Dr. Harinder Sekhon is a Senior Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation and has over three decades of research, writing and teaching experience on various aspects of Indo-US relations, US policy and strategy in Asia and regional security challenges in South and East Asia.
From 2004 till 2013, she was Senior Fellow, US Studies Programme at the Observer Research Foundation, a New Delhi based Public Policy Think Tank. Before that, Dr. Sekhon worked as an Intelligence and Strategic Analyst with the National Security Council Secretariat, Government of India for two years and was engaged in data analysis and preparing assessments on strategic issues for policy implementation by the Government of India.
Dr. Sekhon was Associate Professor of History at MCMDAV College for Women, Chandigarh from 1986 till 1998 and was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre of Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library from 1999 to 2001. She has authored three books: Garland Around My Neck: The Story of Puran Singh of Pingalwara, published by UBS Publishers, New Delhi in 2001, Five Decades of Indo-US Relations: Strategic and Intellectual published by UBS Publishers, New Delhi, in 2002, and India and the United States: Breakthroughs, Prospects and Challenges Ahead published by Macmillan India in 2008.
She has presented research papers at several national and international conferences and writes frequently for academic journals and several newspapers on her area of study. She appears frequently on numerous TV channels on panel discussions pertaining to her areas of specialization.
Dr. Sekhon graduated in History Honours from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi and has done her MA, M Phil and PhD from Punjab University, Chandigarh.

Contributions 
Tillerson Visit: Need to Tone Down the Euphoria New Delhi was euphoric over United States (US) Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson’s recent remarks on “defining our relationship with India for the next century” made at a Washington DC think tank on the eve of his Asia visit, a five-stop tour t...

Senior Trump Aide Kenneth Juster named as US Envoy to India The White House has named senior White House official and Trump aide Kenneth Juster as the next US ambassador to India thereby ending a months-long speculation that saw several Indian-American names crop up as potential candidates. This notification ...

US Presidential Election – the Final Countdown As the race to the White House enters its final day, attention gets re-focused on polls that have tightened and predict a very close race. An ABC/ Washington Post poll on November 1 gave Trump a 1% lead over Clinton and an 8-point lead over her on th...

India and the United States - Recent Development As the Obama administration enters its last months in office, it is normal that it would want to assess the state of relations between the United States and India. Both countries have invested a lot in revitalizing this partnership and the US would n...

Modi-Obama Meet in Paris: Taking stock of India-US Relations When Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama met in Paris on the sidelines of the crucial climate change conference, it was their sixth bilateral meeting in a little over one year, a very impressive tally by any reckoning. On Clima...

Monographs 
Russia’s Evolving Equations with the USA and China: Implications for India Introduction This monograph seeks to understand the major shifts that are taking place in the global power structure established at the end of World War II in 1945 by examining the dynamics of the interaction between the United States (US), Russia...

Russia, Europe and The United States: Emerging Power Play "The Soviet Union ceased to exist twenty-five years ago but tensions between Russia and the West have remained high despite the end of the Cold War. The West still seems to be struggling to come to terms with the reality of a post-Soviet Russia and i...

Outreach 
Decoding Trump-Kim summit Published in DNA on 16 June 2018....

The Trudeau visit can help energise India-Canada Relations Published in DNA on 21 February 2018. Click here to read... ...

India needs to play its cards right with China and the US Published in DNA on 13 February 2017. Click here to read... ...

NSS is a statement of US interests that restricts India to specific region & role Published in The Economics Times on 24 December 2017. Cli...

RIC meet: India and Russia must close all gaps in ties Published in The Economics Times on 11 December 2017. Click here to read......

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