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Email Tweet MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#19: 14 NOVEMBER 2017 Changing Dynamics of India-China Relations post-Doklam Standoff       – Shanthie Mariet D’Souza – Abstract The Doklam standoff appears to have unveiled a new era of India’s China policy. Does this standoff mark a turning point in their relationship or will it be a continuation of the status […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#18: 18 OCTOBER 2017 TAPI Pipeline: A Confidence Building Measure for South Asia       – Shanthie Mariet D’Souza – Abstract The narrow security dominated approach has not yielded results in the last sixteen years of the ‘war on terrorism’ in Afghanistan. And yet there is much emphasis on kinetic operations and […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#16: 20 SEPTEMBER 2017 Trump’s ‘new’ Afghanistan Strategy & Indo-U.S. Strategic Partnership      – Shanthie Mariet D’Souza – Abstract Donald Trump’s strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia announced on 21 August, was intended to highlight the novelty and surprise elements of a roadmap that purportedly sought little short of the decimation […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA BRIEF#20: 01 JUNE 2017 Regional power play in Afghanistan and India’s policy options  Shanthie Mariet D’Souza  – Abstract A regional power realignment is taking place in Afghanistan. As countries jockey for influence in shaping the end-game in Afghanistan, India seems to be a lone bystander being sidelined even by its traditional allies- […]

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Email Tweet EVENT: 3-4 SEPTEMBER 2015 Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA) – Dr. Shanthie Mariet D’Souza participated and presented a paper at the 6th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA) held in Kabul, Afghanistan on 3-4 September 2015. Initiated in 2005, the RECCA series of Conferences have previously been held in Kabul, New Delhi, Islamabad, […]

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Email Tweet EVENT: 24-27 AUGUST 2015 Gulf Research Meeting 2015 – Dr. Shanthie Mariet D’Souza and Dr. Bibhu Prasad Routray presented a paper on “India in BRICS and Indo-GCC relations: Assessing Conflicts and Complimentarities” at the 2015 Gulf Research Meeting (GRM), University of Cambridge, between 24-27 August 2015. The GRM has been established by the Gulf Research Center […]

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Event: Jihadist Insurgency Conference




Email Tweet EVENT: 28-29 MAY 2015 Jihadist Insurgency Conference – Shanthie Mariet D’Souza and Bibhu Prasad Routray presented a paper titled, “Jihadist Landscape in Jammu & Kashmir” at the two-day ‘Jihadist Insurgency Conference’, hosted by the Trends Research & Advisory and the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR) at the King’s College, […]

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Event: NATO Drawdown from Afghanistan: Challenges & Opportunities




Email Tweet EVENT: 20-21 MAY 2015 NATO drawdown from Afghanistan: Challenges & Opportunities – Shanthie Mariet D’Souza presented a paper titled, “International Intervention in Afghanistan: Prospects for Peace & Stability in the Transformation Decade”, at the International Conference “NATO drawdown from Afghanistan: Challenges & Opportunities”, organised by the Department of Political Science, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, […]

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Event: Trends in Terrorism & Implications for Global Security




Email Tweet EVENT: 16 MAY 2015 Trends in Terrorism & Implications for Global Security – Shanthie Mariet D’Souza chaired a session titled, “Challenges to Global Security” at the international conference “Trends in Terrorism & Implications for Global Security”, organised jointly by the Konard Adenauer Stiftung and the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi at […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#02: 26 APRIL 2015 President Ghani’s visit to India: New Beginnings Shanthie Mariet D’Souza – Abstract The pessimism in New Delhi’s strategic circles emanating from Kabul’s tilt towards Pakistan and China notwithstanding, President Ghani’s visit can mark the beginning of a clear road map of India’s engagement strategy to protect its key […]

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