Yogesh Joshi

Associate Fellow

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Yogesh Joshi is an associate fellow at the ORF’s Strategic Studies Program. His research at ORF looks at how India’s nuclear policy interacts with its foreign policy. His research interests include nuclear policy and strategy, Asia’s emerging balance of power, Indian foreign and security policy.

He has held fellowships at George Washington University, King's College London and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He has coauthored two books: The US ‘Pivot’ and Indian Foreign Policy: Asia's Emerging Balance of Power' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and India in Nuclear Asia: Regional Forces, Perceptions and Policies (Orient Blackswan, 2017 forthcoming). His articles have appeared in Survival, US Naval War College Review, Comparative Strategy, Asia Policy, India Review, International Affairs and Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs.


  • Indian foreign policy
  • Indian nuclear policy and strategy
  • Asian geopolitics
  • International security

Past Position(s)

Project Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) project on Nuclearisation of South Asia.


  • PhD (Thesis Submitted), Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • MPhil (International Politics), Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • MA (International Relations), Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • BSc (Physical Sciences), Hansraj College, University of Delhi

Language Fluency

  • English
  • Hindi