Geopolitics and infrastructure in India's regional connectivity strategy

Dr. Constantino Xavier is a Fellow in Foreign Policy and Security Studies at the Centre for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP) in New Delhi. At CSEP he leads the Sambandh Initiative on Regional Connectivity. He is a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution, in Washington DC. 
His research expertise is on India’s role as a regional power and the challenges of security, connectivity and democracy across South Asia and the Indian Ocean. His work examines issues relating to India's connectivity strategy to build sustainable infrastructure, capacity building and development partnerships in cooperation with other Indo-Pacific powers or through regional institutions. He also works on India’s relations with the European Union and other democratic countries, and has published widely in academic books and journals on India’s foreign and security policies. 
Dr. Xavier regularly teaches at various Indian and international universities, as well as various diplomatic and military training institutions in India. He holds a Ph.D. in South Asian studies from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, and an M.A. and M.Phil. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, with undergraduate studies in Portugal and France.
Dr. Raphaëlle Khan, The City College-The City University of New York
Dr. Johannes Plagemann, GIGA

Scientific coordinators : Christophe Jaffrelot, Sciences Po-CERI / CNRS, David Camroux, Sciences Po - CERI, Patrick Köllner, GIGA and Amrita Narlikar, GIGA.

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