Prof. Gulshan Sachdeva is Jean Monnet Chair and Director, Europe Area Studies Programme, School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He is also Editor-in-Chief of International Studies. He headed the ADB and the Asia Foundation projects at the Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul (2006-2010). Earlier he was Chairperson, Centre for European Studies and Director Energy Studies Programme at JNU. His research interests include the European Union, Eurasian integration, Afghanistan, development cooperation and energy security. He was Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Chair on Contemporary India at the University of Leuven; and Visiting Professor at the University of Warsaw, University of Trento, University of Antwerp, Corvinus University of Budapest and Mykolas Romers University, Vilnius. He has written many project reports for industry and government ministries and published more than 100 research papers in academic journals and edited books. His recent publications include India in a Reconnecting Eurasia (Washington: CSIS, 2016) and Evaluation of the EU-India Strategic Partnership and the Potential for its Revitalization (Brussels: European Parliament, 2015). ). He is a regular contributor to print and broadcast media on both economic and security issues. He holds PhD in Economics from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.