Dr. Omkar Rout



Dr. Omkar Rout completed her Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar and is currently serving as Guest Faculty in the Department of Political Science, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha. His Doctoral thesis is focused on the role of European Union in nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. His research interests concentrate on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, India’s foreign policy and Gandhian studies.He has seven research papers in international journals and edited books, three conference proceedings and participation in six workshops/training programs to his credit.

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His doctoral research has analysed the policies taken by European Union (EU) to achieve international peace, disarmament and arms control. Nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament has long been absent from the political agenda of the European Union. Over twenty years the EU has begun taking some steps against the spread of nuclear weapons within its Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) focusing mainly on promoting the universalisation of treaties, transparency in export controls and some regional initiatives.

The work has also examined the future prospects of EU’s policy in the field of peace, disarmament and arms control and available opportunities. The research has also tried to find out what are the challenges faced by EU. Even though the EU adopted several policies to achieve Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Disarmament and Peace and signed so many treaties but still there is so many threats are existing.  Those treaties and policies fail to bring peace and full disarmament. So this type of study could be much useful to highlight what are the hurdles in front of EU to bring World Peace and full Disarmament. 

The study has given suggestions and what are the necessary steps should be taken by EU for Peace in the world. The emergence of a EU non-proliferation role has taken place notwithstanding notable disparities between the positions of the member states. Nevertheless, neither the objectives set have been ambitious, nor have they been pursued vigorously. Notably, they have never been part of a co-ordinated strategy. In recent years the need for the EU to enhance its role as a non-proliferation actor has increased dramatically.

Articles :

  1. Rout, O, ‘Relevance of NAM in the Emerging Multipolar World’ (2016), NAM Today Journal, September, Vol 59, No.9,New Delhi, ISSN: 2347-3193, pp. 56-62
  2. Rout, O, ‘European Union and Nuclear Non-Proliferation’ (2015), NAM Today Journal, May, Vol 47, No.5,New Delhi, ISSN: 2347-3193, pp. 48-56
  3. Rout, O, ‘Nuclear Non-Proliferation: An Indian Perspective’ (2015), NAM Today Journal, April, Vol 46, No.4,New Delhi, ISSN: 2347-3193, pp. 22-29

Chapters in Edited Book :

  1. Rout, O, ‘India Myanmar Expanding Relations: Challenges and Opportunities/ India’s Foreign Policy Towards It’ (2015), in Narottam Gaan, Sudhansubala Das and Susant Kumar Parida (ed.), India’s Foreign Policy Towards Its Neighbours, Abhijeet Publications, New Delhi, ISBN: 978-93-5074- 183-2
  2. Rout, O, ‘India and Nuclear NonProliferation Regime: An Indian Perspective’ (2020), in Narottam Gaan, and Rudra Prasad Sahoo (ed.), India’s Engagement with Global Powers: Issues and Challenges, Writers Choice, New Delhi, ISBN: 978-93-84081- 31-7
  3. Rout, O, ‘India and China in Central Asia: A New “Great Game”’ (2021), in Jajneswar Sethi (ed.), India’s Strategic Interests In The Post-Soviet Central Asia, Writers Choice, New Delhi, ISBN: 978-81- 951246-3-3

Teaching :

  1. Governance: Issues and Challenges
  2. Development Process and Social Movements in Contemporary India
  3. India’s Foreign Policy