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Roomana Hukil is Coordinator at the Centre for Internal and Regional Security and Armed Conflicts in South Asia Programme, at the Institute, since 2012. She also coordinates activities under the Non-Traditional Security Programme. Her primary research focus is on geopolitics, energy, climate change, human security and sustainable development in the region. She also focuses on water conflicts in South Asia, especially on the Brahmaputra basin with particular attention on transnational relations, water resource security, water sharing agreements, and dispute resolution mechanisms.

At present, she is in the process of writing for an upcoming book, titled ‘Water Challenges in the 21st Century South Asia’ and a Special Report titled ‘India China Relations: The Brahmaputra Deadlock’. She is associated with the Near East and South Asia (NESA) and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) networks. She also co-edits the ‘South Asia Plus’ quarterly and is the coordinator for the Internship programme.

She has graduated in Journalism (Hons.) from Delhi University; and holds a Masters degree in Conflict Analysis and Peace Building from Jamia Millia Islamia University in 2011. Prior to joining the IPCS, she interned with CNN IBN, Hindustan Times, The Times of India and the Centre for Science and Environment. She has been a recipient of “Educational Scholarship” from the Rotary News Trust via the Rotary International District 3010 in Journalism.

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Roomana Hukil
Research Officer

" Democracy is the Winner in Bhutan ." Geopolitics, September 2013

" Geopolitical Ramifications on the Brahmaputra Front ." Defence and Security Alert, June 2013

" IPCS Debate: The Failed States Index (FSI) Report: A Critique ."
Special Report
, No. 145, November 2013

Pakistan: Why are Christians Being Persecuted?IPCS Commentary, No. 4747, 19 November 2014

Muslims in Sri Lanka: Four Reasons for their MarginalisationIPCS Commentary, No. 4722, 31 October 2014

Sri Lanka, Myanmar and the Buddhist Radical Groups: New Alignments?IPCS Commentary, No. 4714, 22 October 2014

China’s Cartographic AggressionIPCS Commentary, No. 4538, 4 July 2014

Modi’s Thimpu Visit: Deepening India-Bhutan RelationsIPCS Commentary, No. 4521, 17 June 2014

Malaysia, Thailand, and the Trafficking of the RohingyasIPCS Commentary, No. 4482, 30 May 2014

China-Vietnam: The Oil Rig Non-diplomacyIPCS Commentary, No. 4471, 28 May 2014

India-China: A Water War over the Brahmaputra?IPCS Commentary, No. 4415, 30 April 2014

India-Bangladesh Relations: Significance of the Teesta Water-Sharing AgreementIPCS Commentary, No. 4403, 23 April 2014

TAPI Pipeline: Expected by 2017?IPCS Commentary, No. 4335, 12 March 2014

South Asia’s 2013: A Time for ElectionsIPCS Commentary, No. 4251, 13 January 2014

India & Bangladesh: A Breakthrough in Water Relations?IPCS Commentary, No. 4204, 30 November 2013

Indian News Media: Does it have an Impact on Policy-Making?IPCS Commentary, No. 4179, 14 November 2013

Contemporary Nepal: Elections, Constitution-Making and Internal PoliticsIPCS Commentary, No. 4168, 7 November 2013

Addressing the Heat Wave over Brahmaputra RiverIPCS Commentary, No. 4154, 29 October 2013

South Asia: Anti-Trafficking, Flesh Trade and Human RightsIPCS Commentary, No. 4116, 12 September 2013

Bhutan Elections 2013IPCS Commentary, No. 4060, 30 July 2013

Myanmar: Unveiling ‘The Face of Buddhist Terror’IPCS Commentary, No. 4023, 8 July 2013

Cauvery and the Monsoon SurgeIPCS Commentary, No. 4010, 24 June 2013

India, China and the Brahmaputra River: Beyond the Flood Data AgreementIPCS Commentary, No. 3979, 6 June 2013

India, China and the Brahmaputra: Understanding the Hydro-politicsIPCS Commentary, No. 3925, 9 May 2013

Brahmaputra River Valley Authority: India and China Redefining their 'Global Commons’IPCS Commentary, No. 3905, 30 April 2013

India, China & the Brahmaputra: Riparian RivalryIPCS Commentary, No. 3864, 31 March 2013

Review: India, Pakistan - Propelling Indus Water ‘Terrorism’ (IWT)IPCS Commentary, No. 3854, 25 March 2013

India, China, and Bangladesh: The Contentious Politics of the Brahmaputra RiverIPCS Commentary, No. 3840, 9 March 2013

Teesta Water Accord: Expectations for Indo-Bangladesh Water DiplomacyIPCS Commentary, No. 3825, 25 February 2013

Water Conflicts in South Asia: Lessons from the Alwar River ParliamentIPCS Commentary, No. 3792, 15 January 2013

IPCS Discussion: Will the India-Pakistan Dispute Last for Hundred Years?IPCS Commentary, No. 3764, 26 November 2012

Cyclone Nilam and the Cauvery Basin: Lessons LearntIPCS Commentary, No. 3759, 23 November 2012

Cauvery Water Dispute: The Ambedkar Way?IPCS Commentary, No. 3738, 25 October 2012


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