Small Wars Journal

Namrata Goswami


Dr. Namrata Goswami is currently a MINERVA Grantee, a grant awarded by the Office of the Secretary of Defense MINERVA Initiative supporting her project on exploring great power attitudes towards resource nationalism, territoriality, and expansionism in the space domain. She regularly consults for the NATO Partnership for Peace Consortium ‘Emerging Security Challenges Working Group’ and is a Senior Analyst with Wikistrat.  Dr. Goswami served as a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the Congressionally Funded United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington DC, where she explored long-term India-China-US scenarios. She spent nearly a decade at India’s premier defense think tank, the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, where she specialized in ethnic conflicts, insurgency, counter-insurgency, conflict resolution, international relations theory and Great Power behavior.  Her latest book published by Pentagon Press, New Delhi is on India’s Approach to Asia, Strategy, Geopolitics and Responsibility, 2016. In 2015, she published with Routledge, London and New York, her book on Indian National Security and Counterinsurgency: The Use of Force Vs. Non Violent Response.  In 2012-2013, Dr. Goswami received the Fulbright-Nehru Senior Fellowship supporting her work on China-India border conflict scenarios. She also received the “Executive Leadership Certificate” sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the National Defense University, Washington DC, and the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Hawaii in 2013. She has been a Visiting Fellow at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo, Norway, the La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia and the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

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