Sylvia Mishra

Junior Fellow

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Sylvia Mishra is working for the ORF Strategic Studies US Initiative. She tracks India's foreign and defence policies, India-US relations as well as US policy in the Asia-Pacific. Sylvia’s research projects focus on US domestic and foreign policies and the security architecture in the Asia-Pacific region.

Sylvia is the Editor of the US Election Monitor, a monthly bulletin which studies developments in the US elections, exploring the role of the Indian diaspora and the potential implications of the elections for India.She has been associated with several New Delhi and London based think tanks and has been selected as an emerging leader from India to participate in the Australia India Youth Dialogue in 2016. She has also been a member of an expedition to Central Asia to promote Track-II Diplomacy, supported by Ministry of External Affairs and India Central Asia Foundation in 2013.She has presented papers at national and international conferences — the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) hosted conference at the National University of Singapore and John Hopkins Nanjing University, among others. She is a regular columnist for The Huffington Post and has written for the East West Center, The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Crawford School of Public Policy ANU and The Diplomat.Sylvia’s masters’ thesis at LSE was on ‘Foreign Relations of the United States and Iran during the Nixon Presidency (1969-1972)’.


  • India-US Relations
  • US Policy in Asia-Pacific
  • Indian Foreign Policy
  • Indian Defence Policy

Current Position(s)

Sylvia is a Junior Research Fellow with ORF's US Regional Studies Initiative and is working on India-US relations and US policy in Asia.

Past Position(s)

  • ICRIER-Wadhwani Chair in India-US Policy Studies


  • MSc , History of International Relations, LSE
  • BA, Political Science, Hindu College, University of Delhi