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I am a PhD Candidate in international relations at Harvard University’s Department of Government, and a Research Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London. I am interested in security studies, military affairs, South Asia and the Middle East. I’m particularly interested in the the foreign and security policies of India, and civil-military relations.

I hold a master’s degree from Harvard, and previously graduated with a Starred First in politics and economics at Cambridge University. During 2007-8, I was a Kennedy Scholar from Britain to the United States.

I’ve taught both economics and politics as a supervisor and teaching fellow at Cambridge and Harvard. I worked for the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Moscow on electoral analysis and democratic training projects, Citigroup in New York in their regulatory reporting division, and in RUSI’s Asia Programme on India and global security issues. I’m a graduate of the Columbia-Cornell Summer Workshop on the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy (SWAMOS).

I’e written analysis for a variety of peer-reviewed, policy-oriented, and mainstream news outlets, including the New York Times, Telegraph, Guardian, Financial Times, Times of India, Hindu, Foreign Policy, Caravan and others.

I am based in London.