Dhruva Jaishankar is Director of the U.S. Initiative at the New Delhi-based Observer Research Foundation (ORF)He is also a Non-Resident Fellow with the Lowy Institute in Australia and is a regular contributor to the Indian and international media, presently writing a monthly column for the Hindustan Times 


Jaishankar was previously a Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at Brookings India in New Delhi and the Brookings Institution in Washington DC from 2016 to 2019. At Brookings India, he managed foreign and security policy programmes and conducted research on India's role in the Indo-Pacific, defence indigenization, and India-U.S. relations, among other topics. From 2012 to 2016, he was a Transatlantic Fellow with the German Marshall Fund (GMF) in Washington DC, where he managed the India Trilateral Forum - a regular policy dialogue involving participants from India, Europe, and the United States - and researched the implications of digital technologies in developing democracies. From 2009 to 2012, he was programme officer with GMF, where he coordinated the institution's Asia Program. Before 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 (2017-2020), an IISS-SAIS Merrill Center Young Strategist (2013), and a participant in the ORF-Zeit Stiftung Asian Forum on Global Governance (AFGG) (2016). 


His commentary has appeared in Indian and international publications, including in print in The Chicago Tribune, The Globe & Mail, The Hindu, Indian Express, India Today, Politico, The Straits Times, and The Times of India and online for The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, and The Washington Post. He has also been featured by BBC World News, Bloomberg, CNN International, The Economist, The Financial Times, National Public Radio, Time, and The Wall Street Journal.



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