Special Focus

GP Insights

US-China Tariff Rollback: Yes, sorry no…  

GP Insights # 183, 11 November 2019
Harini Madhusudan

Hong Kong: Xi Jinping’s display of faith in Carrie Lam

GP Insights # 182, 11 November 2019
Sourina Bej

India refuses to sign the RCEP 

GP Insights # 181, 11 November 2019
Parikshith Pradeep

Iran’s Uranium enrichment: A new phase in the Middle East

GP Insights # 180, 11 November 2019
Sukanya Bali

About the Course

Global Politics:
Contemporary World Affairs
Winter 2019

The course provides an introduction to contemporary world affairs. The primary objectives of the course are two: first, to enhance the understanding of contemporary global developments with an attempt to comprehend the larger picture and second, to identify and predict the trends leading to a forecast of contemporary world events.

The Course will have the following five modules: Contemporary World Order, Regional Security, Maritime Security, Science and Security and International Economy and Security.

The course looks at contemporary developments in global politics. In addition, it also provides a specialised area specific introduction to bilateral and internal conflicts in South Asia for those students who would like to pursue a course or internship as a part of their post-graduate and graduate programmes.

The course inculcates among the students' basic research skills to identify contemporary problems, make a coherent argument, efficient presentation, and fluent writing styles.

Course Scholars

Harini Madhusudan is currently a Project Associate, at the International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP), School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. She is working a project on Pakistan Research. Her areas of research include Outer Space...


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Sourina Bej is currently a Research Associate with the International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP) at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. In ISSSP, she is currently working on a DRDO-sponsored project, "Profiling Borderland Communities in Tawang". She is...


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Aparupa Bhattacharjee is currently pursuing her PhD at the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore.  Her research is focussed on Southeast Asia, primarily Myanmar, Thailand, and Malaysia. In particular, she studies politics, conflicts...


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Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh is currently a Research Associate at the International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP), School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. She presently works with the BRICS-YSF project under the School. Her areas of research...


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Abigail is currently pursuing Masters in the Department of International Studies in Stella Maris College, Chennai. Her areas of interests are peace and conflict management in the MENA region and Latin America, SDG’s role in climate change, maritime issues in particular to the emerging importance...


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Lakshmi Venugopal Menon is currently a Research Consultant at the International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP), National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. She has contributed to the database on Pakistan relating to CPEC, Balochistan and Pakistan elections 2018. Her research...


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Parikshith Pradeep is currently a Research Intern at the International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP), School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. His areas of research include Indo-Pacific, Maritime studies and South China Sea region....


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Sukanya Bali is currently a Research Consultant at the International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP), School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. Her area of research includes Violence and Conflict in South Asia, and China's Soft-power...


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Vijay Maidergi is currently a Research Intern at International Strategic & Security Studies Programme(ISSSP), School of Conflict & Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. His area of research includes Advanced AI, new-age technologies and is currently working on Cyber...


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Lakshman is currently a Project Associate at the Centre for Neuroscience, Indian Institute of Science (IISc). He is part of the Global Politics course at International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP), National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS). His research interests are broadly based...


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Rashmi Ramesh is currently pursuing PhD at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. Rashmi completed her BA in Economics, Political Science and Sociology from Christ (Deemed to be University), Bangalore. She holds a Masters Degree in Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal Academy of Higher...


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Nidhi Dalal is currently a research intern at the International Strategic and Studies Program (ISSSP), School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. She has completed post-graduation in Geopolitics and International Relations from Manipal Academy of...


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Analysis

The Arctic Series
The Arctic Littorals: Iceland and Greenland

November 2019 | CWA # 185

Rashmi Ramesh

The Arctic Series
The Polar Silk Route: China's ambitious search in the Arctic

November 2019 | CWA # 184

Harini Madhusudhan

The Arctic Series
The Scientific Imbalance: Is technology rightly being invested in the Arctic?

November 2019 | CWA # 183

Parikshith Pradeep

Middle East
Syria: Who wants what?

November 2019 | CWA # 181

GP Team

China
Violence in Hong Kong: Will the protests end?

November 2019 | CWA # 180

Harini Madhusudhan

Europe
Is Catalonia Spain’s Hong Kong?

November 2019 | CWA # 179

Rashmi Ramesh

The Arctic Series
Why an Arctic foray is essential for India

October 2019 | CWA # 177

D. Suba Chandran

The Arctic Series
Russia's Polar Military Edge

October 2019 | CWA # 176

Parikshith Pradeep

Latin America on fire
Protests rock Chile, Bolivia and Haiti

October 2019 | CWA # 175

Nidhi Dalal

Myanmar
Will prosecuting Suu Kyi resolve the Rohingya problem?

October 2019 | CWA # 171

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

India and Bangladesh
Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi: Multiple Deals, No Takeaways

October 2019 | CWA # 170

Sourina Bej

The UN Climate Action Summit 2019
Climate Change: Four Actors, No Action

October 2019 | CWA # 169

Lakshman Chakravarthy N & Rashmi Ramesh

Review
Brexit: Preparing for the Worst Case

October 2019 | CWA # 168

Sukanya Bali

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