Vikram Singh was a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) until February 2009. He worked on Afghanistan and Pakistan, Asia Initiative ’09, and a range of CNAS defense strategy and planning projects. Prior to joining CNAS Mr. Singh worked in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Security Affairs, where he was responsible for strategic initiatives to improve the U.S. military’s work with partner nations including the policy oversight and management of a joint Department of Defense and Department of State program to train and equip foreign military forces around the world. Between 2003 and 2007, Mr. Singh's work at DoD spanned a broad range of defense policy issues, including: integrating U.S. stability operations, counter-insurgency and irregular warfare capabilities; disaster response and humanitarian assistance; oversight of peacekeeping missions for the Joint Staff Military Staff Committee at the United States Mission to the United Nations; analysis of DoD acquisition programs; South Asia policy; and aspects of the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review. Prior to joining government as a Presidential Management Fellow, Mr. Singh managed a five-country Ford Foundation project on minority rights and security in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka for the International Center for Ethnic Studies in Colombo. He was also a reporter for the Voice of America in Sri Lanka and South Africa. Mr. Singh has co-authored CNAS reports including Making America Grand Again: Toward a New Grand Strategy and The Power of Balance: America in iAsia and is a contributor to several publications including Armed Forces Journal, Orbis, and the Financial Times. He was awarded a 2002 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, is an International Fellow of Columbia University, and has received a Superior Honor Award from the Department of State. Mr. Singh holds a B.A. in history from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. in international security policy from Columbia University.