Special Focus

GP Insights


Sukanya Bali

Sourina Bej

Harini Madhusudan
Brexit: The trade deal may not come through

GP Insights # 451, 13 December 2020
Harini Madhusudan


Aparupa Bhattacherjee
Venezuela: Maduro consolidates his hold with a new election

GP Insights # 450, 13 December 2020
Aparupa Bhattacherjee

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Analysis

Pakistan This Week
The Hazaras protest over burying the dead; PM says don’t blackmail me

January 2021 | CWA # 411

D Suba Chandran

Pakistan This Week
The PDM differences, Gwadar fencing, and Lakhvi's arrest

January 2021 | CWA # 408

D Suba Chandran

Conflict Reader
Nagorno-Karabakh: Rekindled fighting, Causalities and a Ceasefire

December 2020 | CWA # 407

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Conflict Reader
Thailand: For the pro-democracy protests, it is a long march ahead

December 2020 | CWA # 406

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Conflict Reader
Hong Kong: Slow Strangulation of Protests, Security Law and China's victory

December 2020 | CWA # 405

Mallika Devi

Conflict Reader
Brexit: A year of the UK-EU transition talks and finally, a Deal 

December 2020 | CWA # 404

Harini Madhusudan

Conflict Reader
Ethiopia: The conflict in Tigray and the regional fallouts

December 2020 | CWA # 402

Apoorva Sudhakar

Conflict Reader
India and China: A tense border with compromise unlikely

December 2020 | CWA # 401

Teshu Singh

The World This Year
Abraham Accords: Rethinking Diplomacy and Restructuring Priorities in the Middle East

December 2020 | CWA # 399

Rashmi Ramesh

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