I am a Senior Research Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London, a Research Associate at the Changing Character of War Programme at Oxford University, and a PhD Candidate at the Department of Government, Harvard University. My most recent book is Indian Power Projection: Arms, Influence and Ambition, published in RUSI’s Whitehall Paper series in 2016 [Amazon]. The Financial Times praised it as “admirably lucid”, and The Diplomat called it “the most up-to-date compendium of information on India’s hard power toolkit”.
I specialise in the international politics of South Asia and the Middle East, with a particular interest in Indian foreign and security policy, nuclear weapons, and civil-military relations.
I hold a master’s degree from Harvard, and previously graduated with a Starred First in politics and economics at Gonville and Caius College, 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 am a graduate of the Columbia-Cornell Summer Workshop on the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy (SWAMOS).
I have been published in a variety of peer-reviewed and policy journals, including Asian Survey, Journal of Strategic Studies, The Washington Quarterly, Survival, Orbis, and the RUSI Journal. I have written comment and analysis for a range of newspapers and news outlets, including the NYT, FT, Guardian, Telegraph, and The Hindu. For a full list of writings, see here.
I am based in London.