Smruti S. Pattanaik

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  • Smruti S. Pattanaik is Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile

    Can the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Overcome the Leadership Crisis?

    Political instability in the wake of the arrest of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia in a corruption case will not portend well for Bangladesh and the region.

    February 15, 2018

    The unfolding political crisis in Maldives

    February 12, 2018

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Smruti Pattanaik’s article on the Maldives crisis, titled ‘The unfolding political crisis in Maldives’ was published in ‘The Daily Star’ on February 12, 2018.

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    New Hambantota Port Deal: China Consolidates its Stakes in Sri Lanka

    While the agreement remains controversial, China is likely to consolidate its presence and Sri Lanka likely to get deeper into the Chinese debt trap even though it has gained temporary relief through the equity for debt swap.

    August 14, 2017

    Maldives: Political trouble in the nascent democracy

    July 30, 2017

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Smruti Pattanaik’s article on political turbulence in Maldives, titled ‘Maldives: Political trouble in the nascent democracy’ was published in The Daily star on July 30, 2017.

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    Sheikh Hasina’s Visit to India: an opportunity to broaden the relationship

    Sheikh Hasina’s visit should not be seen through the narrow prism of an agreement on defence cooperation or Teesta but through the broader perspective of the unexplored potential in India-Bangladesh relations.

    April 07, 2017

    Is a coup in the offing in Pakistan with the reported rift between the government and Armed Forces?

    October 12, 2016

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Smruti Pattanaik’s commentary on the possibility of a coup in Pakistan, titled ‘Is a coup in the offing in Pakistan with the reported rift between the government and Armed Forces?’ was published in ‘NewsIn.Asia’ on October 12, 2016.

    Cancellation of the SAARC Summit: Has India Succeeded in Isolating Pakistan Regionally?

    Cancellation of the SAARC Summit

    The reactions of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and India indicate a new regional consensus that state sponsored terrorism cannot be dealt with only at the bilateral level.

    September 29, 2016

    Why India matters, by Maya Chadda

    Few issues have drawn as much attention and have been debated as intensely as the rise of India. There has been a plethora of literature that almost dissects various factors that have contributed to India’s rise and what the future holds for the country. Will India emerge as a major player in the international system? Will it be able to compete with a rising China as an Asian power? These are some of the questions that have confronted scholars of international relations and security.

    July 2016

    Will Sri Lanka overcome its economic woes?

    April 14, 2016

    Research Fellow IDSA, Dr Smruti Pattanaik’s article on Sri Lanka’s financial crisis, titled ‘Will Sri Lanka overcome its economic woes?’ was published in the East Asia Forum on April 14, 2016.

    Sub-regionalism as New Regionalism in South Asia: India’s Role

    India’s engagement with its neighbours received a policy reinvigoration after the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government assumed power and announced its ‘neighbourhood first’ policy. The first sign of this policy was visible when Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited all the heads of state of the neighbouring countries for his oath-taking ceremony, on May 26, 2014. India’s interest and engagement with the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has also intensified in the past few years – from being a reluctant player to driving the regional economic agenda.

    May 2016