Course Scholars

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 of Blue Economy and foreign policy.

She presently working on a database relating to Belt and Road Initiative and on BIMSTEC as a part of the Global Politics course at ISSSP, NIAS.

She did her under graduation in Economics, Political Science, Sociology from St. Joseph’s College, Bengaluru. She wishes to pursue a career in academics and desires to use teaching as a method to engage with the youth to be responsible citizens.

Outside research, Abigail enjoys recycling old jewellery and developing professional hairstyling skills. She can be contacted at fernandezabigail123@gmail.com 

GP Commentaries

G-20 Summit

For Japan, it was commerce and climate change

July 2019 | CWA # 141

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

The BRI Summit 2019

Across the Himalayas: Nepal and China

June 2019 | CWA # 130

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Global Politics

The Huawei Controversy: Five things you need to know

May 2019 | CWA # 123

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

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GP Insights

Afghanistan: Taliban’s deadly strikes

September 2019 | GP Insights # 149

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Turkey: Erdogan intends to send Syrian refugees back and threatens Europe to push them

September 2019 | GP Insights # 145

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Jammu and Kashmir: The UNSC meeting

August 2019 | GP Insights # 128

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

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Other Scholars

Harini Madhusudhan

Harini Madhusudan is currently a Project Associate, 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...

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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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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...

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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. Her research...

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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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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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Vijay Maidergi

Vijay Maidergi is currently a Research Intern at International Strategic & Security Studies Programme(ISSSP), School of Conflict & Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. His area of research includes Advanced AI, new-age technologies and is currently working on Cyber...

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Lakshman Chakravarthy N

Lakshman is currently a Project Associate at the Centre for Neuroscience, Indian Institute of Science (IISc). He is part of the Global Politics course at International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP), National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS). His research interests are broadly based...

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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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Nidhi Dalal

Nidhi Dalal is currently a research intern at the International Strategic and Studies Program (ISSSP), School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. She has completed post-graduation in Geopolitics and International Relations from Manipal Academy of...

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