Visiting Fellow

Sana Hashmi

Sana Hashmi, PhD, is Visiting Fellow at Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation since March 2021. She was Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Fellow at the Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University in 2020. She is a non-resident fellow at NextGen Foundation and an affiliated scholar with Research Institute for Indo-Pacific Affairs (RIIPA).

Formerly, she was a Consultant in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India, where she worked on the Southeast Asian region and the Indo-Pacific with a special reference to China from 2016-19. Her primary research focuses on, Taiwan’s foreign relations, Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy, Taiwan-India relations, China’s foreign policy, China’s territorial disputes, and Asian security.

Before MEA, she worked with the Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS), an autonomous think- tank under the Indian Air Force (IAF), from 2011-2016. She has also worked at South Asia Forum for Human Rights (SAFHR), Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), and Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA).

She holds MPhil and PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has published several book chapters, articles in journals, magazines, web portals, and newspaper articles. She is the author of the book, China’s Approach towards Territorial Disputes: Lessons and Prospects (New Delhi: Knowledge World, 2016).

She is currently working on a book project on Situating India in Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy. She can be reached at, and she tweets at @sanahashmi1.