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Sharinee Jagtiani

Sharinee Jagtiani

(DPhil, MSc)

Research Analyst at the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS)

Sharinee is currently based at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), managing a project entitled the ‘Future of Alliances and the International Order’. The project seeks to examine the role and durability of alliances in the context of the rise and resurgence of new powers, the re-emergence of great power rivalry and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sharinee has recently completed her DPhil/PhD in International Relations at the Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford under the supervision of Professor Andrew Hurrell. Her thesis examined the role of regions and regional membership in informing states’ claims to major power status, with India as its key subject of study.

As research associate at Oxford’s Centre of International Studies, she is undertaking two projects. First, a continuation of the Global Thinkers’ Project, that she co-founded and has been managing with Dr Marina Pérez de Arcos since 2017. The project pushes for diversity in international relations by engaging with the contributions of internationalist thinkers beyond the Anglo-American world. It was nominated for the Vice Chancellors’ Diversity Award in 2020. Second, She is working with Professor Louise Fawcett as part of a project on regional powers in collaboration with Dr Miriam Prys from the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) and Professor Derrick Frazier at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Air University.

She is also an associate at GIGA and will join its Institute for Asian Studies in December 2021 as a Thyssen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow working on the new geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific, with a focus on India.

She has previously held research positions in Singapore’s top research institutions on International Relations and Public Policy such as the Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and the South Asia Programme at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies Nanyang Technological University.

Research Interests

Her research interests include global order, rising powers and Indian foreign policy.


Refereed papers/Book Chapters:


Working Papers:

  • ‘Regional Powers, Global Aspirations: Lessons from India and Iran’, with Louise Fawcett for a special issue in International Politics, edited by Miriam Prys-Hansen and Derick Frazer
  • ‘Rethinking Thinkers in IR: The Case for Global Thinkers of the International’, with Marina Perez de Arcos, Urvi Khaitan and Anna Chirnicuic British International Studies Association Early Career Conference, Portsmouth, (Apr 19) and revised version will be presented in International Studies Association (Apr 2021).
  • ‘India Cannot Stand Aloof: Region-building, Status-seeking and Nehru’s India’ book chapter to be published in an edited volume, ‘What makes a Region?’ edited by Olga Lamová, Charles University, Prague.
  • ‘Region-building and Status-seeking: The case of India’. Presented at European International Studies Association, Krakow (Jul 2019) and EU Structural and Investment Funds Operational Programme Research Development and Education Symposium, Charles University, Prague (Sep 18), revised version will be presented in International Studies Association (Apr 2021)