Special Focus

GP Insights

China and Myanmar signs several MoUs and agreements: Just not the BRI

GP Insights # 231, 25 January 2020
Aparupa Bhattacherjee

World Economic Forum: The 50th meeting at Davos

GP Insights # 229, 25 January 2020
Rashmi Ramesh

India's Northeast: Internally displaced Brus to be finally settled in Tripura

GP Insights # 228, 19 January 2020
Vaishali Handique

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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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. She is a part...


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Shubham is a fourth-year law student at National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi. He is currently an research intern in the International Strategic and security studies program at NIAS. He is specializing in International law and has a keen interest in International diplomacy, International...


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Sneha a graduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering from VTU. Her areas of interests are Science and Technology, Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence. She is is currently a research intern at the International Strategic and Security Studies, NIAS.


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Amal is currently pursuing her Masters in International Studies from Stella Maris College, Chennai. Her areas of interest are the Latin American and Caribbean Region, Asia Pacific Region, Indian Foreign Policy, as well as the study of International Relations from a theoretical perspective. She is a part...


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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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Abigail is currently pursuing Masters in the Department of International Studies in Stella Maris College, Chennai. She is a part of the Conflict Alert team at the IPRI, NIAS.


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Vaishali Handique is currently pursuing her post-graduation in South Asian Studies in the Unesco Madanjeet Singh Institute for South Asian Regional Co-operation, Pondicherry University. She is particularly interested in the conflicts of North-east India, human rights and reformation of primary education...


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Analysis

The Middle East in 2020
After Soleimani assassination: Options for the US 

January 2020 | CWA # 208

Vivek Mishra

The Middle East in 2020
Iran, Iraq and the US: Who wants what?

January 2020 | CWA # 207

Sukanya Bali

Myanmar in 2020
Old problems to persist with no solutions in the near term

January 2020 | CWA # 206

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

The Himalayan Triangle
Indian and Chinese investments in Nepal: Managing asymmetry

January 2020 | CWA # 205

Aashiyana Adhikari

GP Column: Blue Economy
Blue Economy and India: An Introduction

January 2020 | CWA # 200

Shailesh Nayak | Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)

The World This Year
The Middle East in 2019: Domestic Protests, Bilateral Conflicts and Regional Tensions

December 2019 | CWA # 199

Lakshmi V Menon

The World This Year
North Africa in 2019: A year of protests, with some positive results

December 2019 | CWA # 198

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

The World This Year
Hong Kong in 2019: China's New Achilles Heel

December 2019 | CWA # 197

Sukanya Bali

The World This Year
The US-China Trade Dispute in 2019: Towards a thaw in 2020?

December 2019 | CWA # 196

Harini Madhusudan

The World This Year
The US in 2019: Trump rollsout a template for a global American retreat

December 2019 | CWA # 195

Parikshith Pradeep

The World This Year
Europe in 2019: Hard Brexit for the UK, Systemic Struggle for the EU

December 2019 | CWA # 194

Sourina Bej

The World This Year
Climate Change in 2019: Active Civil Society, Hesitant State

December 2019 | CWA # 193

Rashmi Ramesh

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