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 Middle East

Will the Abraham Accord lead to peace, or is it the end of Palestine state?

September 2020 | CWA # 333

Lakshmi V Menon

Report Review

The decline in terrorism in Pakistan in 2019

March 2020 | CWA # 251

Lakshmi V Menon

The FATF Meeting, February 2020

Pakistan to remain “Grey”; North Korea and Iran in “Black”

February 2020 | CWA # 235

Lakshmi V Menon

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GP Insights

Israel: The State resumes new settlements in West Bank, as a US delegation visits Israel, Bahrain an

October 2020 | GP Insights # 428

Lakshmi V Menon

The Middle East: After UAE, Bahrain agrees to normalize relations with Israel, as the three sign the

September 2020 | GP Insights # 414

Lakshmi V Menon

Palestine protests against Israel's West Bank annexation plans

June 2020 | GP Insights # 377

Lakshmi V Menon

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Sourina Bej

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Aparupa Bhattacherjee

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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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Abigail Miriam Fernandez

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Sukanya Bali

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Apoorva Sudhakar

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

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

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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