Bharath Gopalaswamy

Director, South Asia Center


Gopalswamy Bharath

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Topics

Emerging technologies in defense and NatSec, Indian Space Program, Space Security, US-India Relations

Regions

India, South Asia

Languages

Hindi, Tamil


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Recent Activity

  • January 25, 2019
    There is renewed hope for a settlement to the seventeen-year-old war in Afghanistan—although significant questions remain. US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad is reported to be making headway in his talks this week with the Taliban in Doha,
  • January 15, 2019
    On Wednesday, January 9th, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted a reception commemorating the Ten-Year anniversary of the Center. The occasion was marked by a ceremony honoring Shuja Nawaz, founding director of the South Asia Center and current Distinguished
  • January 15, 2019
    Read the Publication (PDF)The H-1B visa program is one of more than twenty US guest worker programs, but it has arguably been in the spotlight more than any other. While the H1-B was originally intended to attract foreign workers to
  • December 11, 2018
    One year on, there appears to be little to show for US President Donald J. Trump’s strategy for Afghanistan. The administration needs to implement this strategy in a way that creates an opportunity to end the war in Afghanistan while
  • December 11, 2018
    Read the Publication (PDF)Over one year after the announcement of the Trump administration’s strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia, significant opportunity remains to improve efforts to achieve peace. In the Atlantic Council South Asia Center’s new report, Review of President Trump’s
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Full Bio

Bharath Gopalaswamy is the director of the South Asia Center. 

Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Gopalaswamy managed the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he oversaw developing projects on South Asian security issues. He has held research appointments with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and with Cornell University's Judith Reppy Institute of Peace and Conflict studies.

Dr. Gopalaswamy holds a PhD in mechanical engineering with a specialization in numerical acoustics from Trinity College, Dublin. In addition to his studies abroad, he has previously worked at the Indian Space Research Organization's High Altitude Test Facilities and the EADS Astrium GmbH division in Germany.

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