Shairee Malhotra

Shairee Malhotra is the 2020 South Asia Fellow at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) and associate researcher at the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) Brussels. A widely published international relations professional with a master's degree in international relations from Queen Mary University of London, Malhotra has several years of experience working in the global think tank sphere in India and Europe. She has also worked with the European External Action Service (EEAS), the official foreign policy arm of the European Union.

Is Non-Alignment Back in Fashion in Modi's India?

Jun 05, 2020

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi surprisingly participated in the virtual Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in May for the first time since he took office in 2014. Modi had skipped the 2016 and 2019 NAM summits, but his attendance in 2020 could signal a revival of this once-important alliance. The NAM,...

How International Media Cover Kashmir

Dec 17, 2019

Four months after India’s abrogation of Article 370 in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, different reports on the situation have emerged from national and international media. Indian media have focused on the return of normalcy in the region with limited mention of the human rights violations taking place. International...

Raising the Bar for Democracy in Pakistan

Jul 22, 2018

As the elections inch closer, the bar needs to be raised for democracy in Pakistan and the expectations that come with it. Civilian leaders being pushed out of office is the norm in Pakistan. With the recent ouster and sentencing of Nawaz Sharif, it is the third time that the...

India and Israel Do Not Share an Ideological Affinity

Aug 09, 2017

The roots and histories of India and Israel are poles apart. The apparent ideological similarities are not the same. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Israel is nothing short of an iconic moment in history. A lot has been said about the undeniable strategic cooperation and benefits of...

India’s Potential at the UN Security Council

Sep 23, 2015

What would happen if India joined the United Nations Security Council as a permanent member? Reform of the increasingly irrelevant United Nations (UN) is once again at the forefront. India enjoys enormous support as a contender for the expansion of the UN Security Council (UNSC) among the G4 nations—India, Japan,...

Gaza's Demilitarization is Not the Way Forward

Nov 07, 2014

Israel needs an enduring strategy that includes Hamas as a valid partner for peace. With heated debates about the progress of reconstruction efforts in the Gaza Strip, it is vital to revisit one of the crucial issues regarding the latest Gaza conflict: the demilitarization of the Palestinian territory. Israel and Palestinian...