Kumar, Satish 1933–
Kumar, Satish 1933–
Born May 30, 1933, in Moga, India; son of Ram Nath Agarwal (in business) and Shanti Devi; married Manjari Kumar, 1963; children: Namita, Sumita. Education: Delhi University, M.A., 1955; Indian School of International Studies, Ph.D., 1961.
Writer and educator. Indian School of International Studies, New Delhi, assistant professor of South Asian studies, 1961-67; Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, senior research officer in Pakistan, 1967-72; Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, associate professor, 1972-83, professor of diplomacy, beginning 1983.
World Association of World Federalists (chairman of executive committee), International Political Science Association, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, Authors Guild of India, Indian Council of World Affairs, India International Centre.
Rana Polity in Nepal, Asia (New York, NY), 1967.
The New Pakistan, Vikas (New Delhi, India), 1978.
CIA and the Third World: A Study in Crypto Diplomacy, Vikas (New Delhi, India), 1981.
Edgar Allan Poe: Style and Structure of His Short Stories, Bahri Publications (New Delhi, India), 1989.
Reassessing Pakistan as A Long Term Security Threat, Centre for Policy Research (New Delhi, India), 2004.
(Editor) Bangladesh Documents, Indian Ministry of External Affairs (India), Volume I, 1971, Volume II, 1972.
(Editor) Documents on India's Foreign Policy, Macmillan (New York, NY), Volume I: 1972, 1975, Volume II: 1973, 1976, Volume III: 1974, 1977.
(Editor) Year Book on India's Foreign Policy, 1982-1983, Sage (New Delhi, India), 1984.
(Editor) The United Nations at 50: An Indian View, UBS Publishers' Distributors (New Delhi, India), 1995.
Editor of India's National Security: Annual Review series, 2001-03, 2005.
Satish Kumar told CA: "The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is deeply involved in the Third World, exploiting the political and military weakness of Third World countries to the advantage of the United States. Unfortunately, however, it does not always end up serving the national interests of America, because of the simplistic view that it takes of situations in the Third World. The mistake is compounded by the fact that the CIA develops a vested interest in asserting its role in the power structure of America. The CIA, like any other intelligence agency, must learn to draw the line beyond which, if it intervenes, freedom and democracy are jeopardized rather than defended.
"In South Asia, India's diplomatic role has been and will continue to be, to promote the security and development of the region on the basis of mutual help, and respect for each other's independence, and democratic stability."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Strategic Affairs,http://www.stratmag.com/ (August 7, 2007), interview with author.