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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 Distinguished Fellow 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 is India’s Afghan Muddle.

India's Growing Afghanistan Challenge
May 10, 2018
India's Growing Afghanistan Challenge
As the security situation in Afghanistan deteriorates, what are the stakes for New Delhi?
India's Growing Afghanistan Challenge
Modi and Xi in Wuhan: Bringing Normalcy Back to the India-China Relationship
May 01, 2018
Modi and Xi in Wuhan: Bringing Normalcy Back to the India-China Relationship
Modi’s visit to China is a welcome first step in resetting relations, but India must remain wary of Chinese intentions.
Modi and Xi in Wuhan: Bringing Normalcy Back to the India-China Relationship
Making Sense of India's Outreach to the Nordic States
April 19, 2018
Making Sense of India's Outreach to the Nordic States
Narendra Modi's trip to Sweden highlights the importance of an often-neglected region for India.
Making Sense of India's Outreach to the Nordic States
India and the Commonwealth: A New Beginning?
April 16, 2018
India and the Commonwealth: A New Beginning?
Can the Commonwealth allow India to show off its leadership credentials?
India and the Commonwealth: A New Beginning?
Difficult Times Ahead for Russia-India Ties
March 29, 2018
Difficult Times Ahead for Russia-India Ties
The relationship between New Delhi and Moscow will see simmering challenges come to a head soon.
Difficult Times Ahead for Russia-India Ties
Macron and Modi: What France Can Do For India and What India Can Do For France
March 09, 2018
Macron and Modi: What France Can Do For India and What India Can Do For France
France can be a valuable partner for India in shoring up a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
Macron and Modi: What France Can Do For India and What India Can Do For France
Explaining Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's Chilly Reception in India
February 22, 2018
Explaining Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's Chilly Reception in India
Canada-India relations are entering a cool period.
Explaining Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's Chilly Reception in India
Iran's Rouhani Comes to India: What to Expect
February 17, 2018
Iran's Rouhani Comes to India: What to Expect
The Iranian president will come to New Delhi with an economic agenda on his mind.
Iran's Rouhani Comes to India: What to Expect
A New Reality Confronts India in the Middle East
February 13, 2018
A New Reality Confronts India in the Middle East
India is still stuck in the age-old debates of the Israel-Arab rivalry whereas the Middle East has moved on. Can Modi change that?
A New Reality Confronts India in the Middle East
Trouble in Paradise: How India Can Respond to the Crisis in the Maldives
February 07, 2018
Trouble in Paradise: How India Can Respond to the Crisis in the Maldives
How should India respond to Abdulla Yameen's blatant disregard for democratic principles?
Trouble in Paradise: How India Can Respond to the Crisis in the Maldives
The Future of India's Ties With ASEAN
January 26, 2018
The Future of India's Ties With ASEAN
As ASEAN leaders converge on New Delhi, what are India's priorities for Southeast Asia?
The Future of India's Ties With ASEAN
India-Israel Ties Gather Momentum
January 23, 2018
India-Israel Ties Gather Momentum
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's trip to India solidifies gains in India-Israel relations.
India-Israel Ties Gather Momentum
The Times They Are A-Changin’: Trump's Important Risk-Taking With Pakistan
January 09, 2018
The Times They Are A-Changin’: Trump's Important Risk-Taking With Pakistan
Will Trump succeed where previous U.S. presidents have failed?
The Times They Are A-Changin’: Trump's Important Risk-Taking With Pakistan
China Brings Afghanistan and Pakistan Together to Discuss Regional Issues, But Divergences Remain
December 29, 2017
China Brings Afghanistan and Pakistan Together to Discuss Regional Issues, But Divergences Remain
Despite Chinese attempts at mediation, differences between Kabul and Islamabad persist.
China Brings Afghanistan and Pakistan Together to Discuss Regional Issues, But Divergences Remain
China’s Moment in Nepal: Implications for India
December 27, 2017
China’s Moment in Nepal: Implications for India
Even as Nepal's new leaders appear to pursue closer ties with Beijing, not all is lost for New Delhi.
China’s Moment in Nepal: Implications for India
The Challenging Geopolitics of the Port at Chabahar
December 12, 2017
The Challenging Geopolitics of the Port at Chabahar
What is the future of the India-backed port at Chabahar in Iran?
The Challenging Geopolitics of the Port at Chabahar
Power Shift: India's Nominee Re-Elected to ICJ
November 21, 2017
Power Shift: India's Nominee Re-Elected to ICJ
The UK withdrawing its candidate to the ICJ is a tribute to smart and aggressive diplomacy by India.
Power Shift: India's Nominee Re-Elected to ICJ
Take Note: Asia's 'Quad' Is Back
November 10, 2017
Take Note: Asia's 'Quad' Is Back
Cooperation between the United States, Japan, Australia, and India is here to stay.
Take Note: Asia's 'Quad' Is Back
Tillerson Goes to India: A New Phase in India-US Ties?
October 23, 2017
Tillerson Goes to India: A New Phase in India-US Ties?
Rex Tillerson's inaugural visit to India will set the tone for the next phase in U.S.-India ties.
Tillerson Goes to India: A New Phase in India-US Ties?
India's Ambitious African Outreach
October 04, 2017
India's Ambitious African Outreach
A presidential visit underlines the continuing salience of Africa in India’s foreign policy matrix.
India's Ambitious African Outreach
Mattis Comes to India: What's on the Agenda?
September 26, 2017
Mattis Comes to India: What's on the Agenda?
What's on the agenda when Trump's secretary of defense lands in India?
Mattis Comes to India: What's on the Agenda?
India’s Balancing Act in Myanmar
September 09, 2017
India’s Balancing Act in Myanmar
India's approach to Myanmar's Rohingya crisis demonstrates the tension between its geopolitical interests and values.
India’s Balancing Act in Myanmar
The India-Vietnam Relationship: Beyond the BrahMos Connection
August 22, 2017
The India-Vietnam Relationship: Beyond the BrahMos Connection
The strategic partnership between India and Vietnam goes beyond a prospective BrahMos sale.
The India-Vietnam Relationship: Beyond the BrahMos Connection
The Doklam Standoff Highlights Nepal’s Dilemmas With India
August 14, 2017
The Doklam Standoff Highlights Nepal’s Dilemmas With India
Nepali discomfort about the ongoing standoff between India and China could have important consequences.
The Doklam Standoff Highlights Nepal’s Dilemmas With India
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