Course Scholars

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 in Asia-Pacific region. She is a part of a team working on “Peace and Conflict Weekly Alert” at NIAS.

Sukanya has a post-graduate degree from the Department of International Studies and History from Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru. As a part of her degree, she worked on a Research Paper titled “China Soft Power in South-Asia: A case Study of Pakistan”.

Outside research, Sukanya has a passion for content writing, blogging and event management.   

GP Commentaries

China Reader

Alibaba then, Didi now: Three reasons why Beijing is going after its tech giants

September 2021 | CWA # 549

Sukanya Bali

NIAS GP Debate on Quad

Tracing the Quad's evolution in the last two decades

March 2021 | CWA # 447

Sukanya Bali

Abortions, Legislations and Gender Protests

In Thailand, the new abortion law poses more questions

February 2021 | CWA # 430

Sukanya Bali

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GP Insights

South China Sea: New tensions with Navy drills and foreign warships

August 2021 | GP Insights # 559

Sukanya Bali

COVID-19: China rejects the WHO investigation proposal

July 2021 | GP Insights # 555

Sukanya Bali

China: Didi, a ride-hailing company in regulatory crosshairs

July 2021 | GP Insights # 547

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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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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'...

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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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