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

With a new American President and Administration there is an opportunity to recalibrate or fine-tune US strategy for China to reflect today’s reality. Beginning 27 January 2021 and over the course of three months leading experts from Asia, the EU, and the U.S. will converse with Polaris-Live host Sarwar Kashmeri, Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association, and Applied Research Fellow, Norwich University, about their thoughts re what should be key agenda items that they would propose to President Bidens team.

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

27 Jan 2021 0930 EST
Pamela Crossley, Charles and Elfriede Collis Professor of History, Dartmouth College
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2 Feb 2021 0700 EST
Dr. Parag Khanna, Founder and Managing Partner, FutureMap
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9 Feb 2021 0930 EST
Dr. Ryan Hass, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Washington DC, former Asia head on President Obama’s National Security Council
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16 Feb 2021 0930 EST
Prof. Michele Garaci, former Under-Sec of State Govt. of Italy, responsible for the China-Italy Belt and Road Initiative MoU, now teaching at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC)
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23 February 2021 0700 EST
Kishore Mahbubani, Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
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