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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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Husain Haqqani and Aparna Pande were mentioned in The Week about the future of South Asia following the coronavirus pandemic.

Aparna Pande and Husain Haqqani were mentioned in Times of India about the future of the Bangladesh and Indian economies.

Aparna Pande was quoted in The Sunday Guardian about China’s debt diplomacy in South Asia.

Aparna Pande was quoted in Sunday Guardian Live about what impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the U.S.-India relationship.

Aparna Pande was quoted in Outlook India about India’s response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Aparna Pande was quoted in Sunday Guardian about the India-U.S. relationship following President Trump’s recent visit.

Aparna Pande was quoted in The Epoch Times about the outcomes of Donald Trump’s recent visit to India.

Aparna Pande was quoted in VOA News about an upcoming U.S.-India trade deal and India’s human rights citizenship act.

Aparna Pande was quoted in VOA News about Trump’s upcoming trip to India.

Aparna Pande was quoted in VOA News about Trump’s upcoming deals with India.

Aparna Pande was quoted in The Epoch Times about Trump’s upcoming visit to India and what it could mean for the 2020 election.

Aparna Pande was quoted in The Epoch Times about the possible outcomes of an India-U.S. civil nuclear deal.

Aparna Pande was mentioned in Outlook India about Trump’s upcoming visit to India.

Aparna Pande was mentioned in Sunday Guardian about Trump’s upcoming visit to India.

Aparna Pande was mentioned in The Print_ about how the US election in 2020 could impact India.

Aparna Pande was mentioned in India Post about an upcoming ministerial meeting between the U.S. and India.

Aparna Pande is quoted in Straits Times on the elimination of Baghdadi and its long term political impact.

Aparna Pande is quoted in Sunday Guardian on the importance of the relationship between India and Afghanistan.

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