NIAS Europe Studies

What next for Russia, Ukraine, Europe, South Asia & India, and China

26 November 2022
Harini Madhusudan, Rishma Banerjee, Padmashree Anandhan, Ashwin Immanuel Dhanabalan, and Avishka Ashok

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NIAS Africa Studies

IN FOCUS | Challenges to peace in Eastern Congo

25 November 2022
NIAS Africa Team

IN FOCUS | Chad's political crisis

1 November 2022
NIAS Africa Team

Floods in West Africa: Nigeria and beyond

25 October 2022
NIAS Africa Team

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GP Short Notes

Putin's address in the Valdai Club" Four Takeaways

GP Short Notes # 681
30 October 2022

Elon Musk's Twitter deal

GP Short Notes # 680
30 October 2022

The UK: Liz Truss' resignation spins political chaos

GP Short Notes # 679
23 October 2022

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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.

Our Team

Harini Madhusudan is a doctoral scholar with the School of Conflict and Security Studies, NIAS. Her thesis looks at Militarisation in Outer Space, which draws from a combination of disciplines of International Law, Security Studies, International Relations, and Outer Space as a domain. She is looking...


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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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Akriti Sharma is a doctoral scholar at the Science, Technology and International Relations Programme, National Institute of Advanced Studies. She has completed her Bachelors in Political Science and Masters in Political Science from the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. She is also the recipient of...


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Apoorva Sudhakar is a Research Associate at the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. Her areas of interest include ethnic conflicts, civil-military relations and political developments in Africa. Apoorva has completed her Masters degree in...


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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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Avishka Ashok is a Research Associate with the Science, Technology and International Relations (STIR) Programme in the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. In the STIR Programme, she is currently coordinating the activities of the China Reader...


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Padmashree Anandhan is currently a project associate at the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore. Her research for the NIAS Europe Studies under the Area Studies initiative focuses on protest movements, conflicts, energy, economic, migration...


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Joel Jacob is a Research Assistant in the Global Politics Course, at the school of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies. She works with the Pakistan Reader and STIR Fortnightly at the Science, Technology, and International Relations Programme, NIAS. Her areas of interest...


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Anu Maria Joseph is a Research Assistant in School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. She holds masters in Political Science from Madras Christian College, Chennai. As part of NIAS Africa Studies, she looks into internal politics, external relations,...


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Mr. Pranav is a Research Assistant at the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore. As a part of the NIAS Europe Studies under the Area studies program, he looks into issues relating to energy and border conflicts. He also follows developments...


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Sethuraman Nadarajan is a Research Intern with the Science, Technology, and International Relations (STIR) Programme in the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. In the STIR Programme, he is currently coordinating the activities of the...


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Bhoomika Sesharaj is a Research Intern with the Global Politics Course, in the Programme of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. Under the programme, she is currently coordinating the activities of the Pakistan Reader Area Studies Initiative.  Her...


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Madhura S Mahesh is a Research Intern in the Global Politics Course at the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advance Studies, Bangalore. She is currently working under the Europe Studies Programme under the Area Studies initiative. Her areas of interest include the...


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Sandeep Ganesh M is currently a Research Assistant in the Global Politics Course, at the school of Conflict and Security studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies. He holds a degree in Economics, Political Science and Sociology from St. Joseph’s College (St. Joseph’s University) Bangalore....


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Farhan Hussain is a Research Intern with the Global Politics Course, in the Programme of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. Under the program, he is currently involved in the activities of the China Reader Area Studies Initiative. His areas of interest...


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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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Sourina Bej is a doctoral candidate in the Department of South Asian Studies at the University of Bonn. She has received the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung European International Cooperation (KAS-EIZ) scholarship for her doctoral study on climate migration, sustainability, and resilience among the rural...


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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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Analysis

NIAS Europe Studies
UK’s new push to promote economic growth and stability: Three Takeaways

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Madhura Mahesh

NIAS-GP Early Bird
Malaysia’s recent Elections: More questions than answers

November 2022 | CWA # 848

Vignesh Ram | Assistant Professor | Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal

The World This Week
Anwar Ibrahim: Malaysia's new Prime Minister

November 2022 | CWA # 847

Vignesh Ram

NIAS Europe Studies
Energy Charter Treaty: Three reasons for EU member states exit

November 2022 | CWA # 846

Sai Pranav

Interview with Ambassador Pankaj Saran | War in Ukraine
What next for Russia, Ukraine, Europe, South Asia & India, and China

November 2022 | CWA # 845

Harini Madhusudan, Rishma Banerjee, Padmashree Anandhan, Ashwin Immanuel Dhanabalan, and Avishka Ashok

NIAS Europe Studies
The UK: Domestic, regional and global challenges to the new Prime Minister

November 2022 | CWA # 844

Sourina Bej

NIAS Europe Studies
UNGA 77: Who said what from Europe?

November 2022 | CWA # 843

Padmashree Anandhan and Rishma Banerjee

NIAS Europe Studies
The Ukraine Conflict: What does it mean for Eastern Europe? Where does India stand?

November 2022 | CWA # 842

Mathew Sonu Simon

NIAS Europe Studies
Boris Johnson exits: The Unravelling of UK leadership in crisis

November 2022 | CWA # 841

Sourina Bej

Early Bird Special Commentary
COP27: Ten key takeaways

November 2022 | CWA # 840

Rashmi BR and Akriti Sharma

EUROPE: HEATWAVES, WILDFIRES, DROUGHTS, AND ICE MELT IN ALPS
Ice Melt in Alps in Europe: Three impacts

November 2022 | CWA # 839

Rashmi Ramesh

Europe: Heatwaves, Wildfires, Droughts, and Ice Melt in Alps
Tracing Europe's droughts

November 2022 | CWA # 838

Rishma Banerjee

Europe: Heatwaves, Wildfires, Droughts, and Ice Melt in Alps
Mapping Europe's Wildfires and tracing the causes

November 2022 | CWA # 837

Sai Pranav

Europe: Heatwaves, Wildfires, Droughts, and Ice Melt in Alps
Major causes behind Europe’s continuing heatwaves

November 2022 | CWA # 836

Padmashree Anandhan

NIAS Europe Studies
100 days of the Ukraine war: US Responses in the war

November 2022 | CWA # 835

Emmanuel Selva Royan

NIAS Europe Studies
100 days of the Ukraine war: What next for Europe?

November 2022 | CWA # 834

Padmashree Anandhan

NIAS Europe Studies
100 days of the Ukraine war: Ukraine holds their own against Russia’s aggression

November 2022 | CWA # 833

Rishma Banerjee

NIAS Europe Studies
100 days of the Ukraine war: More loss than gain for Russia

November 2022 | CWA # 832

Ashwin Immanuel Dhanabalan

NIAS AFRICA WEEKLY
IN FOCUS | Challenges to peace in Eastern Congo

November 2022 | CWA # 830

NIAS Africa Team

Conflict Weekly
Special Edition: 150th Issue of Conflict Weekly

November 2022 | CWA # 829

IPRI Team

China Reader
20th Party Congress of the Communist Party of China: Major takaways

November 2022 | CWA # 828

Avishka Ashok | Research Associate | National Institute of Advanced Studies

NIAS Europe Studies Brief
China's response to the Ukraine crisis: Shaped by its relationship with Russia and EU under the US Shadow

November 2022 | CWA # 826

Angelin Archana | Assistant Professor, Women’s Christian College, Chennai

NIAS Europe Studies Brief
Transatlantic Ties in the Wake of Ukraine-Russia War

November 2022 | CWA # 825

Shreya Upadhyay | Assistant Professor, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bangalore

NIAS Europe Studies Brief
Ukraine and beyond: The US Strategies towards Russia

November 2022 | CWA # 824

Uma Purushothaman | Assistant Professor, Central University of Kerala, Kerala

NIAS Europe Studies Brief
Lessons from Ukraine War: Effectiveness of Sanctions

November 2022 | CWA # 823

Debangana Chatterjee | Assistant Professor, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Bangalore

NIAS Europe Studies Brief
Ukraine and beyond: What next for Russia and Europe?

November 2022 | CWA # 822

Himani Pant | Research Fellow, ICWA, Delhi

Explained
Israel-Lebanon Maritime Border Deal

November 2022 | CWA # 821

Sethuraman Nadarajan

GP Commentary
G20 Summit: Four takeaways from Bali

November 2022 | CWA # 819

Avishka Ashok

The World This Week
G-20 and COP-27 Summits: Key Takeaways

November 2022 | CWA # 817

GP Team

The World This Week
Brief updates from around the world

November 2022 | CWA # 816

GP Team

NIAS AFRICA WEEKLY
China-Africa relations: Looking back and looking ahead

November 2022 | CWA # 815

NIAS Africa Team

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