About Shibani Mehta

Programme Associate

Shibani Mehta is a Programme Associate with the Strategic Studies Programme. A post-graduate of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS, NTU), her research areas include foreign policy and India’s intelligence agencies.

Prior to joining Takshashila, Shibani did research on Hybrid Warfare as an intern with the Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. At Takshashila, she also manages the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Studies (GCSS) programme and enjoys writing about foreign policy by drawing parallels with popular films.

Articles
Books
Research Outputs

Along The Line That Divided India – Biswanath Ghosh’s ‘Gazing at Neighbours’ is both a moving travelogue and a nuanced look at history along the Radcliffe line.

War of the Realists – An explainer on foreign policy using lessons from popular culture. In Installment 1, Wakanda faces a choice between two different types of Realism.

Democracy Strikes Back in the Maldives – The surprise defeat of the authoritarian Yameen is good for the Maldives — and for Indian interests. 

Do Lions and Hyenas Get Along – An explainer on foreign policy using lessons from popular culture. In Installment 5, Alliances are powerful tools in The Lion King.

Co-author ‘Contextualising Hybrid Warfare’ in Hybrid Warfare: The Changing Character of Conflict (Amazon)