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About the Course

Global Politics:
Contemporary World Affairs
Winter 2019

The course provides an introduction to contemporary world affairs. The primary objectives of the course are two: first, to enhance the understanding of contemporary global developments with an attempt to comprehend the larger picture and second, to identify and predict the trends leading to a forecast of contemporary world events.

The Course will have the following five modules: Contemporary World Order, Regional Security, Maritime Security, Science and Security and International Economy and Security.

The course looks at contemporary developments in global politics. In addition, it also provides a specialised area specific introduction to bilateral and internal conflicts in South Asia for those students who would like to pursue a course or internship as a part of their post-graduate and graduate programmes.

The course inculcates among the students' basic research skills to identify contemporary problems, make a coherent argument, efficient presentation, and fluent writing styles.

Course Scholars

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 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 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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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Analysis

NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology & International Relations
Reviewing the COP 26: Major Agreements, Issues, and Challenges 

January 2022 | CWA # 653

STIR Team

Pakistan Reader
Deepening Pakistan-Russia ties

January 2022 | CWA # 652

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Pakistan Reader
Justice Ayesha: Breaking the Legal Ceiling

January 2022 | CWA # 651

D. Suba Chandran

Pakistan Reader
Monthly report of Finance Ministry paints a gloomy yet prospective outlook

January 2022 | CWA # 650

Ankit Singh

Pakistan Reader
Pakistan's Judiciary in 2021

January 2022 | CWA # 649

Ankit Singh

Pakistan Reader
Same Page Story: Civil-Military Relations in 2021

January 2022 | CWA # 648

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Pakistan Reader
Pakistan's Rail Corridor to Istanbul: Light at the end of the tunnel?

January 2022 | CWA # 647

Sneha M

Pakistan Reader
Pakistan's Foreign Policy in 2021

January 2022 | CWA # 646

D. Suba Chandran

Pakistan Reader
Pakistan’s economy in 2021: Major highlights

January 2022 | CWA # 645

Ankit Singh

Pakistan Reader
2021: Where the PTI scored, missed and floundered, and what it means for 2022

January 2022 | CWA # 644

D. Suba Chandran

Pakistan Reader
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa LB polls: Shocking yet predicted loss for PTI

January 2022 | CWA # 643

Sneha M

Pakistan Reader
Pakistan and the Asian Development Bank

January 2022 | CWA # 642

Ankit Singh

Pakistan Reader
The PDM is back, again

January 2022 | CWA # 641

Apoorva Sudhakar

Pakistan Reader
Qureshi’s visit to Brussels: Three takeaways

January 2022 | CWA # 639

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Conflict Weekly
Conflicts in 2021 : Through Regional Prisms

January 2022 | CWA # 637

IPRI Team

The World This Week
North Korea tests new missiles, and the US remembers 6 January

January 2022 | CWA # 636

GP Team

The World This Week: 150th Issue
The Complete Compendium for 2021

December 2021 | CWA # 634

GP Team

The World This Week: 150th Issue
China, East Asia, and South East Asia in 2021

December 2021 | CWA # 633

GP Team

The World This Week: 150th Issue
The Americas in 2021

December 2021 | CWA # 631

GP Team

The World This Week: 150th Issue
Europe in 2021

December 2021 | CWA # 630

GP Team

The World This Week: 150th Issue
Middle East and Africa in 2021

December 2021 | CWA # 629

GP Team

The World This Week: 150th Issue
South Asia in 2021

December 2021 | CWA # 628

GP Team

NIAS Africa Monitor
Famine in Ethiopia: The government's refusal to acknowledge, worsens the crisis

December 2021 | CWA # 626

Harshita Rathore

The World This Week
The Biden-Putin, and Modi-Putin Summits

December 2021 | CWA # 625

GP Team

Pakistan Reader
Protests in Gwadar: Four major highlights

December 2021 | CWA # 624

Apoorva Sudhakar

Pakistan Reader
Mini budget, IMF and a contemporary puzzle.

December 2021 | CWA # 623

Ankit Singh

Pakistan Reader
Indus river dolphin rescued successfully in Larkana and moved to sanctuary

December 2021 | CWA # 622

Ankit Singh

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