Akriti Vasudeva

Research Associate

South Asia

Akriti Vasudeva is a Research Associate with the South Asia program at the Stimson Center. She is the Managing Editor of South Asian Voices, an online magazine featuring strategic analysis and commentary from rising South Asian analysts and scholars. Her research interests include U.S.-India defense cooperation, geopolitics of South Asia and the Indo-Pacific, and Indian foreign policy. Previously, she worked as a print journalist in India, writing on environmental issues for The Indian Express in Mumbai, and on education policymaking for Hindustan Times, New Delhi. She holds an M.A. in Asian Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. and a bachelor’s degree in information technology engineering from the University of Mumbai. She has done research internships at the Embassy of India in Washington, D.C. and the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi, among others. 

Projects

A platform for strategic analysis featuring emerging scholars and practitioners from across Southern Asia

Analysis of emerging domestic political, institutional economic, and socio-cultural dynamics and consequences for regional relations and security behaviors.

Fellowship opportunities for individuals to expand their knowledge of security issues in the subcontinent and engage with the South Asia policy community in Washington, DC

In-depth analysis of evolving grand strategies, competitive behaviors, and strategic alignments in the Indo-Pacific

Research & Writing
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Report
Planning for the Worst: Nuclear Effects & Disaster Management in South Asia

The Stimson Center, in collaboration with the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, hosted a workshop on nuclear effects in South Asia in Colombo, Sri Lanka from February 23-25, 2018. The workshop facilitated discussions in which participants worked t…

Report
Multilateral Nuclear Information-Sharing: The View from South Asia

Policy debates around participation in multilateral information-sharing mechanisms highlight fundamental tensions between safety, national security, and international security. Assuring other states that fissile materials are securely managed against t…

Book
International Disaster Response: Rebuilding the Quad? Views from the Next Generation

In 2004, Australia, India, Japan, and the U.S. worked together to respond to the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami. In 2007, these four countries formed the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue – the Quad – seeking to deepen their cooperation, only to disban…

Commentary
U.S.-India Defense Ties: A Delicate Dance

Supporters of the U.S.-India defense relationship have had a lot to celebrate in recent weeks. After a three-year wait, last week the Indian government finally inked an agreement to procure 37 helicopters from Boeing worth about $3 billion. P…

Stimson in the News
Akriti Vasudeva’s Op-ed in Foreign Policy on India

Supporters of the U.S.-India defense relationship have had a lot to celebrate in recent weeks. After a three-year wait, last week the Indian government finally inked an agreement to procure 37 helicopters from Boeing worth about $3 billion. P…