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Abhijnan Rej

Abhijnan Rej

Abhijnan Rej is an independent New Delhi-based security analyst, researcher, and consultant.

Rej’s professional interests span geopolitics and international security. On the geopolitical side, he works on Indian foreign policy and grand strategy, great-power politics, and emerging powers in the international order. On the strategic front, Rej works on Indian national security problems related to China, Pakistan, and the Indo-Pacific, conventional and nuclear deterrence, and Indian defence policy. He is currently co-authoring a book on the geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific, as well as developing a long-term research agenda around the fundamental sciences, emerging technologies, and defence strategy.

Rej was previously Senior Fellow, Strategic Studies, at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. He also has significant work experience as a quantitative researcher in academia and the corporate sector. He has published in The Washington Quarterly, War Room, War on the Rocks, The Interpreter, The National Interest (online), and Global Policy (online) along with more than a dozen occasional papers, briefs, reports, and book chapters. Rej has written for virtually all major Indian English-language media outlets, and has been quoted by the Economist, Reuters, Voice of America, CNBC, The Nation, The Australian, China Global Television Network, and Dawn, among others.

Narendra Modi’s 2019 Landslide: Why It Happened and What Happens Next
May 24, 2019
Narendra Modi’s 2019 Landslide: Why It Happened and What Happens Next
Modi’s chest-thumping over Pakistan paid off.
Narendra Modi’s 2019 Landslide: Why It Happened and What Happens Next
Narendra Modi’s Radar Gaffe Reveals Dangerous, Clouded National Security Judgement
May 16, 2019
Narendra Modi’s Radar Gaffe Reveals Dangerous, Clouded National Security Judgement
The Indian prime minister’s recent “radar” gaffe is revealing of his leadership tendencies.
Narendra Modi’s Radar Gaffe Reveals Dangerous, Clouded National Security Judgement
Why Did China Change Its Position Now on Listing JeM Chief Masood Azhar at the Security Council?
May 02, 2019
Why Did China Change Its Position Now on Listing JeM Chief Masood Azhar at the Security Council?
India celebrates a diplomatic victory as China comes around on Azhar, but what happens next?
Why Did China Change Its Position Now on Listing JeM Chief Masood Azhar at the Security Council?
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