Satu P. Limaye

Satu Limaye photo
Vice President and Director, EWC in Washington
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PhD, international relations, Oxford University (Magdalen College)
Area of Expertise: 

Asia Pacific international relations; US-Asia defense and security relations; India’s foreign policy

Dr. Satu Limaye is Vice President & Director of the East West Center in Washington where he created and now directs the Asia Matters for America initiative. He is the founding editor of the Asia Pacific Bulletin. He is also Senior Advisor, China & Indo-Pacific Division at the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA Corp) and Senior Fellow on Asia History and Policy at the Foreign Policy Institute at Paul H. Nitze School of International Studies (SAIS). He is a magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Georgetown University and received his doctorate from Oxford University (Magdalen College) where he was a George C. Marshall Scholar.

He serves as a reviewer for leading publishers, journals, and US and international foundations. He currently serves on the Korea Economic Institute (KEI) Advisory Council, the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation, and the National Bureau of Asian Research East Asia Study Group.

He publishes and presents on a range of Indo-Pacific issues. Recent publications include: Raging Waters: China, India, Bangladesh, and Brahmaputra Water Politics (Marine Corps University Press); Russia’s Peripheral Relevance to US-Indo Pacific Relations (Center for the National Interest); “The U.S.-Philippine Alliance: A Renegotiated Mutual Defense Treaty is Neither Simple nor a Panacea for Bilateral Ties” (Philippine Star), Weighted West: The Indian Navy’s New Maritime Strategy, Capabilities, and Diplomacy (CNA Corp); ASEAN is Here to Stay and What that Means for the U.S. (The Diplomat); America’s 2016 Election Debate on Asia Policy and Asian Reactions (with Robert Sutter); The United States-Japan Alliance and Southeast Asia: Meeting Regional Demands; and The Indian Ocean in Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Policies (forthcoming).

Previously he was a Research Staff Member of the Strategy and Resources Division at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) and Director of Research and Publications at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), a direct reporting unit of U.S. Pacific Command. He has been an Abe Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy and a Henry Luce Scholar and Research Fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) in Tokyo.