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Anagha Neelakantan

Program Director, Asia
New Delhi, India

Crisis Group Role

Anagha Neelakantan served as Deputy Director of the Asia Program in 2015-2016. She now leads the program, developing a strategic direction for its work, guiding the research and production of various outputs and accompanying consultations and advocacy. The program is spread across South Asia, South East Asia and North East Asia. She follows political transitions including peace processes, ethno-nationalist and other entrenched violent social conflicts, constitution-making, security sector issues, and India's foreign policy and the role of geopolitics in conflict resolution. 

Anagha Neelakantan worked in Nepal from 2000-2013, as Crisis Group's Senior Analyst for Nepal, an Analyst with the United Nations Mission in Nepal, and as Executive Editor of the Nepali Times weekly. In 2014, she worked in Myanmar with the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue.

In The News

5 Sep 2017
The [Myanmar] military and government should be careful not to assume all Rohingya are sympathizers or supporters [of jihadis]. Deutsche Welle

Anagha Neelakantan

Program Director, Asia
29 Aug 2017
It should be in the government’s power to create the conditions in which to implement some of these recommendations [of the Kofi Annan-led Advisory Commission on Rakhine State in Myanmar]. RFI

Anagha Neelakantan

Program Director, Asia

Latest Updates

Op-Ed / Asia

Rohingya Deserve Non-violent Leadership

Originally published in Asia Times

Op-Ed / Asia

The World’s Newest Muslim Insurgency Is Being Waged in Burma

Deadly attacks in October and November against security forces in Burma’s northern Arakan state are qualitatively different from anything that has occurred there in recent decades.

Originally published in Time

Commentary / Asia

Nepal’s Political Faultlines

International Crisis Group worked regularly on Nepal from 2003-2012, publishing 33 reports in the period leading up to and following the 2006 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended the country’s decade-long civil war. Since 2012, Crisis Group has maintained a watching brief on the country.

Op-Ed / Asia

Moment of truth

Originally published in República