Praveen Kumar, a Ph.D in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi is currently an Associate Professor at the Centre for Political Studies, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya. Formerly, he has served as an Associate Professor at the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University (MU), Manipal, Karnataka. He has a professional experience in teaching, data-driven inter-disciplinary research and analysis and project management of over 13 years. He has also worked with Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and Institute for Conflict Management (ICM) in New Delhi.He has many publications to his credit in journals of national and international repute, including Economic and Political Weekly, Fautlines, Strategic Analysis, Asian Affairs and World Focus. In addition, he has contributed in project reports, chapters in books and articles on web-portals.