Heather Byrne is a Research Assistant with the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center. She recently completed a Fulbright Fellowship in New Delhi, where she conducted archival and interview research on India’s China policy. Her research interests include conventional and nuclear deterrence, China’s relations with South Asia, and civil war. She completed her MPhil in International Relations at the University of Oxford, receiving a distinction on her thesis examining the non-use of intelligence in U.N. Peacekeeping Operations. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from Pomona College.