Garima Mohan

Research Associate

Garima Mohan is a research associate at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin. She focuses on UN peacekeeping and conflict management​ as well as the foreign and security policy of rising powers, particularly India. ​

Her current research focuses on theorizing the impact of rising powers on peace operations and conflict interventions as part of the pilot project “Changing World, Changing Interventionism,” funded by the German Foundation for Peace Research. She is also working on the EU-India policy dialogues on global governance and security, in a project jointly conducted by GPPi and Carnegie India and funded by the EU delegation to India. She has published widely on a number of issues, including EU-India relations, EU security strategy in South Asia, and Indian foreign policy, particularly its approach to peacekeeping and the responsibility to protect.

Previously, Garima was a researcher within the NFG Research Group “Asian Perceptions of the EU” at the Free University in Berlin. There, she worked as an expert on Indian foreign and security policy, comparative Indian and Chinese approaches to security, and EU-Asia relations. She has conducted extensive field research in India and a number of interviews with policymakers in New Delhi, Berlin, and Brussels on security policy. She was also the editor of the NFG Working Paper Series.

Garima holds a PhD in political science from the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies, a joint program of the Free University in Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance and the Berlin Social Science Center. She also holds a master's degree in global politics, with distinction, from the London School of Economics, and a bachelor’s degree in history from St. Stephen’s College in New Delhi.

Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu, German  

Recent Publications

Book 24 April 2017

Global Governance, Security, and Strategy in the EU-India Partnership

by Garima Mohan, Constantino Xavier (eds)
GPPi/Carnegie India

Commentary 21 April 2017

Closer to Brussels

by Constantino Xavier, Garima Mohan
The Hindu

Policy Paper 20 March 2017

Managing Conflict, Building Peace: Opportunities for Developing the EU-India Strategic Partnership

by Philipp Rotmann, Garima Mohan
GPPi/Carnegie India

Article 21 November 2016

German Human Rights Policy in a Multipolar World

by Katrin Kinzelbach, Garima Mohan
Amnesty International Netherlands

Policy Paper 09 November 2016

Regional Connectivity in Asia: New Avenues for EU-India Partnership

by Garima Mohan
GPPi/Carnegie India

Commentary 04 October 2016

Modernizing India’s Approach to Peacekeeping: The Case of South Sudan

by Garima Mohan
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Book Chapter 21 April 2016

EU Regional Strategy in South Asia: Moving Beyond the Role of a Trade Partner

by Garima Mohan

Commentary 29 March 2016

Can the EU-India Summit Revive a Flagging Partnership?

by Joel Sandhu, Garima Mohan
EU Observer

Commentary 13 July 2015

Modi’s First Year in Review: A New Start for US-India Relations?

by Garima Mohan
NFG Asian Perceptions of the EU

Commentary 27 May 2015

Women in Peacekeeping: Holding up Half the Sky?

by Garima Mohan, Olivia Gippner
India at LSE

Commentary 14 August 2014

The West Reaches Out to India

by Garima Mohan, May-Britt Stumbaum
The Diplomatist Magazine

Article 14 March 2014

India and the Responsibility to Protect

by Garima Mohan
Asia Pacific R2P Brief, 4 (3)

Article 11 February 2014

EU-India Strategic Partnership: Evaluating the Potential for Security Cooperation

by Garima Mohan
Foreign Policy Research Centre, Special Issue 13, pp. 378-391

Research Paper 01 July 2013

Theoretical Approaches to China and India in Peacekeeping Operations

by Garima Mohan, Olivia Gippner
NFG Working Paper No.5/2013

Report 15 April 2011

State Security Commissions: Reform Derailed

by Garima Mohan, Navaz Kotwal
Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative