Dr. N. Janardhan is Senior Research Fellow, Gulf-Asia Program, Emirates Diplomatic Academy. He also offers diplomats an M.A. course on Asian foreign policies. His academic publications include – “A New Gulf Security Architecture: Prospects and Challenges for an Asian Role” (Eds.); “India and the Gulf: What Next?” (Eds.); and “Boom amid Gloom: Spirit of Possibility in 21st Century Gulf.” His next edited volume – “The Gulf’s Pivot to Asia: From Transactional to Strategic Partnerships” –is scheduled for publication in late 2020. Dr. Janardhan is managing assistant editor of Journal of Arabian Studies. He previously served as a political analyst in government and private institutions in the United Arab Emirates and India. He is also an avid sportsperson.