Smruti S. Pattanaik

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

    US and democracy in South Asia

    June 08, 2023

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s column ‘US and democracy in South Asia’ has been published in ‘The Kathmandu Post’ on 08 June 2023.

    As recent history has shown, it is people who bring change, not any external power, says Dr Pattanaik.

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    Myanmar: The Drift Within

    May 25, 2023

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA. Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s article ‘Myanmar: The drift within’ has been published in ‘The Kathmandu Post’ on 25 May 2023.

    The conflict between the military, ethnic groups and political parties has affected Myanmar’s stability, says Dr Pattanaik.

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    Pakistan Braces for a Political Tsunami

    May 11, 2023

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s article ‘Pakistan braces for a political tsunami’ has been published in Kathmandu Post on 11 May 2023.

    Imran Khan’s arrest may boomerang if the situation is not handled patiently and without violence, says Dr Pattanaik.

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    Japan’s infra push in South Asia

    April 27, 2023

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s article ‘Japan’s infra push in South Asia’ as been published in ‘The Kathmandu Post’ on 27 April 2023.

    The country's investments in South Asia should be seen in the context of its projects in the ASEAN region and not just as an Indo-Pacific strategy, says Dr Pattanaik.

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    Revisiting India-Bhutan Relations

    April 12, 2023

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s Opinion Piece ‘Revisiting India-Bhutan relations’ has been published in ‘The Kathmandu Post’, on 12 April 2023.

    Bhutan is an important development and strategic partner of India due to their shared interests, says Dr Pattaniak.

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    Fault lines along the Af-Pak border

    March 01, 2023

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s article ‘Fault lines along the Af-Pak border’ has been published in ‘The Kathmandu Post’ on 01 March 2023.

    There might be frequent border clashes as tribes across the Durand line are unlikely to accept an artificial division, says Dr Pattanaik.

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    Dhaka and the Geopolitical Game

    February 01, 2023

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s column ‘Dhaka and the geopolitical game’ has been published in ‘The Kathmandu Post’ on 01 February 2023.

    It would be important to note how the US approaches the government in Bangladesh. It has conducted significant counter-terror cooperation with Dhaka, and has always showcased Bangladesh as a moderate Muslim country, says Dr Pattanaik.

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    ‘Will China rescue Pakistan and Sri Lanka?’

    January 19, 2023

    Research Fellow, Manohar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s article ‘Will China rescue Pakistan and Sri Lanka?’ has been published in ‘The Kathmandu Post’ on 19 January 2023.

    Rajapaksa Mattala Airport is a glaring example of unviable Sri Lankan investments, says Dr Pattanaik.

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    Afghan Women Fight for Education

    January 04, 2023

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s column ‘Afghan women fight for education’ has been published in ‘The Kathmandu Post’, on 04 January 2023.

    The country is at the bottom in the gender parity index, and women who constitute half of Afghanistan’s population are looking at a bleak future under the Taliban regime. Nonetheless, they are hopeful of drawing international support and attention as they struggle to return to schools and universities that will give wings to their aspirations, says Dr Pattanaik.

    Electioneering in South Asia

    December 23, 2022

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s column ‘Electioneering in South Asia’ has been published in ‘The Kathmandu Post’ on 21 December 2022.

    Economic difficulties are going to play a role in the electoral political narratives in the region, says Dr Pattanaik.

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