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M. Mayilvaganan is an Associate Professor in International Strategic and Security Studies programme at NIAS. He earned a doctorate degree in International Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Prior to joining NIAS, he was a Senior Lecturer at Department of International and Strategic Studies, University of Malaya, based at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where he taught South Asia in International Relations, Modern Warfare and International Politics. His past positions include Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi (2006-2009) specializing Sri Lanka in particular and South Asia in general; Advocacy and Communication Officer at South Asian Research & Development Initiative (SARDI), New Delhi (Jan. 2005-Dec 2005); Research Assistant in the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (Colombo) project “Terrorism in India” at South Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (Dec. 2003 to Dec. 2004); Research Associate in the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), New Delhi (Jan. 2003 to Dec. 2003), specialized on Kashmir issues. His research interests include strategic and security issues of South Asia, China, US and Japan. He has published several articles and commentaries on a variety of topics related to South Asia. He has also participated in various international and national seminars and given lectures at various institutes, besides appearing for various print and visual media interviews.
Dr. Mayilvaganan’s major research and teaching interests include South Asia, Terrorism, US Foreign Policy, China’s Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy; Japan Foreign Policy, Climate Change, Refugees, Conflict and Peace studies. Currently he is undertaking a research project on Terrorism in India and China’s Strategic interest in South Asia at the NIAS.