NIAS Area Studies: Europe

The NIAS Europe Studies is an academic initiative within the Science, Technology and International Relations Programme. Publications, network, and capacity building are the core tasks of the initiative. The publications include a daily brief, focus notes, comments, issue briefs and event reports. As part of the network and capacity building exercise, the initiative aims to conduct several young scholar workshops on themed topics relating to contemporary Europe. One of the publication's, Europe Monitor, a monthly is a research collaboration between NIAS and India Office of the KAS.

Regular Publications

War in Ukraine: Daily Updates

The EM February Edition consists of a Expert Interview: Russia in the International Order, The War in Ukraine: Drones, missiles and counterattacks.

Ireland: Four reasons why Prime Minister Leo Varadkar resigned

On 20 March, Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar announced his resignation stating Ireland’s coalition (Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party) government would be a better position in the re-election under a different leader. He said: “My reasons for stepping down are...

Europe's New Migration Pact: Will it address the issues?

European Parliament approves pact on Migration and Asylum reform: Three Implications What did the European Parliament do? On 10 April, the European Parliament approved the landmark New Pact on Migration and Asylum reforming the EU’s migration and asylum rules. The latest EU Asylum and Migration...

EM in Brief: Simon Harris becomes Ireland’s youngest Prime Minister

By Alka Bala GERMANY Government rebukes Gaza ‘genocide’ claims at ICJ On 09 April, according to Deutsche Welle, Germany presented its defence against Nicaragua’s charges of German involvement in ‘genocide’ in Gaza through its sale of weapons to Israel. Tania...

Germany-Russia Relations: What Next?

NIAS/CSS/CRPR/U/IB/15/2023 NIAS Area Studies Brief No. 61 NIAS Europe Studies 31 July 2023 Russia has emerged as the most divisive issue in the European Union (EU) over the past three decades. In the 1990s, EU members found it relatively easier to settle on a common approach towards Russia...


Interview on Russia in International Order

Ambassador D.B.Venkatesh Varma was a Member of the Indian Foreign Service from 1988 to 2021. During his diplomatic career, he has worked in the Ministry of External Affairs, in the Office of External Affairs Minister and in the Prime Minister’s Office. He served as India’s Ambassador to Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, to the Kingdom of Spain and to the Russian Federation, until October 2021.

About the team

Prof D Suba Chandran is the Dean of the School of Conflict and Security Studies at NIAS. He heads the Science, Technology and International Relations. He coordinates the NIAS Europe Studies.

Sourina Bej is a doctoral candidate and KAS-EIZ scholarship holder at the University of Bonn. Her research for the Europe Studies at NIAS includes studying political populism, protest movements, migration and social inclusion, and religious extremism in Western Europe.

Padmashree Anandhan is a Project Associate at NIAS, Bangalore. She is associated with the NIAS Europe Studies. Her research focuses on issues relating to politics, protests, maritime and NATO' operations in the Western Europe and Nordic.

Rosemary Kurian is an Undergraduate Scholar under the Department of International Relations, Peace and Public Policy at St Joseph's University, Bangalore. Her areas of interest include climate change, and populism and policy governance.

Alka Bala is an undergraduate student at the Department of International Relations, Peace and Public Policy, St. Joseph’s University, Bangalore. Her research interests include social, economic and migration policies in Europe, developments in maritime security and climate change.