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  • Sampa Kundu

    Research Assistant
    +91 11 2671 7983

    Dr. Sampa Kundu joined the Southeast Asia and Oceania Centre on December 16, 2013 as a Research Assistant. She completed her PhD on ‘India and Myanmar in BIMSTEC: Implications for Northeast India’ from the Centre for Indo-Pacific Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2014.

    Dr. Kundu’s research interests include India’s bilateral relations with Southeast Asian nations, India’s Act East Policy and Southeast Asian regional affairs. Her job responsibilities include analysing the regional affairs in Southeast Asia with a focus on geo-politics and foreign relations, writing for the institution on a regular basis, editing the centre’s newsletter ‘Insight Southeast Asia’ and assisting in organising various events including the Delhi Dialogue, a Track 1.5 dialogue between India and ASEAN partners.

    Her recent publications include: “China and Southeast Asia: Tracking the Developments”, in China Yearbook 2015- China’s Transition Under Xi Jinping, Ed. Jagannath Panda, Pentagon Press, New Delhi, 2016; “Buddhist versus Islamic Extremism: A Case Study of Myanmar”, in Asian Strategic Review, Eds. SD Muni and Vivek Chadha, Pentagon Press, New Delhi, 2016; “Defence and Security Partnership with Myanmar”, in Asian Strategic Review, Eds. SD Muni and Vivek Chadha, Pentagon Press, New Delhi, 2015; "Maintaining the Status Quo: China in Southeast Asia", in China Yearbook 2014, Ed. Prashant Kumar Singh, Pentagon Press, New Delhi, 2015. Her recent peer-reviewed articles include “BIMSTEC at 17: An Assessment of its Potential”, India Quarterly, A Sage Journal, Vol. 70, No. 3, September 2014; “Reviewing the Potential of BIMSTEC”, Journal of Indian Ocean Studies- Society for Indian Ocean Studies, November 2015; “India-Vietnam Bilateral Relations”, Journal of Indian Ocean Studies, August 2014; “India-Myanmar-Northeast India Challenges and the Way Forward”, Himalayan and Central Asian Studies September, Vol. 18, Nos. 1-2, Jan-June 2014. Besides, she has also contributed several articles/commentaries to online gateways and magazines including The Diplomat, East Asia Forum, and The Diplomatist.

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