Special Focus

GP Insights

The US plan against Mexican Cartels

GP Insights # 197, 15 December 2019
Unnikrishnan MJ

London attacks: A reality check on radicalisation

GP Insights # 196, 30 November 2019
Sourina Bej

Iran protests: Thousands arrested

GP Insights # 195, 30 November 2019
Parikshith Pradeep

Netanyahu indicted on corruption charges: Political crisis deepens

GP Insights # 194, 23 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 PhD scholar, 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 Law...


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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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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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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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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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Analysis

The World this Week
NATO at 70, Protests in Iran, COP 25 in Madrid

December 2019 | CWA # 190

GP Team

The World this Week
Protests in Iran and Attacks in London

November 2019 | CWA # 189

GP Team

The World this Week
Elections in Sri Lanka and Protests in Georgia, Chile & Czech

November 2019 | CWA # 188

GP Team

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

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