Akriti Vasudeva

Research Analyst

South Asia

Akriti Vasudeva is a Research Analyst with the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center. Her research focuses on U.S.-India defense and strategic cooperation, geopolitics of South Asia and the Indo-Pacific, and Indian foreign policy. She is also Editor-at-large at South Asian Voices, an online magazine featuring strategic analysis and commentary on the security, politics, and economics of the subcontinent. Previously, she worked as a print journalist in India, reporting on environmental issues for The Indian Express in Mumbai, and on education policy for Hindustan Times, New Delhi. She has also held research positions at the Embassy of India in Washington, D.C. and the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi, among others. She holds an M.A. in Asian Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in information technology engineering from the University of Mumbai.

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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Commentary
Shedding the Dogmas in India’s China Policy

This article was originally published in South Asian Voices.

Stimson in the News
As Namaste Trump meets Howdy Modi in India, common threat China looms large

Akriti Vasudeva quoted in South China Morning Post

Policy Paper
From Kargil to Balakot: Southern Asian Crisis Dynamics and Future Trajectories

Two decade review: South Asia crises will likely escalate further & faster as escalation pressure and crisis management challenges grow

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…

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