Course Scholars

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 Education, Manipal. Previously she had interned at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and the United Services Institution of India (USI), both based in New Delhi. Her research interests include maritime security, Indian Ocean affairs, Geopolitics and climate change in the Arctic, and India's foreign policy.

GP Commentaries

The World This Year

Abraham Accords: Rethinking Diplomacy and Restructuring Priorities in the Middle East

December 2020 | CWA # 399

Rashmi Ramesh

US and the Middle East

Trump legacy leaves negligible space for any policy changes

December 2020 | CWA # 384

Rashmi Ramesh

Global Protest Movements

Climate Change Protests: Now moving out of the COVID-19 shadow

October 2020 | CWA # 366

Rashmi Ramesh

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GP Insights

Iran: The new US offer to restart a dialogue

February 2021 | GP Insights # 472

Rashmi Ramesh

The Middle East: Trump's latest move to designate the Houthis as 'Foreign Terrorists'

January 2021 | GP Insights # 459

Rashmi Ramesh

The US in the Middle East: A week of hectic engagements over Israel, Syria, Iran, Qatar and Iraq

November 2020 | GP Insights # 442

Rashmi Ramesh

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Other Scholars

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 currently a PhD scholar, at the International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP), School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. She is working a project on Pakistan Research. Her areas of research include Outer Space Law...

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Sukanya Bali

Sukanya Bali is currently a Research Consultant at the International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP), School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. Her area of research includes Violence and Conflict in South Asia, and China's Soft-power...

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Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Abigail is currently pursuing Masters in the Department of International Studies in Stella Maris College, Chennai. Her areas of interests are peace and conflict management in the MENA region and Latin America, SDG’s role in climate change, maritime issues in particular to the emerging importance...

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Apoorva Sudhakar

Apoorva Sudhakar is a Research Assistant at the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. Her areas of interest include peace and conflict in South Asia and Africa, climate change and human-wildlife conflict.  Apoorva has completed her Masters degree...

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Lokendra Sharma

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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Akriti Sharma

Akriti Sharma is currently a PhD scholar, at the Science Diplomacy Programme, School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. She holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Political Science from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Her research interests...

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Avishka Ashok

Avishka Ashok is a Research Assistant with the Science Diplomacy Programme in the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. In the Science Diplomacy Programme, she is currently working on coordinating the activities of the programme, compiling and...

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Joeana Cera Matthews

Joeana Cera Matthews is currently pursuing her Masters at the Department of International Relations in Maharaja’s College, University of Mysore. Her research interests include the refugee crises in the Middle East, human rights violations during war as well as unrecognized nations. Currently,...

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Udbhav Krishna P

Udbhav is currently pursuing Masters in International Studies from the Department of International Studies, Political Science and History, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru. His areas of interests include the Middle East, Nuclear and Weapons Technologies, Security Studies, Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism,...

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