Yoothika is an international student from Delhi, currently in her fourth year at the University of Toronto. She is an Honours Bachelor of Arts candidate pursuing a major in Diaspora and Transnational Studies and Political Science and a minor in Equity Studies. Yoothika’s research interests primarily focus on the History and Politics of South Asia; Non- State Actors, Political Violence and Terrorism operations in Middle East, Central Asia and South Asia; OPEC economies and Global Implications; and Gender Based Violence and Persecution under Taliban. Besides Yoothika’s academic and research interests she also likes to pursue roles in advocacy and social work. She has previously worked with Engineers Without Borders Canada, Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime South Asia, United Nations Environment Plan Delhi, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education For Peace And Sustainable Development (MGIEP) and Ministry of Health, India. Yoothika aims to build a career in foreign services, public policy and social justice.
Security, Trade and the Economy Yoothika Taneja

A Perfect Storm? Sanctions on Russia and The New Energy Reality in Europe

Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has resulted in a pivotal shift in the world order. The 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea now appears as a disregarded warning. Allowed to fester, it developed into an overt display of despotic militarism that now threatens not just the sovereignty of Ukraine but also the stability of other democratic Read More…

Security, Trade and the Economy

Understanding India’s position of ‘proactive neutrality’ in the Russian- Ukraine war. Its implications on India’s security and economy.

In an emergency session of the UN’s General Assembly held on February 27th 2022, 141 of the 193 member states voted for a resolution that deplored Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and called for the immediate withdrawal of its forces. India, along with China and 33 other countries, abstained. Explaining its vote, India’s Permanent Representative at Read More…