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Harsh V. Pant

Harsh V. Pant

Harsh V. Pant is professor of international relations in the Defence Studies Department and the India Institute at King’s College London. He is also an adjunct fellow with the Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC. His current research is focused on Asian security issues. His most recent book is India’s Afghan Muddle.

India’s Nuclear Debate Has Only Just Begun
March 31, 2017
India’s Nuclear Debate Has Only Just Begun
India needs to reassess its nuclear doctrine sooner or later, current debates notwithstanding.
India’s Nuclear Debate Has Only Just Begun
India's State Election Results Seal in the Country's Modi-fication
March 12, 2017
India's State Election Results Seal in the Country's Modi-fication
Modi does it again.
India's State Election Results Seal in the Country's Modi-fication
India Resets the Terms of Engagement With China
March 08, 2017
India Resets the Terms of Engagement With China
The Modi government is taking a different tack to its ties with China.
India Resets the Terms of Engagement With China
New Fault Lines Emerge in South Asia Around Afghanistan
February 22, 2017
New Fault Lines Emerge in South Asia Around Afghanistan
Russian-led multilateral initiatives on Afghanistan in the region highlight growing rifts.
New Fault Lines Emerge in South Asia Around Afghanistan
'Act East' and the Burgeoning India-Indonesia Entente
February 10, 2017
'Act East' and the Burgeoning India-Indonesia Entente
Can Indonesia and India come together to usher in a new era in bilateral ties?
'Act East' and the Burgeoning India-Indonesia Entente
A Russian Volte Face on South Asia
January 23, 2017
A Russian Volte Face on South Asia
Has Russia changed its tune on Afghanistan and Pakistan for good?
A Russian Volte Face on South Asia
How India-US Ties Were Modi-fied
January 08, 2017
How India-US Ties Were Modi-fied
Over the last two years, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greatly improved bilateral ties with the United States.
How India-US Ties Were Modi-fied
South Asia’s Changing Landscape in 2016
December 23, 2016
South Asia’s Changing Landscape in 2016
The year 2016 has been a year of dramatic changes which are only likely to gain further momentum in the coming years.
South Asia’s Changing Landscape in 2016
The Emerging India-Afghanistan Front Against Pakistan
December 07, 2016
The Emerging India-Afghanistan Front Against Pakistan
Evidence is gathering that India and Afghanistan will band together to counter Pakistan.
The Emerging India-Afghanistan Front Against Pakistan
An India-Israel Entente
November 26, 2016
An India-Israel Entente
An open relationship with Israel serves India well and it's about time Tel Aviv gets the recognition it deserves from New Delhi.
An India-Israel Entente
British PM Theresa May Visits India: What's On the Agenda
November 07, 2016
British PM Theresa May Visits India: What's On the Agenda
As the UK's first Brexit-era prime minister arrives in India, challenges lie ahead.
British PM Theresa May Visits India: What's On the Agenda
BRICS: Divided We Stand
October 26, 2016
BRICS: Divided We Stand
Geopolitical fault lines divide the BRICS.
BRICS: Divided We Stand
India and Russia Struggle to Regain the Past Glow
October 19, 2016
India and Russia Struggle to Regain the Past Glow
The old partnership survives, but new limits are becoming quickly apparent.
India and Russia Struggle to Regain the Past Glow
In Goa, A Moment of Reckoning for the BRICS
October 14, 2016
In Goa, A Moment of Reckoning for the BRICS
Tensions within the India-China-Russia triangle complicate the BRICS grouping.
In Goa, A Moment of Reckoning for the BRICS
South Asia’s New Strategic Reality
October 05, 2016
South Asia’s New Strategic Reality
The Modi government in India has set clear terms for South Asian strategic stability.
South Asia’s New Strategic Reality
Pakistan’s Growing Isolation: Nawaz Sharif's Lonely Campaign at the UN
September 26, 2016
Pakistan’s Growing Isolation: Nawaz Sharif's Lonely Campaign at the UN
Don't let Nawaz Sharif's confidence at UNGA fool you: Pakistan is isolated.
Pakistan’s Growing Isolation: Nawaz Sharif's Lonely Campaign at the UN
Understanding the Strategic Logic Behind the US-India Military Logistics Pact
September 14, 2016
Understanding the Strategic Logic Behind the US-India Military Logistics Pact
The U.S.-India Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement benefits both countries.
Understanding the Strategic Logic Behind the US-India Military Logistics Pact
Wary of China, India Moves to Woo a New Myanmar
August 30, 2016
Wary of China, India Moves to Woo a New Myanmar
India's outreach to Myanmar's new democratic government is built on years of history.
Wary of China, India Moves to Woo a New Myanmar
China's Top Diplomat Visits India as East and South China Seas Simmer
August 16, 2016
China's Top Diplomat Visits India as East and South China Seas Simmer
After Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to India, relations remain complex between the Asian giants.
China's Top Diplomat Visits India as East and South China Seas Simmer
Pakistan Escalates War of Words With India Over Kashmir
August 05, 2016
Pakistan Escalates War of Words With India Over Kashmir
Following weeks of violence in Kashmir, Pakistan and India continue to trade rhetorical barbs.
Pakistan Escalates War of Words With India Over Kashmir
South China Sea Ruling: Can This be India’s Moment in the Indo-Pacific?
July 19, 2016
South China Sea Ruling: Can This be India’s Moment in the Indo-Pacific?
The South China Sea ruling against China presents an immense opportunity for India.
South China Sea Ruling: Can This be India’s Moment in the Indo-Pacific?
Delhi and Hanoi Get Serious About the Supersonic BrahMos Missile (And More)
July 06, 2016
Delhi and Hanoi Get Serious About the Supersonic BrahMos Missile (And More)
Amid a great competition between Asia's two large powers, does India see Vietnam as China sees Pakistan?
Delhi and Hanoi Get Serious About the Supersonic BrahMos Missile (And More)
In or Out of NSG, New Delhi’s Carried Out a Diplomatic Masterstroke
June 23, 2016
In or Out of NSG, New Delhi’s Carried Out a Diplomatic Masterstroke
India's diplomacy in pursuit of membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group shows the country at its best.
In or Out of NSG, New Delhi’s Carried Out a Diplomatic Masterstroke
India and the US Overcome the Hesitations of History
June 10, 2016
India and the US Overcome the Hesitations of History
The Indian prime minister was at his best before the U.S. Congress.
India and the US Overcome the Hesitations of History
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