Special Focus

GP Insights


Chetna Vinay Bhora
Ukraine: Escalation of tensions with Russia

GP Insights # 499, 11 April 2021
Chetna Vinay Bhora


Harini Madhusudan

Abigail Miriam Fernandez
Pakistan: A "new era" with Russia

GP Insights # 497, 11 April 2021
Abigail Miriam Fernandez


Poornima B
Iran: Return of the JCPOA talks

GP Insights # 496, 11 April 2021
Poornima B

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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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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Karthik Payyalil is currently an intern at the school of conflict and security studies at the National School of Advanced Studies. His research interests are Gender issues in world politics and foreign policy of Major powers He is currently a student of  Masters degree in International relations...


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Rahul M is currently an intern at the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. His research interests lies in Outer Space Laws, Soft Power, Power Politics/Realism. He is currently pursuing his Masters in International Relations at the University of Madras,...


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