Course Scholars

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 also working on a larger study - "Water Security and Climate Change in India" supported by Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Secutity Studies (BIPSS). 
 
Her research is focused on India's Northeast especially on water and development politics in the region. She studies the borderland identities, development and resource conflicts in the region, primarily in the Himalayan frontier. She has also worked on  'Religious Extremism in Bangladesh' and 'Political Transition in Nepal. 
 
Prior to joining ISSSP, she has been the correspondent-cum-copy editor at The Times of India, Chennai for the dailies' Nation and City pages. She has completed her Masters in International Studies from Stella Maris College, Chennai and holds a post-graduate diploma in print journalism from Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. She is a graduate in Political Science from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata

GP Commentaries

GLOBAL PROTEST MOVEMENTS

‘The yellow vests will triumph’: The middle and working class protests in France

September 2020 | CWA # 335

Sourina Bej

Huawei and Europe

Despite the UK ban, it is not over yet for China. For three reasons.

August 2020 | CWA # 318

Sourina Bej

COVID-19 fundraising

EU, minus the US, leads the global cooperation for the vaccine

May 2020 | CWA # 280

Sourina Bej

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GP Insights

Europe and Saudi Arabia: Lambasting Riyadh's human rights record, the EU to cut its presence in the

October 2020 | GP Insights # 425

Sourina Bej

Turkey: New EU sanctions threat will do little, as Erdogan is on an offensive

October 2020 | GP Insights # 422

Sourina Bej

Europe: The Second Wave of COVID-19, and calls for a second lock down

September 2020 | GP Insights # 417

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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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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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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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