Dr. Shanthie Mariet D'Souza is New Delhi based Independent Consultant/ Security and Political analyst. She is presently working on projects relating to Transition & Prospects for long term stabilization of Afghanistan; Regional Dynamics of the Afghan insurgency, India-Afghanistan Relations, India's neighbourhood policy & relations with great powers. Dr. D’Souza is Associate Editor, Journal of Asian Security & International Affairs , (Sage Publications); Expert and Contributor to the Middle East-Asia Project (MAP) at the Middle East Institute, Washington DC; Senior Analyst, South Asia desk, Wikistrat Analytic Community, New York; Advisor, Independent Conflict Research & Analysis (ICRA), London.
Dr. D’Souza has previously been Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore, Associate Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses, New Delhi; Visiting Research Associate at South Asia Studies, The Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC; 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. She has conducted field studies in Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Jammu and Kashmir and India's North East. As Senior Transition Consultant, United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and External Reviewer for the country programme of ActionAid International, Afghanistan, she has carried out field research in various provinces of Afghanistan.
Dr. D’Souza has presented papers at various academic and policy forums and has numerous publications to her credit. 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 Security Sector Reform, Unity of Effort in Afghanistan, NATO in Afghanistan, US-Pakistan Counter-Terrorism Cooperation, Indo-US Counter Terrorism Cooperation, Afghanistan in South Asia: Prospects for Regional Cooperation, Media and Gender in Counter terrorism, Mumbai terror attacks, India-Pakistan relations, Non state armed groups- Taliban, Lashkar-e-Toiba, Indian Mujahideen, US-Afghan relations, India-US relations, India-Afghan relations, China-Afghan relations, Iran-Afghan relations, Regional Perspectives of the Af-Pak Strategy, Left Wing Extremism, Border Management and Autonomy movements in India’s North East.