Santosh Sharma Poudel
Santosh Sharma Poudel is a foreign policy analyst and co-founder of Nepal Institute for Policy Research (NIPoRe). He leads the National Security cluster at NIPoRe. He is also a faculty at the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy (DIRD), Tribhuvan University, Nepal, and guest faculty at Nepal War College and Nepal Army Staff College. He advises and conducts research for Institute for Foreign Affairs (IFA), a semi-autonomous research institute of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nepal.
He is the editor of the South Asia Bulletin, a monthly publication of NIPoRe that summarizes the major developments in the South Asian region (including China). He is also the editor of Journal of International Affairs, published by DIRD, Tribhuvan University.
He writes on Nepali foreign and security policy and regional order regularly in Nepali newspapers and magazines. Besides Nepal, his areas of interest are South Asian regional order, China’s rise, and security in the Asia-Pacific.
He received his Bachelors from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan and Master’s from S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University. He was awarded the ST Engineering Gold Medal at for his excellence at RSIS and Nepal Bidhyabhusan (Kha) from the Government of Nepal.