shashank-profile-croppedI am a Senior Research Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London. My interests are the international politics of South Asia and the Middle East, with a particular interest in Indian foreign policy, defence, and nuclear issues.

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). During 2015-16, I was a Research Associate at the Changing Character of War Programme at Oxford 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”.

For a full list of writings, see here.