Speaker's Profile 

Uttam Kumar Sinha 

Managing Editor of Strategic Analysis, IDSA 

Uttam Kumar Sinha is a Fellow at IDSA and holds an adjunct position at the Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, Banaras Hindu University and an honorary position of Senior Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies Sri Lanka, Colombo. At IDSA, he is the Managing Editor of Strategic Analysis published by Routledge. 

A doctorate in International Politics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, his research areas include strategic and security issues, climate change, transboundary water issues, and the Arctic region. He is actively engaged in the Track 1.5 dialogue process and was India’s representative to the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) Working Group on Water Resources Security. 

Currently, he is on the technical advisory board of the South Asia Water Governance Programme and in a policy advisory role to the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu. Sinha was a visiting fellow at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) in 2006, a Chevening ‘Gurukul’ Scholar at the London School of Economics in 2008, and a visitor at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Leaders Programme in 2015.  

His publications include the book Riverine Neighbourhood: Hydro-politics in South Asia. Some of his edited volumes include The Modi Doctrine: New Paradigms in India’s Foreign Policy; Non-Traditional Security Challenges in Asia: Approaches and Responses; Arctic: Commerce, Governance and Policy; and Emerging Strategic Trends in Asia. He also has a monograph Climate Change Narratives: Reading the Arctic (IDSA, 2014)