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Nachiket Khadkiwala

Research Assistant
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Joined IDSA

December 5, 2013

Research Interests:

Europe and European Union; Study of social Movements and civil wars; Democratization; Geopolitics and Geo-economics interests in Foreign Policy


I have done Masters (MA) in Development Studies from B.R. Ambedkar University, Delhi. Development studies being an interdisciplinary course in social science gave me an all around understanding of development issues both national and international. My MA dissertation topic was on European Union: Debates of ‘Post-national’ Citizenship and the Issue of ‘Securitization’ of Migration Policy. I have completed M.Phil (Masters in Philosophy) in European Studies from Centre of European Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2013 and I am currently registered as PhD Research Scholar at the Centre for European Studies. The M.Phil course has exposed me to various subjects ranging from Europe in world politics, European Economic Integration, Traditional and Non-Traditional Security Issues in Europe and Identity issues in Europe. As part of the M.Phil course, I prepared dissertation on French and British Engagement in the Libyan Crisis since 2011. My PhD thesis is thematically on democratization and will regionally study the role of European Union in Central Asia.


Nachiket Khadkiwala (2015), “Regional Powers in Libya”, Viewpoint, Africa Trends, 4 (1), IDSA: New Delhi, pp. 12-15.

Nachiket Khadkiwala (2015), “Book Review: The Return of Geopolitics in Europe? Social Mechanisms and Foreign Policy Identity Crises”, by Stefano Guzzini (ed.), Strategic Analysis, 39 (2), pp. 219-221.

Nachiket Khadkiwala (2014), “The Limits of French Military Intervention in Mali”, Commentary, Africa Trends, 3 (2), IDSA: New Delhi, pp. 13-17.

Nachiket Khadkiwala, “BRICS: An Effective Multilateral Forum in a Multi-polar International Order”, Backgrounder, July 11, 2014

Nachiket Khadkiwala and Saurabh Mishra, “Nigeria’s Boko Haram”, Backgrounder, July 10, 2014.

Nachiket Khadkiwala, “European Union-Brazil Strategic Partnership”, Backgrounder, May 1, 2014.

Nachiket Khadkiwala (2014), “Book Review: Greg Mills and Jeffrey Herbst, Africa's Third Liberation: The New Search for Prosperity and Jobs”, Africa Trends, 3 (1), IDSA: New Delhi, pp. 15-17.

Publications at IDSA