Course Scholars

Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh Iyer

Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh is currently a Research Associate at the International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP), School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. She presently works with the BRICS-YSF project under the School. Her areas of research include Maritime Security, Nuclear Issues and Policy, East Asia particularly Japan and aspires to extend her study into Peace and Conflict in West Asia. 

Seetha is a graduate in Journalism and Media Studies and holds a post-graduation in Political Science from the Madras Christian College, Chennai. Her masters’ dissertation was titled “India-Japan Vistas of Economic-Strategic Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.” In addition, she holds two years of experience as a copy editor and proofreader- editorial with Higher Education, Oxford University Press (OUP), India. 

Outside research, Seetha enjoys embossing, clay modelling and binge-watching interviews! 

She can be reached at seethadinesh2807@gmail.com.

Research Activities

9 July 2018
Commentary

Japanese Naval Diplomacy in the Indian Ocean: Prospects and Possibilities
Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh Iyer
National Maritime Foundation


19 June 2018
Commentary

At the gateway from east: where do India’s neighbours stand on the belt and road?
Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh Iyer
ISSSP, NIAS


30 April 2018
Dissertation

India Japan Vistas of Economic - Strategic Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific
Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh Iyer
Department of Political Science, MCC, Chennai


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GP Commentaries

G-20 Summit

For Russia, it was big power projection

July 2019 | CWA # 144

Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh Iyer

The BRI Summit 2019

Africa Embraces the Belt and Road

May 2019 | CWA # 118

Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh Iyer

Christchurch Massacre

Responses and Inspiring Lessons

April 2019 | CWA # 108

Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh Iyer

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GP Insights

Trump impeachment inquiry gets critical with Ambassador Taylor’s testimony 

October 2019 | GP Insights # 172

Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh Iyer

US: Trump faces impeachment inquiry over whistleblower complaint

September 2019 | GP Insights # 155

Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh Iyer

Turkey and Russia: Erdogan-Putin grow closer as divisions over Syria remain

August 2019 | GP Insights # 138

Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh Iyer

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