Uday Nitin Patil is a Dr. T. M. A. Pai Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations Manipal Academy of Higher Education Manipal. His Ph.D. research is focused on the post-Cold War American policy-making towards China. His other research interests are US Grand strategy US-China Relations and great power competition in the Indo-Pacific. Uday has previously published with STSfor East Asia Forum and the Hindu.