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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 Times of India, The Live Mint, Huffington Post, Sunday Guardian, The Print, 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 book’s include Explaining Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: Escaping India (Routledge, 2011), From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy (Harper Collins, 2017), Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Pakistan (Routledge, August 2017), and Making India Great: The Promise of a Reluctant Global Power (Harper Collins, 2020).

India and Globalization Initiative at the Hudson Institute

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The China Challenge | Countering Beijing’s Military Might

The China Challenge | Countering Beijing’s Military Might

The China Challenge | Is Belt And Road Asia’s Destiny?

The China Challenge | Is Belt And Road Asia’s Destiny?

Video Event | Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu on the U.S.-India Partnership

Video Event | Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu on the U.S.-India Partnership

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Aparna Pande was quoted in The Japan Times about growing U.S.-India cooperation as the China threat grows.

Aparna Pande was quoted in France 24 about U.S.-India relations in the face of a growing Chinese threat.

Aparna Pande was quoted in Sunday Guardian Live about what a Biden presidency would mean for U.S.-India relations.

Aparna Pande’s new book, Making India Great, was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal

Aparna Pande was quoted in Nikkei Asian Review about the importance of a U.S.-Maldives alliance to counter China.

Aparna Pande’s new book, Making India Great: The Promise of a Reluctant, Global Power was reviewed in The Tribune

Aparna Pande was quoted in Sunday Guardian Live about India-Russian ties.

Aparna Pande was quoted in Straits Times about rising tensions between China and India.

Aparna Pande was interviewed in Bharat about what the U.S. 2020 Election could mean for India.

Aparna Pande was quoted in Indian Defense News about the Chinese Communist Party’s rejection of religion and cultural symbolism.

Aparna Pande was quoted in ANI News about China’s decision to build missile sites at Kailash-Mansarovar despite its rich cultural significance.

Aparna Pande was quoted in The Epoch Times about the Chinese regime’s opposition to religion and culture and the threat it poses to India.

Aparna Pande was quoted in The Epoch Times about the India-China stalemate.

Aparna Pande was quoted in Sunday Guardian about China’s attempts to neutralize India’s influence in the region.

Aparna Pande was interviewed in Scroll.in about India’s drive to become a great power.

Aparna Pande was quoted in StratNews Global about Pakistan’s involvement in regional terrorist groups.

Aparna Pande was quoted in The Epoch Times about tensions between China and India and the impact it has had on the U.S.-India dynamic.

Aparna Pande was quoted in The Epoch Times about India’s internal political crisis.

Aparna Pande was quoted in Straits Times about her emigration to the United States.

Aparna Pande was quoted in Straits Times about U.S. immigration.

Aparna Pande was quoted in Sunday Guardian Live about China’s abuse of the Uyghur Muslims.

Aparna Pande was quoted in AFP about the impact of India-China tensions on the U.S.-India relationship.

Aparna Pande was quoted in Sunday Guardian about the India-China border clash and its impact on U.S. national security.

Patrick Cronin, Aparna Pande, and John Lee were quoted in Nikkei Asian Review about the importance of the Quad countries uniting against China.

An event about border tensions between China and India featuring Husain Haqqani, Aparna Pande, John Lee, and Patrick Cronin was mentioned in Radio Free Asia

Aparna Pande was quoted in Sunday Guardian Live about China’s aggression towards India.

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.