Mayuri Mukherjee is a security policy analyst. She has worked on the opinion teams of the Mint and The Pioneer newspapers, writing the daily editorials and commenting on foreign policy and security issues. Her work has also appeared in The Diplomat, Defense and Security Alert, The Jerusalem Post, India Perspectives, and The Statesman. In 2017, she was a visiting fellow with the Stimson Centre’s South Asia programme in Washington, DC. She has also held consulting positions with the Ministry of External Affairs in India and with think-tanks in Europe and Israel.

Ms Mukherjee has an MA in International Security and Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University, an MS in Journalism from West Virginia University, and a BA in English Literature from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta University. She has lived and worked in Kolkata, New York, New Delhi, and Tel Aviv.

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How Nepal is Negotiating its Federalist Contract between the Citizen and the State After weeks of large-scale protests, in the last week of June the federal government of Nepal withdrew a controversial bill that would have allowed it greater control of the country’s numerous temple trusts called guthis1. But whi...

Fortnightly Notes from the South Asian Sub-Continent Bangladesh: No justice in extrajudicial killing After a murder accused was killed in an encounter with the police earlier this month, Bangladesh’s apex court made clear that it did not approve of such ‘extrajudicial’ killings. The j...

Leveraging India’s Civilisational Ethos Less than a month after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second swearing-in, the ongoing celebrations for the fifth iteration of the International Yoga Day1 (IYD) offer an excellent opportunity to consider how the grand narrative that he u...

Notes from the Sub-Continent Bangladesh: Optimistic but Unrealistic Budget? On June 13, Bangladesh’s Awami League-government presented the country’s biggest-ever national budget, amounting to Tk 5,23,190 crore. However, most analysts and commentators seemed to agre...

Neighbourhood Media Watch - May 2019 Bangladesh: Desperate Migrants On May 10, a boat carrying migrants from Libya to Italy capsized in the Mediterranean. Of the 51 Bangladeshis on board, 37 drowned; bringing back painful memories of a similar tragedy in February. Over the c...

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