014, Pakistan’s failing state is too weak to tackle the Taliban, Publication: The Conversation, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://dx.doi.org/https://theconversation.com/pakistans-failing-state-is-too-weak-to-tackle-the-taliban-27896

Sharma A, 2014, Just who is Narendra Modi, India’s man of the moment?, Publication: The Conversation, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://dx.doi.org/https://theconversation.com/just-who-is-narendra-modi-indias-man-of-the-moment-26898

Sharma A, 2014, Foreign policy will be a crucial challenge for the incoming Modi government, Publication: The Conversation, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://dx.doi.org/https://theconversation.com/foreign-policy-will-be-a-crucial-challenge-for-the-incoming-modi-government-26834

Sharma A, 2014, Obama’s key message in Asia – if China wants a fight, we’ve got your back, Publication: The Conversation, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://dx.doi.org/https://theconversation.com/obamas-key-message-in-asia-if-china-wants-a-fight-weve-got-your-back-26147

Sharma A, 2014, India election: BJP may shift away from no-first-use nuclear policy, Publication: The Conversation, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://dx.doi.org/https://theconversation.com/india-election-bjp-may-shift-away-from-no-first-use-nuclear-policy-25660

Sharma A, 2014, Why is India still the world’s largest arms importer?, Publication: The Conversation, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://dx.doi.org/https://theconversation.com/why-is-india-still-the-worlds-largest-arms-importer-25462

Sharma A, 2014, Despite rhetoric, Russia and US can’t afford another Cold War, Publication: The Conversation, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://dx.doi.org/https://theconversation.com/despite-rhetoric-russia-and-us-cant-afford-another-cold-war-24551

Sharma A; Wilson C, 2014, Corruption, religion and leadership: India and Indonesia at the polls, Publication: The Conversation, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://dx.doi.org/https://theconversation.com/corruption-religion-and-leadership-india-and-indonesia-at-the-polls-23731

Sharma A, 2013, Boston Bombing: The Challenges Ahead for the US Counterterrorism Policy, Publication: Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://www.orfonline.org/research/boston-bombings-the-challenges-ahead-for-the-us-counter-terrorism-policy/

Sharma A, 2010, Politics, Accord and A Step Towards Better Tomorrow, Publication: Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://www.ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=3037

Sharma A, 2009, President Barack Obama’s 100 Days, Publication: Centre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://www.claws.in/179/president-barack-obamas-100-days-dr-ashok-sharma.html

Sharma A, 2009, Growing Indo-French Nuclear Bonhomie: Ensuring India's Energy Security, Publication: Centre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://www.claws.in/164/growing-indo-french-nuclear-bonhomie-ensuring-indias-energy-security-dr-ashok-sharma.html

Sharma A, 2009, Obama-Manmohan Dialogue: Emphasis on Strengthening Indo-US counter- terror Cooperation, Publication: South Asia Monitor, New Delhi, publication category: Creative Written Works

Sharma A, 2008, Benazir Assassinated: More Political Uncertainties, Publication: Centre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://www.claws.in/21/benazir-assassinated-more-political-uncertainties-dr-ashok-sharma.html

Sharma A, 2008, Combating Terror: Need for Enhancing Indo-US Counterterrorism Cooperation, Publication: Centre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://www.claws.in/138/combating-terror-need-for-enhancing-indo-us-counterterrorism-cooperation-dr-ashok-sharma.html

Sharma A, 2008, Barack Obama's Victory: Implications for Indo-US Ties, Publication: Centre for Land warfare Studies, New Delhi, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://www.claws.in/125/barack-obamas-victory-implications-for-indo-us-ties-dr-ashok-sharma.html

Sharma A, 2008, Benazir's Assassination: Implications for Pakistan's Democracy, Publication: Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://www.ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=2457

Sharma A, 2007, India's Aerospace Command, Publication: Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://www.ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=2205

Sharma A, 2006, Democrat's Victory: Impact on Indo-US Courtship, Publication: Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://www.ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=2161

Sharma A, 2006, India-Australia Relations: A Deeper Engagement, Publication: Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://www.ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=1998

Sharma A, 2006, Indo-US Nuclear Deal: Intense Lobbying, Publication: Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://www.ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=2049

Sharma A, 2006, India's Soft Power, Publication: Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://www.ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=1933

Sharma A, 2005, Bhutan: From Monarchy to Democracy, Publication: Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, publication category: Creative Written Works, http://www.ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=1912

Sharma A, 2004, Foreign Policy: A Key Issue in US Elections, Publication: Observer Research Foundation, publication category: Creative Written Works