Course Scholars

Lakshmi V Menon

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 of the Conflict Alert team at the IPRI, NIAS.

Her research interests include the following: Peace and Conflicts in Middle East and South Asia, Refugee crisis, Psychological profiling of Terrorists and Human Rights violations in conflict zones. She is currently working on the ISIS in the Af-Pak region and Radicalization.

Lakshmi is a graduate in Psychology from Women’s Christian College, Chennai and a post graduate in International Studies from Stella Maris College, Chennai. Her masters’ dissertation was titled “Radicalization of Youth in Kerala: A Critical Analysis of Psychological Impact of Radicalization on The Youth of Kerala.”

She can be contacted at lakshmimenon0410@gmail.com

GP Commentaries

The World This Year

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

December 2019 | CWA # 199

Lakshmi V Menon

Iran, US and the Nuclear Deal

Amidst the US-Iran standoff, Saudi Arabia should be cautious

July 2019 | CWA # 145

Lakshmi V Menon

Middle East

The End of ISIS Caliphate?

March 2019 | CWA # 102

Lakshmi V Menon

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GP Insights

Tehran: Protests follow the Airplane shooting

January 2020 | GP Insights # 222

Lakshmi V Menon

Syria: Sectarian leaders have a successful meeting in Berlin

January 2020 | GP Insights # 223

Lakshmi V Menon

Italy: Experiments with a new coalition

August 2019 | GP Insights # 140

Lakshmi V Menon

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Other Scholars

Harini Madhusudan

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

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 Bhattacherjee

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

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

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

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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Yashaskar Shubham

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 Tadkal

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 Anzari

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 Miriam Fernandez

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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Rini Babu

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

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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