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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 Director, Studies and Head of Strategic Studies Programme at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi. 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 include New Directions in India’s Foreign Policy: Theory and Praxis (Cambridge University Press) and Indian Nuclear Policy (Oxford University Press).

The Modi Government Scraps Kashmir's Special Status: What Now?
August 05, 2019
The Modi Government Scraps Kashmir's Special Status: What Now?
Modi alters the Kashmir dynamic.
The Modi Government Scraps Kashmir's Special Status: What Now?
Need for Urgent Reforms: The Indian Army’s Cyber and Electronic Warfare Challenges
July 26, 2019
Need for Urgent Reforms: The Indian Army’s Cyber and Electronic Warfare Challenges
India needs to better integrate electronic and cyber warfare into its future defense planning.
Need for Urgent Reforms: The Indian Army’s Cyber and Electronic Warfare Challenges
India at the 2019 G20 Summit: Priorities and Challenges
June 28, 2019
India at the 2019 G20 Summit: Priorities and Challenges
Amid global disarray, India has an opportunity to make its presence felt.
India at the 2019 G20 Summit: Priorities and Challenges
Modi 2.0 Confronts a Challenging Foreign Policy Landscape
May 24, 2019
Modi 2.0 Confronts a Challenging Foreign Policy Landscape
After celebrating his win, Modi needs to prepare for much work ahead on the foreign policy front.
Modi 2.0 Confronts a Challenging Foreign Policy Landscape
An Aspirational India Places Its Faith in Modi Once Again
May 24, 2019
An Aspirational India Places Its Faith in Modi Once Again
Narendra Modi has much work ahead.
An Aspirational India Places Its Faith in Modi Once Again
Tehran Comes Calling: India’s Iran Dilemma Grows Acute
May 16, 2019
Tehran Comes Calling: India’s Iran Dilemma Grows Acute
India has to make hard choices about its relationship with Iran—again.
Tehran Comes Calling: India’s Iran Dilemma Grows Acute
India’s Iran Conundrum Is Back
April 26, 2019
India’s Iran Conundrum Is Back
The Trump administration’s sanctions hardball puts New Delhi in a tight spot.
India’s Iran Conundrum Is Back
The Easter Bombings in Sri Lanka Foreshadow a Regional Challenge
April 24, 2019
The Easter Bombings in Sri Lanka Foreshadow a Regional Challenge
The shocking Easter Day terror attacks in Sri Lanka underscore a regional problem.
The Easter Bombings in Sri Lanka Foreshadow a Regional Challenge
India’s National Security Election: Why It’s Advantage Modi
April 11, 2019
India’s National Security Election: Why It’s Advantage Modi
The Indian prime minister’s national security credentials are poised to have benefits at the polls.
India’s National Security Election: Why It’s Advantage Modi
Indian Foreign Policy After the Elections: All Eyes on China
April 04, 2019
Indian Foreign Policy After the Elections: All Eyes on China
Whatever comes after India’s election, the role of China will loom large in Indian foreign policy.
Indian Foreign Policy After the Elections: All Eyes on China
India’s Leap in Space: The Significance of the First Indian Anti-Satellite Test
March 29, 2019
India’s Leap in Space: The Significance of the First Indian Anti-Satellite Test
India’s anti-satellite test is a major moment.
India’s Leap in Space: The Significance of the First Indian Anti-Satellite Test
Pulwama, Balakot, and Azhar Underscore India’s China Conundrum
March 21, 2019
Pulwama, Balakot, and Azhar Underscore India’s China Conundrum
China’s position on Pakistan and India should no longer surprise anyone in India.
Pulwama, Balakot, and Azhar Underscore India’s China Conundrum
The Modi Factor in Indian Foreign Policy
March 02, 2019
The Modi Factor in Indian Foreign Policy
How influence has the Indian prime minister been in steering Indian foreign policy toward change?
The Modi Factor in Indian Foreign Policy
From Wuhan to Pulwama: What Remains the Same Between India and China Over Jaish-e-Mohammed
February 20, 2019
From Wuhan to Pulwama: What Remains the Same Between India and China Over Jaish-e-Mohammed
China will continue to shield Pakistan, much like before.
From Wuhan to Pulwama: What Remains the Same Between India and China Over Jaish-e-Mohammed
Arresting India's Drift on Afghanistan
February 07, 2019
Arresting India's Drift on Afghanistan
India has been relegated to the status of a reactive power in Afghanistan.
Arresting India's Drift on Afghanistan
India and South Africa: Adjusting to the New World
January 24, 2019
India and South Africa: Adjusting to the New World
The South African president’s slated arrival in New Delhi as the Republic Day chief guest presents an opportunity.
India and South Africa: Adjusting to the New World
South Asia’s Cyclical Geopolitical Trends Likely to Continue in 2019
January 10, 2019
South Asia’s Cyclical Geopolitical Trends Likely to Continue in 2019
India will have to remain nimble and responsive in its neighborhood.
South Asia’s Cyclical Geopolitical Trends Likely to Continue in 2019
India Faces a New Reality in Afghanistan
December 28, 2018
India Faces a New Reality in Afghanistan
It's past time for India to take stock of new realities in Afghanistan.
India Faces a New Reality in Afghanistan
India's Nuanced Middle East Policy
December 15, 2018
India's Nuanced Middle East Policy
The Modi government's recalibration of India's Middle East policy goes underappreciated.
India's Nuanced Middle East Policy
India at the 2018 G20 Summit: Modi's Outreach
December 02, 2018
India at the 2018 G20 Summit: Modi's Outreach
Narendra Modi showed India's diplomatic nimbleness at the G20 summit.
India at the 2018 G20 Summit: Modi's Outreach
India and the ‘Quad’: Forging an Innovative Approach
November 21, 2018
India and the ‘Quad’: Forging an Innovative Approach
India needs to be innovative in dealing with challenges and leveraging opportunities that arrangements like the Quad present.
India and the ‘Quad’: Forging an Innovative Approach
The Afghanistan Conundrum: Russia’s Peace Plays and India’s Room for Maneuver
November 12, 2018
The Afghanistan Conundrum: Russia’s Peace Plays and India’s Room for Maneuver
Realities are changing in Afghanistan, and New Delhi must be nimble.
The Afghanistan Conundrum: Russia’s Peace Plays and India’s Room for Maneuver
One More Tryst for Modi and Abe: What to Expect During the Latest India-Japan Summit
October 28, 2018
One More Tryst for Modi and Abe: What to Expect During the Latest India-Japan Summit
India and Japan continue their strategic convergence.
One More Tryst for Modi and Abe: What to Expect During the Latest India-Japan Summit
Zalmay Khalilzad's Mission Impossible With the Taliban
October 17, 2018
Zalmay Khalilzad's Mission Impossible With the Taliban
Zalmay Khalilzad has a tall task ahead of him in talking to the Taliban.
Zalmay Khalilzad's Mission Impossible With the Taliban
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