Harsh V Pant is a Professor of International Relations at King's College London. He is Director, Studies and Head of the Strategic Studies Programme at Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. He is also Director (Honorary) of Delhi School of Transnational Affairs at Delhi University.

Harsh has been a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore; a visiting fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania; a visiting scholar at the Center for International Peace and Security Studies, McGill University; a visiting professor at O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat; a visiting professor at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; and an emerging leader fellow at the Australia-India Institute, University of Melbourne. He sits on the governing boards of several academic institutions and is a member of the editorial boards of several academic journals. 

His 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), and India’s Afghan Muddle (HarperCollins).

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

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