Course Scholars

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Abigail Miriam Fernandez Research Associate at the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. Her areas of interest include peace and conflict in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. As a part of her research focus at 'Pakistan Reader' she looks at issues relating to gender, minorities, and ethnic movements. She completed her Master's from the Department of International Studies at Stella Maris College, Chennai. She is a part of the Conflict Alert team at the IPRI, NIAS.

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

GP Commentaries

NIAS Africa Monitor

Impending famine in Tigray, should make Ethiopia everyone's problem

July 2021 | CWA # 519

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Afghanistan

Five reasons why Afghanistan is closer to a civil war

July 2021 | CWA # 514

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Afghanistan 

The US decision to withdraw is a call made too early. Three reasons why

May 2021 | CWA # 469

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

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GP Insights

The SCO Summit: The call to end violence in Afghanistan

July 2021 | GP Insights # 549

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Afghanistan: The US and NATO decides to withdraw; Ghani accepts it

April 2021 | GP Insights # 501

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Pakistan: A "new era" with Russia

April 2021 | GP Insights # 497

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

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Other Scholars

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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Harini Madhusudan

Harini Madhusudan is currently a PhD scholar, 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 Law...

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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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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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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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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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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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Avishka Ashok

Avishka Ashok is a Research Assistant with the Science Diplomacy Programme in the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. In the Science Diplomacy Programme, she is currently working on coordinating the activities of the programme, compiling and...

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Juan Mary Joseph

Juan Mary Joseph is currently a Research Intern at the School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies.  Her areas of interest include China and East Asian studies. She has completed her Masters in International Studies from Christ (Deemed to be) University and...

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Porkkodi Ganeshpandian

Porkkodi Ganeshpandian holds a postgraduate degree in Political Science from Madras Christian College, and is currently a research intern at the School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies. Her research interests are centred on South Asian politics, North Korean Politics...

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Wonchibeni Tsopoe

Wonchibeni Tsopoe is currently a Research Intern at the School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS). Her area of interest includes India’s Northeast and South Asian studies. She has completed her post-graduation in Political Science from St.Joseph’s...

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