Dhruva Jaishankar is Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at Brookings India in New Delhi and the Brookings Institution in Washington DC. He is also a Non-Resident Fellow with the Lowy Institute in Australia. His research examines India’s role in the international system and the effects of global developments on India’s politics, economics, and society, with a particular focus on India’s relations with the United States, the Indo-Pacific, and Europe.
Jaishankar was previously 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 programme officer for Asia with GMF. Prior to that, he 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. In 2015-2016, he was a Visiting Fellow with the South Asia Programme of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Jaishankar holds a bachelor's degree in history and classics from Macalester College, and a master's degree in security studies from Georgetown University. He has been a David Rockefeller Fellow with the Trilateral Commission and an IISS-SAIS Merrill Center Young Strategist.
Recent publications include:
o “Indian Strategy in a Non-Strategic Age,” in India Now and in Transition (Niyogi Books, 2017).
o “A Confluence of Two Strategies: The Japan-India Security Partnership in the Indo-Pacific,” in India and Japan: Assessing the Strategic Partnership (Palgrave, 2018).
o “India as an Asian Power,” in Seven Decades of Indian Independence (Penguin, 2018).
o “Indian Ocean Region: A Pivot for Indian Growth,” Indian Ocean Conference, 2016.
o “India and the United States in the Trump Era: Re-Evaluating Bilateral and Global Relations,” Brookings Institution, 2017.
o “Survey on America’s Role in the Indo-Pacific,” (with G. Flake, S. Jackman, et al.), Asian Research Network, 2017.
o “Uneasy Triangle: India’s Evolving Relations with the United States and China,” Perth U.S.-Asia Centre, 2017.
o “U.S.-India Task Force,” (with N. Rao, R. Verma, et al.), Center for American Progress, 2018.