March 06, 2019

CNAS Welcomes Iskander Rehman as Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Asia-Pacific Security Program

Washington, March 6, 2019 – The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Iskander Rehman has joined the Center as an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Asia-Pacific Security Program. Dr. Rehman is currently a Senior Fellow for International Relations at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University, where he works on grand strategy, applied history, and Asian security. Dr. Rehman will contribute to the Center’s growing line of research on U.S. engagement with India in an era of strategic competition with China.

“In addition to his broad expertise on Asian defense issues and grand strategy, Iskander is a leading expert on India’s military,” said Dr. Daniel Kliman, acting director of the CNAS Asia-Pacific Security Program. “We’re delighted to have him on board as CNAS continues to expand its focus on how the United States can partner with India to shape the 21st century.”

Dr. Rehman has held multiple think tank affiliations, including with the Brookings Institution, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the German Marshall Fund of the United States. His work has also been featured or cited in prominent outlets such as The Guardian, The American Interest, War on the Rocks, The Financial Times, and The Economist, among others.

Dr. Rehman holds a Ph.D, MA, and BA from the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) in Paris, France.

To reach Dr. Rehman or for more information about CNAS, please contact Cole Stevens at or 202-695-8166.