Professor Harsh V Pant is Director of Research and Head of the Strategic Studies Programme at Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. He is a Professor of International Relations at King’s College London and Director (Honorary) of Delhi School of Transnational Affairs, Delhi University. Professor Pant’s current research is focused on Asian security issues. His most recent books include New Directions in India’s Foreign Policy: Theory and Praxis (Cambridge University Press), India’s Nuclear Policy (Oxford University Press), The US Pivot and Indian Foreign Policy (Palgrave Macmillan), Handbook of Indian Defence Policy (Routledge), India’s Afghan Muddle (HarperCollins), and The US-India Nuclear Pact: Policy, Process and Great Power Politics (Oxford University Press). Professor Pant writes regularly for various Indian and international media outlets including the Japan Times, the Wall Street Journal, the National (UAE), the Hindustan Times, and the Telegraph.