Adjunct Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security program.
Dr. Iskander Rehman is the Senior Fellow for International Relations at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy. Prior to joining the Pell Center, Dr. Rehman was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the International Order and Strategy Program (IOS) at the Brookings Institution. He has also served as a Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, a Stanton Nuclear Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and as a Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He has also lived and worked in India, holding visiting fellowships at the Observer Research Foundation and the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses, both in New Delhi.
He has published a number of think tank monographs, book chapters, and articles in journals such as the Naval War College Review, The Washington Quarterly, India Review, and Asian Security. His research focuses on grand strategy, the history of strategic thought, and Asian security. His work has been featured or cited in The Guardian, The American Interest, The Financial Times, The Economist, The Indian Express, Le Monde, The Diplomat, The National Interest, and BBC World, amongst others. He is a contributing editor for War on the Rocks, and the coordinator of the Rochambeau Dialogue—a Franco-American Track 1.5 on defense issues held every year in Newport, RI.
Dr. Rehman holds a BA, Masters of Science, Masters of Research (MRes) and Ph.D. in Political Science (with distinction and a specialization in Asia Studies) from the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) in Paris, France.
Recent Publications & News
CommentaryThrones Wreathed in Shadow: Tacitus and the Psychology of Authoritarianism
By Iskander Rehman
Press NoteCNAS Responds: Indian and Chinese Soldiers Killed in Ladakh Border Clash
By Chris Dougherty, Daniel Kliman, Iskander Rehman & Joshua Fitt
ReportsImbalance of Power
By Daniel Kliman, Iskander Rehman, Kristine Lee & Joshua Fitt
CommentaryPolybius, Applied History, and Grand Strategy in an Interstitial Age
By Iskander Rehman