Course Scholars

Sourina Bej

Sourina Bej is currently a Research Associate with the International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP) at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. In ISSSP, she is currently working on a DRDO-sponsored project, "Profiling Borderland Communities in Tawang". She is also working on a larger study - "Water Security and Climate Change in India" supported by Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Secutity Studies (BIPSS). 
 
Her research is focused on India's Northeast especially on water and development politics in the region. She studies the borderland identities, development and resource conflicts in the region, primarily in the Himalayan frontier. She has also worked on  'Religious Extremism in Bangladesh' and 'Political Transition in Nepal. 
 
Prior to joining ISSSP, she has been the correspondent-cum-copy editor at The Times of India, Chennai for the dailies' Nation and City pages. She has completed her Masters in International Studies from Stella Maris College, Chennai and holds a post-graduate diploma in print journalism from Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. She is a graduate in Political Science from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata

Research Activities

28 April 2018
Commentary

India-Bangladesh: What if the BNP returns?
Aparupa Bhattacherjee and Sourina Bej
Mainstream, 28 April 2018


2 December 2017
Commentary

How Will the Quad Impact India’s Maritime Security Policy?
Sourina Bej
The Diplomat, 2 December 2017


15 July 2017
Commentary

What Trump's Afghanistan Policy Means for India?
Sourina Bej
The Diplomat, 15 July 2017


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GP Commentaries

Conflict Reader

France:  Needs to rethink  the state-religion relation in battling extremism

December 2020 | CWA # 400

Sourina Bej

The World This Year

The Brexit Endgame: A Trade deal, but it is yet to be over for the UK-EU

December 2020 | CWA # 395

Sourina Bej

GLOBAL PROTEST MOVEMENTS

‘The yellow vests will triumph’: The middle and working class protests in France

September 2020 | CWA # 335

Sourina Bej

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GP Insights

India-Bangladesh: Modi visits Dhaka, to reboot 50 years of bilateral relations

March 2021 | GP Insights # 491

Sourina Bej

Saudi Arabia: The criminal case against Mohammed bin Salman

March 2021 | GP Insights # 480

Sourina Bej

Munich Security Conference: Biden's commitment, Discussion on withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Russi

February 2021 | GP Insights # 473

Sourina Bej

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