Sarwar A. Kashmeri

International Relations Specialist
Author, and Commentator
Fellow, Foreign Policy Association

About Sarwar A. Kashmeri

Sarwar Kashmeri is an international relations specialist, author, and commentator, noted for his expertise on U.S. global strategy and national security. He speaks frequently before business, foreign policy and military audiences. He is the host of Polaris-Live, featuring 30 minute live conversations on the business and geopolitical impact of China’s rapid rise to superpower status.

China’s Grand Strategy: Weaving a New Silk Road to Global Primacy,” (Praeger), his third book, was published in July 2019. It is a centennial book of the Foreign Policy Association where Sarwar is a Fellow. The book was released at a  Washington D.C. launch on 7 November 2019 featuring Kashmeri and former U.S. Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel.

He is also an Applied Research Fellow of the Peace and War Center of Norwich University, Vermont, USA. He served a four year term as a non-residential Senior Fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center for International Security of the Atlantic Council in Washington D.C. He serves on the American Advisory Board of UK’s Ditchley Foundation.

Kashmeri has hosted “China Focus,” a podcast series for the Carnegie Corporation of New York and has recently discussed China’s Belt and Road Initiative on television with Deutsche Welle, the German news network, and in a series of interviews with Xinhua, China’s global news agency.

He is the author of the U.S. Army War College’s monograph, “NATO and the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy; Intersecting Trajectories” and is a frequent guest speaker at the United States Military Academy/West Point. Kashmeri has appeared in well-known publications including New York Times International, The Guardian, U.S. News and World Report, Xinhua, and Global Times. His TV appearances include CNN, Sky News, Euronews, CSPAN, and Fox.  Formerly the CEO of a New York based international technology company, Kashmeri has also served as a communications advisor for several Fortune 100 companies.

He earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and a M.S. in Engineering, both from Saint Louis University.

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A China Agenda for Biden: May Schedule

With a new American President and Administration there is an opportunity to recalibrate or fine-tune U.S. strategy for China to reflect today’s reality. Over the course of February, March, and April 2021 leading experts from Asia, the EU, and the U.S. will converse with Polaris-Live host Sarwar Kashmeri, under the auspices of the Foreign Policy Association, about their thoughts re what should be key agenda items that they would propose to President Biden’s team. This schedule presents the dates/times/links to join the 40 minutes live programs through the end of March 2021. Each episode will be archived on the Polaris-Live channel and may also be accessed by the same links shown below. The FPA will publish a report mid-year 2021 to summarize the conversations and distribute it in printed and PDF formats.

Please join us for these special interviews every Tuesday on Polaris-Live with your host, Sarwar Kashmeri.

4 May 2021 0930 ET
Ryan Hass is the author of “Stronger: Adapting America’s China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence,” March 2021. He is a senior fellow and the Michael H. Armacost Chair in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings, where he holds a joint appointment to the John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies. From 2013 to 2017, Hass served as the director for China, Taiwan and Mongolia at the National Security Council (NSC) staff. In that role, he advised President Obama and senior White House officials on all aspects of U.S. policy toward China, Taiwan, and Mongolia, and coordinated the implementation of U.S. policy toward this region.
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11 May 2021 1030 ET
Jonathan Fulton is an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Zayed University, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He has written widely on China-Middle East relations for both academic and popular publications. He is the author of the China’s Relations with the Gulf Monarchies and co-editor of External Power and the Gulf Monarchies.
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18 May 2021 0930 ET
David Denoon is professor of politics and economics at New York University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London), the Asia Society, the U.S.-Indonesia Society, and is Co-Chairman of the Columbia University Faculty Seminar on Southeast Asia. He is also chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board of Great Decisions, and the author of 7 books including Real Reciprocity: Balancing U.S. Economic and Security Policy in the Pacific Basin.
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25 May 2021 1030 ET
Meenakshi AHAMED is a freelance journalist and has written on American foreign policy for publications such as Foreign Policy, The Asian Age, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Seminar. She was the London correspondent for NDTV from 1989-1996. Meenakshi holds a post-graduate degree from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, in development economics and public health. She is based in Washington, DC and New York City.
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A China Agenda for Biden: April Schedule

With a new American President and Administration there is an opportunity to recalibrate or fine-tune U.S. strategy for China to reflect today’s reality. Over the course of February, March, and April 2021 leading experts from Asia, the EU, and the U.S. will converse with Polaris-Live host Sarwar Kashmeri, under the auspices of the Foreign Policy Association, about their thoughts re what should be key agenda items that they would propose to President Biden’s team. This schedule presents the dates/times/links to join the 40 minutes live programs through the end of March 2021. Each episode will be archived on the Polaris-Live channel and may also be accessed by the same links shown below. The FPA will publish a report mid-year 2021 to summarize the conversations and distribute it in printed and PDF formats.

Please join us for these special interviews every Tuesday on Polaris-Live with your host, Sarwar Kashmeri.

6 April 2021 09:30 ET
Li Xing, Professor Department of Politics and Society, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanity, Aalborg University, Denmark. His research interests and teaching areas include international political economy, international relations, emerging powers and world order. In recent years, apart from publishing numerous international and Chinese journal articles, he has edited a number of book series on the theme of the rise of China/emerging powers and the existing world order.
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13 April 2021 07:30 ET
Yan Xuetong, President Management Board–Carnegie-Tsinghua Center Global Policy. He is one of China’s leading experts on China’s foreign policy, national security, and U.S.-China relations. At Tsinghua University, he is dean of the Institute of Modern International Relations.
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20 April 2021 09:30 ET
Lynette H. Ong is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, jointly appointed at the Asian Institute and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. Her research interests are authoritarian politics, contentious politics and the political economy of development. She is an expert of China and Southeast Asia, particularly Singapore and Malaysia.
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27 April 2021 10:00 ET
Paul Haenle holds the Maurice R. Greenberg Director’s Chair at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center based at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Haenle served as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia Affairs on the National Security Council staffs of former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama prior to joining Carnegie.
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A China Agenda for Biden: March Schedule

With a new American President and Administration there is an opportunity to recalibrate or fine-tune U.S. strategy for China to reflect today’s reality. Over the course of February, March, and April 2021 leading experts from Asia, the EU, and the U.S. will converse with Polaris-Live host Sarwar Kashmeri, under the auspices of the Foreign Policy Association, about their thoughts re what should be key agenda items that they would propose to President Biden’s team. This schedule presents the dates/times/links to join the 40 minutes live programs through the end of March 2021. Each episode will be archived on the Polaris-Live channel and may also be accessed by the same links shown below. The FPA will publish a report mid-year 2021 to summarize the conversations and distribute it in printed and PDF formats.

Please join us for these special interviews every Tuesday on Polaris-Live with your host, Sarwar Kashmeri.

2 March 2021 09:30 ET
George Magnus, UK based Research Associate at the China Centre, Oxford University, and at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. George was the Chief Economist, and then Senior Economic Adviser at UBS Investment Bank; and Mark Chandler, Managing Director, Bannockburn Global Forex.
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9 March 2021 09:30 ET
Mr. Shuja Nawaz, Washington based Political and strategic analyst. He is a Distinguished Fellow, South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council In Washington DC. He is the author of “Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army, and the Wars Within” (Oxford University.)
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16 March 2021 07:30 ET
Professor Zha Daojiang, Professor of International Political Economy, School of International Studies, Peking University. Specializes in studying non-traditional security issues China is facing, including energy, food, international rivers and public health.
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23 March 2021 09:30 ET
Bonnie Glaser, Asia expert, Bonnie Glaser, is senior adviser for Asia and the director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C.
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30 March 2021 09:30 ET
Mr. Arthur R. Kroeber focuses on China’s political economy and its engagement with global economic institutions. He is managing director of GaveKal Dragonomics
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