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

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

The World This Year

5G, Huawei and TikTok: Four trends in 2020

December 2020 | CWA # 392

Sukanya Bali

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GP Insights

COVID-19: The WHO releases report, but the question of origin remain unanswered

April 2021 | GP Insights # 494

Sukanya Bali

The US and China: Biden's first dialogue with Beijing

March 2021 | GP Insights # 490

Sukanya Bali

The WHO mission in China: COVID-19 virus did not emerge from the Wuhan lab

February 2021 | GP Insights # 471

Sukanya Bali

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Other Scholars

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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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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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 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...

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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. She is a part...

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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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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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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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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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Karthik Payyalil

Karthik Payyalil is currently an intern at the school of conflict and security studies at the National School of Advanced Studies. His research interests are Gender issues in world politics and foreign policy of Major powers He is currently a student of  Masters degree in International relations...

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Rahul M

Rahul M is currently an intern at the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. His research interests lies in Outer Space Laws, Soft Power, Power Politics/Realism. He is currently pursuing his Masters in International Relations at the University of Madras,...

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