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

The GCC Summit and the thaw in Qatar-Saudi Arabia relations

January 2021 | GP Insights # 455

Lakshmi V Menon

Sudan: To normalize relations with Israel, following UAE and Bahrain

October 2020 | GP Insights # 430

Lakshmi V Menon

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

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