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

India and Bangladesh

Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi: Multiple Deals, No Takeaways

October 2019 | CWA # 170

Sourina Bej

G-20 Summit

For the US, it was trade, tariff and talks

July 2019 | CWA # 140

Sourina Bej

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GP Insights

Hong Kong: Xi Jinping’s display of faith in Carrie Lam

November 2019 | GP Insights # 182

Sourina Bej

UK Elections: A delayed Brexit; divided Parliament

November 2019 | GP Insights # 176

Sourina Bej

The New Brexit Deal: Will Boris Johnson meet the same fate as Theresa May?

October 2019 | GP Insights # 169

Sourina Bej

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Other Scholars

Harini Madhusudhan

Harini Madhusudan is currently a Project Associate, 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...

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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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Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh Iyer

Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh is currently a Research Associate at the International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP), School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. She presently works with the BRICS-YSF project under the School. Her areas of research...

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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. Her research...

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Parikshith Pradeep

Parikshith Pradeep is currently a Research Intern at the International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP), School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. His areas of research include Indo-Pacific, Maritime studies and South China Sea region....

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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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Vijay Maidergi

Vijay Maidergi is currently a Research Intern at International Strategic & Security Studies Programme(ISSSP), School of Conflict & Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. His area of research includes Advanced AI, new-age technologies and is currently working on Cyber...

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Lakshman Chakravarthy N

Lakshman is currently a Project Associate at the Centre for Neuroscience, Indian Institute of Science (IISc). He is part of the Global Politics course at International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP), National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS). His research interests are broadly based...

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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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Nidhi Dalal

Nidhi Dalal is currently a research intern at the International Strategic and Studies Program (ISSSP), School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. She has completed post-graduation in Geopolitics and International Relations from Manipal Academy of...

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