Dr. Walter C. Ladwig III Joins EWI as Nonresident Senior Fellow

News | June 17, 2020

NEW YORK, June 17, 2020 — The EastWest Institute’s (EWI) South Asia program today announced the addition of Dr. Walter C. Ladwig III as a nonresident senior fellow. Ladwig is an associate professor of International Relations in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London and the co-director of South Asia education programs for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Diplomatic Academy. He brings to the program deep expertise in foreign and defense policy in South Asia, as well as the geopolitics of the broader Indo-Pacific region.

“Walter Ladwig is a respected scholar of military affairs in South Asia,” said EWI President and CEO Dr. William Parker. “Moreover, he was writing about Indian Ocean security issues long before anyone was even talking about the Indo-Pacific. This marks a significant deepening of EWI’s engagement across South Asia. I am very happy to welcome him to the team.”

Ladwig’s first book, The Forgotten Front: Patron-Client Relationships in Counter Insurgency (Cambridge 2017), examines the often-difficult relations between the U.S. and local governments it is supporting in counterinsurgency. He is current writing a book on Indian defense policy. Ladwig’s articles have appeared in leading scholarly journals like International Security as well as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Daily Telegraph and The National Interest, among others. In recent years, his expert commentary has been featured in The Economist, The Washington Post, the Financial Times, the South China Morning Post and the BBC.

Ladwig previously taught international relations at the University of Oxford and has been an adjunct fellow at the RAND Corporation in Washington, D.C., a predoctoral fellow at the Miller Center of Public and International Affairs at the University of Virginia, and a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Advanced Study of India. He received a B.A. from the University of Southern California, an M.P.A. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from the University of Oxford.

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