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.