Course Scholars

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

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' she looks at issues relating to gender, minorities, and ethnic movements. She completed her Master's from the Department of International Studies at Stella Maris College, Chennai. She is a part of the Conflict Alert team at the IPRI, NIAS.

Outside research, Abigail enjoys recycling old jewelry and developing professional hairstyling skills. She can be contacted at fernandezabigail123@gmail.com 

GP Commentaries

NIAS Pakistan Reader

Pakistan’s Blue Helmets: A long-standing contribution

January 2023 | CWA # 921

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

2023: The World This Year

Pakistan in 2023: Between elections, economic turmoil and climate crisis

January 2023 | CWA # 897

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Pakistan Reader

Pakistan, US and Russia: Putin Online, Biden Offline

January 2022 | CWA # 658

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

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GP Insights

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Nagorno-Karabakh state announces dissolution

September 2023 | GP Insights # 753

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Azerbaijan and Armenia: Another Round of Violence followed by Ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

September 2023 | GP Insights # 749

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Nagorna-Karabakh: The Armenia-Azerbaijan negotiations in the US fail to reach a consensus

May 2023 | GP Insights # 676

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

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Other Scholars

Sourina Bej

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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Aparupa Bhattacherjee

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

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

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

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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Ankit Singh

Ankit is a Ph.D. scholar at NIAS, his research interests lie South Asia, peace studies and oral history. His research topic is on political economy of external debt in Pakistan (1971-2021).   Research activities In the STIR program, he is currently assisting in preparations of PR evening...

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Padmashree Anandhan

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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Anu Maria

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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Femy Francis

Femy Francis is a Research Assistant at NIAS. She is currently a part of the Pakistan Reader team at NIAS, and an assistant editor of The World This Week. Her research interests include China, East Asia and Pakistan.

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Rishika Yadav

Rishika Yadav is a Research Assistant in NIAS Europe Studies at NIAS, Bangalore. Her area of interest includes the impact of Europe's Foreign Policy, and domestic politics. She is currently working on an issue brief on elections in Turkey 2023 and international treaty on High Seas, by UN (Biodiversity...

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Dhriti Mukherjee

Dhriti Mukherjee is a Research Assistant at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. She is an assistant editor for the Conflict Weekly. Apart from this, she is also a part of the Pakistan Reader team and Indian Neighbourhood Studies Team. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Media...

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Shamini Velayutham

Shamini Velayutham is currently a Research Assistant at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. She holds a Master's in International Studies from Women’s Christian College, Chennai. Her areas of interest include Indo-pacific, Middle- East, Maritime and Transnational Crimes

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