Course Scholars

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 Education, Manipal. Previously she had interned at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and the United Services Institution of India (USI), both based in New Delhi. Her research interests include maritime security, Indian Ocean affairs, Geopolitics and climate change in the Arctic, and India's foreign policy.

GP Commentaries

The World This Year

Abraham Accords: Rethinking Diplomacy and Restructuring Priorities in the Middle East

December 2020 | CWA # 399

Rashmi Ramesh

US and the Middle East

Trump legacy leaves negligible space for any policy changes

December 2020 | CWA # 384

Rashmi Ramesh

Global Protest Movements

Climate Change Protests: Now moving out of the COVID-19 shadow

October 2020 | CWA # 366

Rashmi Ramesh

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GP Insights

Iran: The new US offer to restart a dialogue

February 2021 | GP Insights # 472

Rashmi Ramesh

The Middle East: Trump's latest move to designate the Houthis as 'Foreign Terrorists'

January 2021 | GP Insights # 459

Rashmi Ramesh

The US in the Middle East: A week of hectic engagements over Israel, Syria, Iran, Qatar and Iraq

November 2020 | GP Insights # 442

Rashmi Ramesh

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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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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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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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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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