Course Scholars

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 also working on a larger study - "Water Security and Climate Change in India" supported by Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Secutity Studies (BIPSS). 
 
Her research is focused on India's Northeast especially on water and development politics in the region. She studies the borderland identities, development and resource conflicts in the region, primarily in the Himalayan frontier. She has also worked on  'Religious Extremism in Bangladesh' and 'Political Transition in Nepal. 
 
Prior to joining ISSSP, she has been the correspondent-cum-copy editor at The Times of India, Chennai for the dailies' Nation and City pages. She has completed her Masters in International Studies from Stella Maris College, Chennai and holds a post-graduate diploma in print journalism from Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. She is a graduate in Political Science from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata

Research Activities

28 April 2018
Commentary

India-Bangladesh: What if the BNP returns?
Aparupa Bhattacherjee and Sourina Bej
Mainstream, 28 April 2018


2 December 2017
Commentary

How Will the Quad Impact India’s Maritime Security Policy?
Sourina Bej
The Diplomat, 2 December 2017


15 July 2017
Commentary

What Trump's Afghanistan Policy Means for India?
Sourina Bej
The Diplomat, 15 July 2017


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GP Commentaries

COVID-19 fundraising

EU, minus the US, leads the global cooperation for the vaccine

May 2020 | CWA # 280

Sourina Bej

Strategic Forecast 2020

The Pangs of BREXIT: UK's Tough Transition in 2020

February 2020 | CWA # 222

Sourina Bej

The World This Year

Europe in 2019: Hard Brexit for the UK, Systemic Struggle for the EU

December 2019 | CWA # 194

Sourina Bej

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GP Insights

US-Germany relations tense, as Trump signals withdrawal of troops

June 2020 | GP Insights # 372

Sourina Bej

A Global Coalition of Legislators to counter the challenges from China

June 2020 | GP Insights # 367

Sourina Bej

Black Lives Matter: Anti-Racist protests expand from the US into the Atlantic and Pacific

June 2020 | GP Insights # 365

Sourina Bej

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