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The rise of Marine Le Pen

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Rishma Banerjee

Five reasons why Emmanuel Macron won

15 May 2022
Ashwin Immanuel Dhanabalan

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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 Africa Weekly
IN FOCUS | Communal Tensions in Ethiopia

May 2022 | CWA # 738

NIAS Africa Team

France Presidential Elections 2022
What does Macron's victory mean for France and the EU

May 2022 | CWA # 737

Padmashree Anandhan

France Presidential Elections 2022
The rise of Marine Le Pen

May 2022 | CWA # 736

Rishma Banerjee

France Presidential Elections 2022
Five reasons why Emmanuel Macron won

May 2022 | CWA # 735

Ashwin Immanuel Dhanabalan

France Presidential Elections 2022
Four challenges ahead for President Macron

May 2022 | CWA # 734

Sourina Bej

Conflict Weekly Cover Story
Sudan, three years after Omar al Bashir

May 2022 | CWA # 733

S Shaji

NIAS Africa Weekly
IN FOCUS | Mali ends defence ties with France

May 2022 | CWA # 731

NIAS Africa Team

The World This Week
India-Nordic Summit, and New EU sanctions on Russia

May 2022 | CWA # 730

GP Team

Conflict Weekly
Mali-France tensions and anti-UK protests in the Virgin Islands

May 2022 | CWA # 729

IPRI Team

The World This Week
New US assistance for Ukraine

May 2022 | CWA # 728

GP Team

NIAS Africa Weekly
IN FOCUS | UK-Rwanda asylum deal

April 2022 | CWA # 726

NIAS Africa Team

Science, Technology and International Relations
Ukraine: The Recurring Russian Cyberattacks 

April 2022 | CWA # 723

STIR Team

NIAS Africa Weekly
IN FOCUS | Africa, Russia, and the War in Ukraine

April 2022 | CWA # 722

NIAS Africa Team

The World This Week
Elon Musk and the battle for Twitter 

April 2022 | CWA # 720

GP Team

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Violence in Nigeria, and Russia’s new military strategy in Ukraine

April 2022 | CWA # 719

IPRI Team

NIAS Africa Weekly
IN FOCUS | The rise of East African Community: From the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean

April 2022 | CWA # 718

NIAS Africa Team

NIAS Area Studies Brief No 47 | China Reader
India-Taiwan Relations: Making a Case for Active Sub-National Diplomacy with Tamil Nadu

April 2022 | CWA # 717

Naina Singh

The World This Week
New sanctions on Russia, and a new IPCC report on climate change

April 2022 | CWA # 716

GP Team

The Big Picture
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April 2022 | CWA # 715

Amit Gupta

NIAS Africa Weekly
IN FOCUS | Political Crisis in Tunisia

April 2022 | CWA # 713

NIAS Africa Team

The World This Week
Russia's gas ultimatum to Europe

April 2022 | CWA # 712

GP Team

Conflict Weekly
30 days of War in Ukraine

March 2022 | CWA # 711

IPRI Team

NIAS Africa Weekly
60 years of Algerian independence

March 2022 | CWA # 710

NIAS Africa Team

NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology & International Relations
Politics and economics of vaccines in Africa

March 2022 | CWA # 709

STIR Team

NIAS Fortnightly on Science, Technology & International Relations
Marine oil spills: Impact, preparedness, and response

March 2022 | CWA # 708

STIR Team

The World This Week
The G7 Summit, and Europe’s new focus on defence

March 2022 | CWA # 707

GP Team

Conflict Weekly
Sri Lanka’s worsening economic crisis

March 2022 | CWA # 706

IPRI Team

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