Course Scholars

Harini Madhusudan

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 at India, France, and Japan for her case studies. Additionally, her areas of interest include Science and Technology Diplomacy, Russia Studies, Global Commons, and Disruptive Technologies. She is currently working with a fellow colleague as Assistant Editor of the NIAS Fortnightly on STIR. 

She can be contacted at harinimadhusudan@gmail.com

Research Activities

24 November 2018
Commentary

The Importance of a Space Force
Harini Madhusudan
Geo Politics, October 2018


1 April 2018
Dissertation

Outer Space and Conflict in the 21st Century
Harini Madhusudan
Department of International Studies and History, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bangalore


GP Commentaries

2022: The World This Year

The Space race: Scaling new technological feats

December 2022 | CWA # 882

Harini Madhusudan

NIAS Europe Monitor

The Artemis Accords: Three reasons why Europe is not on the same page with the US

January 2022 | CWA # 662

Harini Madhusudan

NIAS Europe Monitor

Belarus: Weaponization of the Migrant Crisis

September 2021 | CWA # 561

Harini Madhusudan

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GP Insights

Space: NASA announces crew for the Artemis II mission

April 2023 | GP Insights # 670

Harini Madhusudhan

AUKUS Submarine Deal

March 2023 | GP Insights # 694

Harini Madhusudhan

Putin and Russia's New Ukraine Strategy

September 2022 | GP Insights # 664

Harini Madhusudhan

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