Dr. Shanthie Mariet D'Souza is Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore. She has been Associate Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses, New Delhi; Fulbright Scholar at South Asia Studies, The Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC (2005-2006); Research Associate at Database & Documentation Centre of the Institute for Conflict Management, Guwahati, Assam and Editorial Assistant at the United Service Institution of India, New Delhi, 2001. She has a PhD in International Relations, American Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has conducted field studies in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir and India's North East.
Among her most recent published work is an edited book titled Afghanistan in Transition: Beyond 2014?, co-edited books on Perspectives on South Asian Security (2012) and Saving Afghanistan (2009) and papers, chapters, policy briefs and op-eds on Transition in Afghanistan, Security Sector Reform, Talking to the Taliban, Unity of Effort in Afghanistan, NATO in Afghanistan, Afghanistan in South Asia, US-Pakistan Counter-Terrorism Cooperation, Indo-US Counter Terrorism Cooperation, Global War on Terrorism, Mumbai terror attacks and India-Pakistan relations, Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jihad beyond Jammu & Kashmir, US-Afghan relations, India-Afghan relations, China-Afghan relations, Iran-Afghan relations, Regional Perspectives of the Af-Pak Strategy, Countering the Naxalites, Autonomy movements in India’s North East, Media and Gender in Counter terrorism.