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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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Event: Vision 2020: The Future of India-Afghanistan Relations




Email Tweet – EVENT: 24 APRIL 2015 Vision 2020: The Future of India-Afghanistan Relations – Shanthie Mariet D’Souza spoke at a panel discussion “Vision 2020: The Future of India-Afghanistan Relations”, organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung-India at the Indian International Centre Annexe, Lecture Hall I, New Delhi on 24 April 2015. The other speakers were Rakesh Sood, […]

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Event: Current Developments in Afghanistan: Policy Options for India




Email Tweet – EVENT: 22 APRIL 2015 Current Developments in Afghanistan: Policy Options for India – Shanthie Mariet D’Souza spoke at a round table, “Current Developments in Afghanistan : Policy Options for India”, organised by the Society for Policy Studies, New Delhi in collaboration with India International Centre, at the IIC, New Delhi on 22 April […]

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