Dr. Sanjay Kumar Pandey is a professor at the Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies in the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. He has been the Chairperson of the Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies at JNU since 2016. Dr. Pandey's research interests include foreign policy and politics of Russia and Central Asia, regional security, and international relations. He has written several articles and books on these topics. Dr. Pandey has been associated with JNU since October 2010 and has been a faculty member at the National Law University (NLU) in Jodhpur. He has also worked as Secretary to former Union Ministers of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Defense, and Information and Broadcasting. Dr. Pandey has a Ph.D. in Law and has published two books and dozens of articles.