NIAS Europe Studies

France: Paris Terror Trial

30 September 2021
Sourina Bej

Belarus: Weaponization of the Migrant Crisis

30 September 2021
Harini Madhusudan

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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

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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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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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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Abigail Miriam Fernandez Research Associate at the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. Her areas of interest include peace and conflict in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. As a part of her research focus at 'Pakistan Reader'...


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Apoorva Sudhakar is a Research Assistant at the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. Her areas of interest include peace and conflict in South Asia and Africa, climate change and human-wildlife conflict.  Apoorva has completed her Masters degree...


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Lokendra Sharma is currently a PhD scholar at the School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), IISc Campus, Bengaluru. He has a Masters degree in International Relations from the MMAJ Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He has...


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Akriti Sharma is currently a PhD scholar, at the Science Diplomacy Programme, School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. She holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Political Science from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Her research interests...


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Avishka Ashok is a Research Assistant with the Science Diplomacy Programme in the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. In the Science Diplomacy Programme, she is currently working on coordinating the activities of the programme, compiling and...


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Juan Mary Joseph is currently a Research Intern at the School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies.  Her areas of interest include China and East Asian studies. She has completed her Masters in International Studies from Christ (Deemed to be) University and...


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Porkkodi Ganeshpandian holds a postgraduate degree in Political Science from Madras Christian College, and is currently a research intern at the School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies. Her research interests are centred on South Asian politics, North Korean Politics...


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Wonchibeni Tsopoe is currently a Research Intern at the School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS). Her area of interest includes India’s Northeast and South Asian studies. She has completed her post-graduation in Political Science from St.Joseph’s...


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Analysis

NIAS Europe Monitor
Europe's Energy Crisis: It could get worse. Five reasons why

October 2021 | CWA # 573

Chetna Vinay Bhora

NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology & International Relations
Cover Story: War against Malaria

October 2021 | CWA # 570

STIR Team

Conflict Weekly
ISIS violence in Afghanistan, and Targeted killings in J&K

October 2021 | CWA # 568

IPRI Team

East Asia
Japan: New Prime Minister, Old party

October 2021 | CWA # 567

Aswathy Koonampilly

The World this Week
Europe's Energy Crisis

October 2021 | CWA # 566

GP Team

NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology & International Relations
The Science and Politics of Materials

October 2021 | CWA # 564

STIR Team

NIAS Europe Monitor
France: Paris Terror Trial

September 2021 | CWA # 562

Sourina Bej

NIAS Europe Monitor
Belarus: Weaponization of the Migrant Crisis

September 2021 | CWA # 561

Harini Madhusudan

NIAS Fortnightly on ​​​​​​​Science, Technology and International Relations (STIR)
When Science, Technology and Innovation meet Society

September 2021 | CWA # 556

STIR Team

The World This Week
20 years after 9/11, Paris terror trial, and a new government in Lebanon

September 2021 | CWA # 553

GP Team

Pakistan Reader
Attacks on Chinese Investments in Pakistan: Who, Where And Why?

September 2021 | CWA # 552

Juan Mary Joseph

Latin America
Haiti: Two months after the assassination, the storm is still brewing

September 2021 | CWA # 551

Joeana Cera Matthews 

NIAS Europe Monitor
From Crimea to Navalny: Putin's calibrated Europe strategy

September 2021 | CWA # 550

Joeana Cera Matthews 

NIAS Europe Monitor
Nord Stream-2: Why is the region unhappy about the pipeline?

September 2021 | CWA # 548

Joeana Cera Matthews 

Conflict Reader
Two months of Cuban protests: Is the ‘revolution’ ending?

September 2021 | CWA # 547

Lokendra Sharma

Afghanistan
In Afghanistan, the Indian influence will not fade: Four reasons why

September 2021 | CWA # 545

Bhuvan Ningania

NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology & International Relations
Drones: The Evolution, Types, Hypes and Controversies

September 2021 | CWA # 544

STIR Team

The World This Week
The New Afghanistan

September 2021 | CWA # 543

GP Team

The World This Week
Kamala Harris' visit to Southeast Asia

August 2021 | CWA # 541

GP Team

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