Sushant Sareen did his masters in economics from the Delhi School of Economics and later qualified for the Indian Civil Service and joined the Indian Railway Traffic Service in 1993. A year later he resigned from Government and joined Public Opinion Trends, a news agency that monitors news and developments in South Asia. Since then he has been a close observer of the political situation in South Asia, specialising on Pakistan and by extension, India-Pakistan relations. He was the Executive Editor, Public Opinion Trends. He has also been Associate Editor, southasianmedia.net, a South Asian news portal being run by the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA). Sushant Sareen is also a founder member of SAFMA. For a short while he was General Secretary, SAFMA India and is currently a member of the SAFMA India Executive. Between 2002 and 2004, he was the Honorary Director, Pakistan Centre at the Observer Research Foundation. He has also been associated as a Consultant on the Pakistan Project of the IDSA. He is currently Senior Fellow, Vivekananda International Foundation.
He is the author of the book: "The Jihad Factory - Pakistan's Islamic Revolution in the Making". In addition he has contributed chapters in books published by the Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi and Jammu University. He has also contributed papers on the situation in Pakistan and on India-Pakistan peace process for journals like World Focus, AGNI and Dialogue. He has written columns for a number of Indian newspapers including The Pioneer, Tehelka, Sakaal Times, rediff.com, India Abroad, Ajit, The Tribune, Deccan Herald, New Indian Express etc. Sushant is also a regular feature on various TV and radio networks, including Times Now, CNN-IBN, NDTV India, Headlines Today, NewsX, Aaj Tak, ABP News, IBN7, ANI, Radio Pakistan, PTV, Lok Sabha TV, and DD News.

Contributions 
US Policy: The India Card After US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Pakistan a ‘reliable partner’ and Defense Secretary Gen James Mattis talked of trying “one more time” to work with Pakistan to stabilise Afghanistan, it appeared for a moment as though the US c...

आतंकवाद पर पाकिस्तान की बकवास की पड़ताल पाकिस्तान में केवल भोले-भाले आम आदमी ही नहीं बल्कि तथाकथित ‘बुद्धिजीवियों’ (ज्यादातर पाकिस्त...

Fact-Checking Pakistan’s Tripe on Terrorism The thought-control exercised by the ‘deep state’ in Pakistan over not just gullible common folk but also the so-called ‘intelligentsia’ (a misnomer for most Pakistani academicians, analysts and journalists) is so overwhelming that most of th...

Monographs 
Balochistan - Forgotten War, Forsaken People If there was one genuinely ‘unfinished agenda of Partition’ it must be the case of freedom of Balochistan from the brazen colonisation of Pakistan. All through the post-partition decades, the Baloch have protested, confronted and rebelled against...

Corridor Calculus China Pakistan Economic Corridor & China's Comprador Investment Model in Pakistan I. A DONE DEAL Soon after the PPP formed the government in 2008, President Asif Zardari put forward a very ambitious proposal costing around $60 billion for around 70 mega projects to Pakistan's Western donors who had formed the Friends 1 o...

ZARB-e-AZB: An Evaluation of Pakistan Army's Anti-Taliban Operations in North Waziristan Preface Terrorism has been synonymous with Pakistan for years. Post 9/11, Pakistan had an opportunity to make a break with its use of jihadist terrorism as an instrument of state policy. But despite all the international pressure and notwit...

Occasional Papers 
Political Analysis of Election Possibilities in Pakistan Yet Another Turning Point? Every general election in Pakistan has been viewed with a mixture of trepidation and hope and hence invariably touted as a critical turning point in that country’s history. Keywords : Neighbourhood Studies, Pakistan
Book Reviews 
The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World; T V Paul; Random House India; PP 257; Price Rs 499 A Wonky State Behaving Like Warrior State In recent years, there has been a veritable deluge of books on Pakistan and all that’s wrong with that country. There have also been some books which have tried to argue, even if unconvincingly, tha...

AZIZ's NOTEBOOK: at the heart of the iranian revolution; Chowra Makaremi; Translated by Renuka George; Yoda Press; PP 149; Price Rs 250 Can there be anything in common between the Islamic Revolution led by the Ayatollahs of Iran, the formation of a medieval Islamic Emirate by the Taliban of Afghanistan, the Cultural Revolution unleashed by the Red Guards of Maoist China and the patho...

Kashmir: The Unwritten History; Christopher Snedden; Harper Collins; PP 434; Rs 599 Over the last few months, there is suddenly a lot of unnecessary, unwarranted and self-serving focus of Western academics, analysts and authors on the India-Pakistan equation – the issue of Jammu and Kashmir inevitably being a centre-piece of the d...

Issue Briefs 
Anti-Terror Laws in India and Pakistan: A Comparative Study Anti-national acts of misguided citizens and their fanatic mentors have forced even democratic governments to enact special laws to deal with these. The purpose of such provisions, which many propagators of individual freedom view as 'draconian', is ...

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