Sana Hashmi

Postdoctoral Fellow | Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation

Sana Hashmi is a postdoctoral fellow at Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation. She has been working with the Foundation since March 2021. She is an affiliated scholar with the Research Institute for Indo-Pacific Affairs (RIIPA). Her primary research focuses on Taiwan’s foreign relations, China’s foreign policy, Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy, Taiwan-India relations, China’s territorial disputes, the Indo-Pacific and Asian security.

She was Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs fellow at the Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University in 2020. She is a former consultant in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), government of India, where she worked on the Southeast Asian region and the Indo-Pacific with a focus on China from 2016-19. In 2017, she was named United Kingdom’s next-gen foreign and security policy scholar.

Before MEA, Dr. Hashmi was with the Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS) from 2011-2016. She has also worked at South Asia Forum for Human Rights (SAFHR), Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), and Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA).

Dr. Hashmi holds MPhil and Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. She has published several book chapters, policy papers, articles in journals, magazines, web portals and newspaper articles. She is the author of the book, China’s Approach towards Territorial Disputes: Lessons and Prospects. She is currently working on a book project on Situating India in Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy.