Dhruva Jaishankar is Fellow, Foreign Policy at Brookings India in New Delhi. 

In this capacity, he manages Brookings India's activities related to international affairs. In addition to Indian foreign policy, Jaishankar's work encompasses Asia-Pacific security, U.S. foreign policy, international relations in theory and practice, and the impact of technology on security and politics. 

Jaishankar is a regular contributor to the Indian media (including The Times of India, Mint, NDTV, Economic Times, The Indian Express, and Dainik Bhaskar) and has contributed to several international publications (including The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, The Atlantic, The Straits Times, and Survival). He has also been featured in reports or broadcast programmes by the BBC, Bloomberg, CCTV, CNBC, Channel News Asia, The Financial Times, The New York Times, NPR, PBS, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

Jaishankar was a Transatlantic Fellow with the German Marshall Fund (GMF) in Washington DC from 2012 until 2016, where he managed the India Trilateral Forum, a regular policy dialogue involving participants from India, Europe, and the United States. From 2009 to 2012, he was program officer for Asia with GMF. He previously worked as a research assistant at the Brookings Institution in Washington and as a news writer and reporter for CNN-IBN television in New Delhi. He has been a Brent Scowcroft Award Fellow with the Aspen Strategy Group and was a Visiting Fellow with the South Asia Programme of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.


Jaishankar is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He has participated in the IISS-SAIS Merrill Center Young Strategists Program (2013) and the Asian Forum on Global Governance (2016). He holds a bachelor's degree in history and classics from Macalester College, and a master's degree in security studies from Georgetown University.