Articles by Lakshmy Ramakrishnan

May 1, 2024

Soft power and India’s changing approach to Israel under Modi

Lakshmy Ramakrishnan
Earlier this year, construction workers from India began arriving in Israel to mitigate the country's labour shortage. The number of Indian migrant workers in Israel now looks set to reach 6,000. While this does help reduce India's unemployment rate, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan argues we should also see it as an exercise in soft power by the Modi government
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Lakshmy Ramakrishnan

Lakshmy recently earned her MA in International Relations from King's College London.

Her dissertation delved into the role of political actors and the media in framing Covid-19 as a security threat in India.

Lakshmy also holds a BSc and an MSc in Biomedical Science from the University of Adelaide, Australia, and Manipal University, India.

She has honed her skills as a researcher and educator in these fields and is a regular contributor to publications like Nature India, Journal of Political Inquiry, and International Affairs Forum.

Lakshmy is enthusiastic about applying her expertise to the realm of international affairs, with a particular interest in research areas connected to global health security, conflict, and diplomacy.

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