Harsh V. Pant

Harsh V Pant teaches in the Defence Studies Department at King’s College London. He is also an Adjunct Fellow with the Wadhwani Chair in US-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC. His current research is focused on Asian security issues.

For Harsh V. Pant's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

/ Jan 28, 2013

Rising son can't resolve India's leadership crisis

When Rahul Gandhi was formally anointed to the number two position in India's Congress party, his installation as vice president was accompanied by the usual shenanigans among party operatives. Nine years after the grandson of Indira Gandhi — and the son of Rajiv and Sonia ...

/ Jan 14, 2013

Abe's opportunity to remake Indo-Japanese ties

With the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) winning a landslide in Japanese parliamentary elections and Shinzo Abe assuming the office of prime minister in Japan for the second time, India-Japan ties have entered a new phase. For Japan, embroiled in its domestic political instability and economic ...

/ Dec 19, 2011

Road map for Afghanistan as contested as ever

Another conference on Afghanistan has come and gone, but the problem remains as intractable as ever. No one has any idea how the underlying issues facing Afghanistan and the region will be resolved, but the international community soldiers on in the hope that ultimately ...