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Senior Research Fellow

Shashank Joshi is a Senior Research Fellow at RUSI. He specialises in international security in South Asia and the Middle East, with a particular interest in Indian foreign and defence policy. He holds degrees from Cambridge and Harvard Universities and was previously a Kennedy Scholar from Britain to the United States. He has been a Research Associate of the Changing Character of War Programme at Oxford University and is a graduate of the Columbia-Cornell Summer Workshop on the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy (SWAMOS). He has regularly lectured at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and given evidence to the House of Commons' Foreign Affairs and Defence Committees.

His research and analysis has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Strategic Studies and Asian Survey, in policy journals including the Washington Quarterly and Survival, and in most major British, American, and Indian newspapers. His most recent books have been on Indian military power projection capabilities and the Iranian nuclear crisis. A full list of his writing is available here.

Contact Details

+44 7732 590 563

Research Focus

Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Asia, Global Security Issues, Central and South Asia, Middle East and North Africa Security studies, military affairs, Indian foreign policy, dynamics in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, and the Middle East.

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