Premesha Saha is a Junior Fellow working with the Maritime Policy Initiative. Her areas of research include maritime issues in the Southeast Asian region and the wider Indo-Pacific region, maritime infrastructure, emerging dynamics in the Indian Ocean Region.
Premesha also tracks Indonesia’s maritime strategy, India-Indonesia relations in the Indo-Pacific, big powers in the Indo-Pacific, India and Southeast Asia, Act East Policy, and Asia-Pacific multilateralism.
Premesha’s MPhil dissertation is titled — The Scarborough Shoal dispute as a factor in the Philippines-United States relations, 1995-2012. She has a published chapter — ‘The genesis of the Scarborough Shoal dispute between the Philippines and China’ — in the book, India’s Look East to Act East Policy: Re-examining the emerging issues and partnerships in Indo-Pacific [Prof. Manmohini Kaul and Dr. Anushree Chakraborty (eds.), New Delhi: Pentagon Press].
Her PhD thesis is titled, Indonesia’s Maritime strategy in the Indian Ocean. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals like Maritime Affairs, The Indonesia Quarterly and The Jakarta Post. Premesha was among the few Indian researchers selected as a Darmasiswa Scholar of the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture at Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya.
- Indo-Pacific Region
- Southeast Asia
- Research Associate, National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi
- Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Indonesia
- Visiting Research Fellow, Lemabaga Ilmu Pengetahuan (LIPI), Indonesia
- PhD (ongoing), Centre for Indo-Pacific Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
- MPhil, Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
- MA International Relations, Jadavpur University
- BA Political Science, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata