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

India and Globalization Initiative at the Hudson Institute

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Soft Power, Hard Choices

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has to move on several fronts simultaneously to fulfil expectations he has generated in various constituencies. Through h...

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China's Road Through Pakistan November 18th Event

India-U.S. Ties Under Narendra Modi June 3rd Event

Elections in Pakistan: Any Hope for a Secular Government?

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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(Bihar polls: Why caste & communal pride may be a more effective electoral plank in the cow belt)”: (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