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Aparna Pande

Director, Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia

Aparna Pande is Research Fellow & Director of Hudson Institute’s Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia. Aparna wrote her PhD dissertation on Pakistan’s foreign policy. Her major field of interest is South Asia with a special focus on India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Foreign and Security Policy. Aparna has contributed to The American Interest, The Hindustan Times, The Live Mint, Huffington Post, Sunday Guardian, and Real Clear World.

A 1993 graduate of Delhi University, Aparna holds a Master of Arts in History from St. Stephens College at Delhi University and a Master of Philosophy in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Aparna Pande received a Doctorate in Political Science from Boston University in 2010.

Aparna Pande’s first book titled ‘__Explaining Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: Escaping India__’ was released in March 2011 by Routledge. Her second book ‘__From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy__’ (Harper Collins India) was released in July 2017. Aparna Pande is also the editor of ‘Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Pakistan’ (Routledge, August 2017). Pande is currently writing her next book on India’s foreign and security policy.

India and Globalization Initiative at the Hudson Institute

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A South China Sea Change?

Aparna Pande & Satoru Nagao

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Prospects and Challenges for an Emerging New India

Prospects and Challenges for an Emerging New India

Strengthening the U.S.-India Partnership

Strengthening the U.S.-India Partnership

Europe's Expanding Role in the Indo-Pacific

Europe's Expanding Role in the Indo-Pacific

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Aparna Pande is quoted in Connected to India on the international community’s reaction to India revoking Article 370 and the status of Kashmir.

Aparna Pande is quoted in World Magazine on the BJP’s approach to Kashmir, and the future for the state.

Aparna Pande and Husain Haqqani are quoted in Sunday Guardian on Modi’s removal of article 370 impacting the Jammu and Kashmir region.

Aparna Pande is quoted in Pacific Council on International Policy on the path forward in Kashmir following the removal of Article 370.

Aparna Pande is interviewed by Straits Times on whether America’s “gunboat diplomacy” in the South China Sea could risk conflict.

Aparna Pande is interviewed by Axios World on what could happen next time India and Pakistan raise tensions.

Aparna Pande is quoted in The Washington Diplomat on identity politics in India

Aparna Pande is interviewed in First Post on the India-Pakistan-China relationship

Aparna Pande quoted by the Press Trust of India on the Sri Lankan president’s decision to remove the country’s prime minister.

Aparna Pande quoted by The Economic Times on China-Pakistan ties

Aparna Pande and Ambassador Husain Haqqani quoted by Foreign Affairs on a potential U.S. drawdown in Afghanistan

Hudson Institute’s “India at 70” event mentioned in the Economic Times and New Indian Express

PTI reports on new book by Aparna Pande

Aparna Pande quoted by ANI on the H-1B visa program

Aparna Pande interviewed by The American Bazaar on Indian foreign policy

Aparna Pande interviewed by NDTV on the Trump-Modi relationship

Hudson Institute event on U.S.-India partnership covered by The American Bazaar

Aparna Pande quoted by ANI on U.S.-India ties and the implications on Pakistan and China

Aparna Pande quoted by ANI on H1-B visasand the U.S.-India relationship

Aparna Pande quoted by The Economic Times on US-India relations with regards to Chinese assertiveness in the Indian Ocean

Aparna Pande quoted in The Hindu on the US’s non-interference policy for Kashmir

Aparna Pande quoted in The Hindu on the selection of ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson for secretary of state

Aparna Pande’s remarks on India-Pakistan relations featured in Economic Times

Aparna Pande and Amb. Husain Haqqani’s report, Modi: Two Years On in written up in Money Control (India)

Aparna Pande quoted in Economic Times (India) on Saudi-India-Pakistan relations

Aparna Pande’s article on India-Pakistan relations cited in The New Yorker

Aparna Pande quoted in The Hindu on how a thaw in India-Pakistan relations could help improve the situation in South Asia

Aparna Pande quoted in Asian Age on India’s defense minister meeting with the U.S. defense secretary

Aparna Pande quoted in Bloomberg on India and Japan working together

Aparna Pande quoted in The Hindu on Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar’s first visit to Washington

Aparna Pande quoted in India Abroad on relations between U.S., India, and Pakistan

Aparna Pande quoted in Al Jazeera on how the U.S. should negotiate with Pakistan

Aparna Pande quoted in Bloomberg on U.S.-Pakistan relations and Pakistan’s nuclear ambitions

Amb. Husain Haqqani and Aparna Pande’s report, Modi One Year On featured in Economic Times (India)

Amb. Husain Haqqani and Aparna Pande’s report on Indian PM Modi’s first year quoted in Business World (India)

Amb. Husain Haqqani and Aparna Pande’s report on Prime Minister Modi written up in India Times and cited in Reuters

Aparna Pande quoted in Bloomberg on Prime Minister Modi and the Indian diaspora

Aparna Pande quoted in Hindustan Times on Pakistan’s Army, Prime Minister Sharif, and India

Aparna Pande quoted in The Week (India) on India’s military modernization