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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 as well as Fellow, Center on Islam, Democracy, and the Future of the Muslim World. 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 contributes to The Weekly Standard, Huffington Post, Real Clear World, Times of India, Outlook India, Pajamas Media, IndoLink and Chowk.

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 2004. Aparna Pande's first book titled 'Explaining Pakistan's Foreign Policy: Escaping India' was released in March 2011 by Routledge.

Aparna Pande's second book 'From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India's Foreign Policy' (Harper Collins India) comes out in July 2017. Aparna Pande is also the editor of 'Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Pakistan' (Routledge, August 2017).

India and Globalization Initiative at the Hudson Institute

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South Asia’s Human Capital Crisis

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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