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Dr Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu


Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings India


Dr Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu is the Visiting Fellow for Disarmament and a former Director of the New Issues in Security Course (NISC) at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). He is a Senior Fellow at the Center on International Cooperation at New York University, working primarily on the Managing Global Order and Peacebuilding as Statebuilding programs. Prior to joining CIC, he served as Vice President of Programs at the EastWest Institute in New York, and as Director of the New Issues in Security Course at the GCSP. Dr Sidhu has researched, written, and taught extensively on the United Nations and regionalism, peace operations, Southern Asia, confidence-building-measures, disarmament, arms control, and non-proliferation issues.

His recent publications include: The Iraq Crisis and World Order: Structural, Institutional and Normative Challenges; Arms Control after Iraq: Normative and Operational Challenges; Kashmir: New Voices, New Approaches; and China and India: Cooperation or Conflict? He has also published in leading international journals, including Arms Control Today, Asian Survey, Disarmament Diplomacy, Disarmament Forum, International Peacekeeping, Jane's Intelligence Review, Politique Etrangère, and the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. Dr Sidhu was the consultant to the first, second, and third United Nations Panel of Governmental Experts on Missiles in 2001-2002, 2004 and 2007-2008 respectively.

He was also appointed as a member of the Resource Group set up to assist the United Nations High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change in 2004. Dr Sidhu earned his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He holds a Masters in International Relations from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and a Bachelor's degree in History from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, India.