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

Aparna Pande was quoted in India Today about US-India relations under a Biden administration.

Aparna Pande was mentioned in The News Strike about India’s potential to become a global power.

Aparna Pande was mentioned in India Today about India’s power attributes and economic potential.

Aparna Pande was mentioned in Radio Free Asia about India’s strategic relationship with the US.

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.