Tripathi is the author of a number of books, including a trilogy encompassing Imperial Designs: War, Humiliation and the Making of History (2013), Breeding Ground: Afghanistan and the Origins of Islamist Terrorism (2011) and Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan (2010). His articles have appeared in publications such as The Economist and the Daily Telegraph of London, and he has written for a broad range of publications, among them Al Jazeera, Al-Ahram, CounterPunch, History News Network of George Mason University and ZNet. In the 1970s, he worked for the federal government in Washington.
- Roehampton UniversityPhD, 2012Thesis: A Critical Study of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars: Interests, Motives, Actions and the Makings of a Culture of Violence
- University of Sussex2002 - 2007Researcher of Cold War archives
- Heriot-Watt UniversityPGDBA, 2002
- Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityPostgraduate, 1973 - 1974School of International Studies
- Christian CollegePol, Eco, Soc, Eng, 1973