Sreeradha Datta currently heads the Neighbourhood Studies Centre of the Vivekananda International Foundation and is a non-resident Senior Fellow with Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore. With a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, she has been director, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata and held fellowships with Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, among other institutions. Her recent works during 2020-2021 are titled, Act East Policy and Northeast India and an edited BIMSTEC: The Journey and Way Ahead and co-edited, Bangladesh at 50: Development and Challenges That apart she has written Caretaking Democracy: Political Process in Bangladesh, 2006-08, Bangladesh: A Fragile Democracy, The Northeast Complexities and its Determinants, and edited others including, Changing Security Dynamics in South East Asia and monographs covering Bangladesh, South-East Asia, Myanmar and published over 150 articles in journals, edited volumes, newspapers and academic websites. Her research interests include India's foreign policy, regionalism and cross-border issues. Amongst other distinctions, she has been recipient of international fellowships including at German Institute of Global Affairs, Distinguished Indian Scholar Series University of Taiwan, International Leadership Visitors Programme, at USA, awarded the Shelton Kodikara Award for South Asian Strategic Studies.

Contributions 
Colombo Port City Project and Indian Concerns India and Sri Lanka as two immediate neighbours enjoy broad sustained bilateral ties. Over the two thousand years of coexistence, whole range of issues have dominated the bilateral ties many arising out of the dynamic domestic environment and some f...

Surely not a Faux Pas-China warns Bangladesh against Joining the QUAD It is out in the open and it took a Chinese ambassador to Bangladesh to say it straight. China does not want Bangladesh to join the QUAD. On 10 May 2021, Chinese ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming said Beijing-Dhaka ties would be “substantially dam...

VIF Papers 
Prospects of Developing Regional Value Chain in South Asia This discussion paper attempts to examine two major questions, first, if RVC can be developed in South Asia, and, second, is the South Asian region ready for this development? We are premising our arguments on the marginal rise in trade volume over t...

Book Published / Book Reviews 
BIMSTEC: The Journey and The Way Ahead The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a sub-regional organisation straddling five member states from South Asia and two from Southeast Asia. In the larger context of the global developments in...

Act East Policy and Northeast India India’s Act East Policy hinges on the development of the eight Northeast states with a view to achieving the foreign policy objective of enhancing ties with neighbouring countries. This book examines large infrastructure development across the regi...

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