Nihar Kulkarni is Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland. He holds a master’s degree in Defence and Strategic Studies from Savitribai Phule Pune University, India. Nihar has previously published with The Sunday Guardians, Taiwan Center for Security Studies, Observer Research Foundation, Forum for Integrated National Security, Raisina House, The Kootneeti, Maharashtra Times, Sakal, Mumbai Tarun Bharat, among others.