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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 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
The Sino-Russian Entente and India’s Choices
September 19, 2018
The Sino-Russian Entente and India’s Choices
India should take growing Sino-Russian ties very seriously.
The Sino-Russian Entente and India’s Choices
Continuing Convergence: India-US 2+2 Meeting Shows Inexorable Progress in the Relationship
September 08, 2018
Continuing Convergence: India-US 2+2 Meeting Shows Inexorable Progress in the Relationship
India and the United States took a major leap with the successful conclusion of the first-ever 2+2 dialogue.
Continuing Convergence: India-US 2+2 Meeting Shows Inexorable Progress in the Relationship
Making Sense of India's Revived Interests in BIMSTEC
August 30, 2018
Making Sense of India's Revived Interests in BIMSTEC
For New Delhi, BIMSTEC is about reimagining India’s strategic geography altogether.
Making Sense of India's Revived Interests in BIMSTEC
Making Sense of India’s Foreign Policy After 72 Years of Independence
August 16, 2018
Making Sense of India’s Foreign Policy After 72 Years of Independence
India today is a self-confident power, able to navigate global affairs with aplomb.
Making Sense of India’s Foreign Policy After 72 Years of Independence
Where Do China-Pakistan Ties Go in the Age of Imran Khan?
August 14, 2018
Where Do China-Pakistan Ties Go in the Age of Imran Khan?
The Pakistan-China relationship is likely to maintain a familiar trajectory.
Where Do China-Pakistan Ties Go in the Age of Imran Khan?
Imran Khan's Victory in Pakistan: An Outcome Foretold
July 27, 2018
Imran Khan's Victory in Pakistan: An Outcome Foretold
How will India manage a Pakistan led by Imran Khan?
Imran Khan's Victory in Pakistan: An Outcome Foretold
Modi's African Outreach Picks Up in Rwanda, Uganda, and South Africa
July 24, 2018
Modi's African Outreach Picks Up in Rwanda, Uganda, and South Africa
Is Africa large enough for India and China?
Modi's African Outreach Picks Up in Rwanda, Uganda, and South Africa
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