Author profile: Manjeet Singh Pardesi

Manjeet S. Pardesi is a Lecturer in International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. He obtained his PhD in Political Science from Indiana University, Bloomington, where he studied the initiation of strategic rivalries and their escalation to war. His research interests include causes of war, theories of foreign policymaking, the rise and fall of great powers, international relations in world history, Asian security, and Indian foreign/security policy. He was an Editorial Assistant for ‘International Studies Quarterly’ from 2009-2012, and is the co-editor of ‘India’s Military Modernization: Challenges and Prospects’ (forthcoming, Oxford UP). His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including the ‘Air & Space Power Journal’, ‘The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs’, ‘World Policy Journal’, ‘India Review’, and ‘The Straits Times’ (Singapore).

India Pivots to Asia… Again

India Pivots to Asia… Again

India has taken the US, Japan and China seriously in its foreign policy considerations, but its pivot to Asia must be understood through its own self-conception as an Asian great power.

The Continuing Salience of Tibet for Sino-Indian Relations

The Continuing Salience of Tibet for Sino-Indian Relations

Unrest in Tibet carries huge implications for Sino-Indian relations and Indian foreign policy, which is important in part because next month marks the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Sino-Indian War.

India’s Time to Think Strategically:  Is domestic politics holding India back?

India’s Time to Think Strategically: Is domestic politics holding India back?

Domestic political developments – which have important implications for the type of state and society that India wishes to create for itself – have led to a neglect of any major debate on foreign policy at a time when India is in the process of emerging as a major Asian power.

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