Course Scholars

Sethuraman Nadarajan

Sethuraman Nadarajan is a Research Assistant with the Science, Technology, and International Relations (STIR) Programme in the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. In the STIR Programme, he is currently coordinating the activities of the China Reader Area Studies Initiative. Under the initiative, he works on the China Reader. He also coordinates with Maritime security.

He is also interested in Conflict and Peace Studies, Open-Source intelligence (OSINT), and Cybersecurity and Deep Web. he has completed his Masters in Defence and Strategic Studies from the University of Madras, Chennai. 

GP Commentaries

2023: The World This Year

Sri Lanka in 2023: A troubling economy and an unstable polity

January 2023 | CWA # 896

Sethuraman Nadarajan

2022: The World This Year

Rest in Peace; Queen Elizabeth. Mikhail Gorbachev, Pelé...

December 2022 | CWA # 886

Sethuraman Nadarajan

Explained

Israel-Lebanon Maritime Border Deal

November 2022 | CWA # 821

Sethuraman Nadarajan

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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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Rohini Reenum

Ms Rohini Reenum is a Doctoral Student at the Science, Technology and International Relations Programme, School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies. Her areas of interest in terms of research are Maritime Security, Ocean Governance, International Relations Theory,...

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Prajwal TV

Prajwal TV is a student pursuing a Bachelor's in Journalism, International Relations and Peace Studies at St Joseph's University, Bengaluru. Currently, he is part of the Global Politics course offered by the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies,...

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Sayeka Ghosh

Sayeka Ghosh is pursuing a bachelor's degree in International Relations and Public Policy at the Department of International Relations, Peace, and Public Policy at St Joseph’s University. She is also enrolled in the Global Politics course offered by the School of Conflict and Security...

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Devi Chandana M

Devi Chandana M is a student pursuing a Master's in Politics and International Relations at the School of International Relations and Politics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. Currently part of the Global Politics course offered by the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National...

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Shreya Jagadeesan

Shreya Jagadeesan is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, International Relations and Peace Studies at St Joseph's University. She is also enrolled in the Global Politics course offered by the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. Her...

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Sounak Ghosh

Sounak Ghosh is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, International Relations and Peace Studies at St Joseph's University, Bengaluru. He is currently a part of the Global Politics course offered by the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies(NIAS),...

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Kavithasri M

Kavithasri M is currently pursuing postgraduation at South Asian Studies at Pondicherry University. She has a background in journalism. Her areas of interest are peace and conflict studies, climate change, Japan's demographic issues, maritime and journalism.

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Mariyam Siddika G

Mariyam Siddika G is pursuing a postgraduate degree in Political Science at Government Arts and Science College Coimbatore. She is also enrolled in the Global Politics course offered by the School of Conflicts and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. Her area...

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Neha Tresa George

Neha Tresa George is a student pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science at Madras Christian College, Chennai. She is currently part of the Global Politics course offered by the National Institute of Advanced Studies(NIAS), Bengaluru.  Her interests include the USA, gender and ethnic...

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Ayush Bhattacharjee

Ayush Bhattacharjee is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, International Relations and Peace Studies at St Joseph's University, Bengaluru. He is currently a part of the Global Politics course offered by the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced...

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Vetriselvi Baskaran

Vetriselvi Baskaran is pursuing a postgraduate degree in the Defence and Strategic Studies department at the University of Madras, Chennai. She is currently part of the Global Politics course offered by the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru.  Her area of interest revolves...

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Tejasvini Adya MM

Tejasvini Adya MM is currently pursuing an MA in Political Science and has completed her BA in Political Science at the Madras Christian College, Chennai, India. She is currently a part of the Global Politics course offered by the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru. She...

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Vaneeta

Vaneeta is pursuing a postgraduate degree at UMISARC Centre for South Asian Studies, Pondicherry University, and has done her BA(Hons) Spanish at Delhi University. She is currently part of the Global Politics and Contemporary Conflicts courses offered by the National Institute of Advanced Studies(NIAS),...

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Tiara Marie Warjri

Tiara Marie Warjri is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, International Relations and Peace Studies at St Joseph's University, Bengaluru. She is currently a part of the Global Politics course offered by the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced...

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Navinan GV

Navinan GV is pursuing a postgraduate degree in Defence and Strategic Studies at the University of Madras. He is currently a part of the Global Politics course offered by the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. His area of interest includes...

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Shifa Moideen

Shifa Moideen is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Journalism, International Relations, and Peace Studies at St Joseph's University, Bengaluru. She is also enrolled in the Global Politics course offered by the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. She...

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Bishwarupa Kar

Bishwarupa Kar is a postgraduate student in Political Science from Pondicherry University. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Pondicherry, where she majored in English, French, and Political Science. She is also part of the Global Studies course offered...

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Ken B Varghese

Ken B Varghese is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science at Madras Christian College, Chennai.  He is also part of the Global Politics course offered by the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. His interest...

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Nupur Priya

Nupur Priya is a student currently pursuing a Masters's degree in Politics and International Relations at Pondicherry University. She is also a part of the Global Politics course offered by the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. Her...

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Nivetha B

Nivetha B is pursuing a Master's degree in Political Science and has completed her Bachelor's degree in Political Science at Madras Christian College, Chennai. She is currently enrolled in the Global Politics course offered by the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute...

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Diya Madhavan

Diya Madhavan is an undergraduate student at the Department of International Relations, Peace, and Public Policy at St. Joseph’s University, Bangalore. She is also enrolled in the Global Studies course offered by the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced...

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