Postdoctoral Fellow

Sana Hashmi

Sana Hashmi, Ph.D., is Postdoctoral Fellow at Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation. She has been working with the Foundation since March 2021. She is an affiliated scholar with the Research Institute for Indo-Pacific Affairs (RIIPA). Her primary research focuses on Taiwan’s foreign relations, China’s foreign policy, Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy, Taiwan-India relations, China’s territorial disputes, Indo-Pacific, and Asian security.

She was Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Fellow at the Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University in 2020. She is a former 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 focus on China from 2016-19. In 2017, she was named United Kingdom’s next-gen foreign and security policy scholar.

Before MEA, she was with the Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS) 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 Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has published several book chapters, policy papers, 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 [email protected], and she tweets at @sanahashmi1.