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Guest Editor: Gulshan Sachdeva 

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).  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).   



The Indo-Pacific Review seeks abstract submissions on the theme "Building a Sustainable Indo-Pacific."  The second issue of the Indo-Pacific Review seeks to both define the various social, human, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability in the Indo- Pacific and to explore various pathways to creating a more sustainable region. This Issue welcomes novel and broader definition(s) of “sustainability” that touch on the environmental,
human, and state-level implications of the term. The Guest Editor for this Issue is Prof. Gulshan Sachdeva. We welcome submissions from early-career scholars and researchers.


The deadline for submission of a 200-word abstract for this issue is September 23rd, 2022.
Please review submission guidelines and send your abstract to We look forward to reviewing your work!



The Indo-Pacific Review (IPR) is a peer-reviewed journal curated primarily by members of the Indo-Pacific Circle, an initiative directed by CSDR and CPR that aims to connect early and mid-career scholars in the Indo-Pacific who are actively shaping the emerging geopolitical narratives in the region. The Indo-Pacific Review’s focus area thus remains broad, with an interest in the general geopolitical future of the Indo-Pacific. We anticipate publishing peer-reviewed articles with thematic focuses on Trade and Investment, Security, International Law and Dispute Resolution, Climate and Energy Security, and Development Assistance. We will also invite commentaries from select experts in the Indo-Pacific on contemporary regional issues, and book reviews on new releases relevant to the Indo-Pacific Review’s subject matter. 


The primary objective of the Review is to showcase home-grown perspectives on the Indo-Pacific’s most pressing geopolitical issues. This journal is a creation of the Indo-Pacific Circle (IPC), and, in line with the mandate of the IPC Network, the Review will aim to contribute to a regionally-owned (re)imagination of the Indo-Pacific. This means this journal will place heavy emphasis on engaging with and broadcasting the analyses of scholars from and based in the Indo-Pacific, seeking to enable knowledge exchange and co-creation between members of our network.  


The Review was further envisioned with the intention of giving space to early-career scholars with future-oriented visions of the Indo-Pacific. The Review seeks to be a place of innovation and an opportunity for “leaders of tomorrow” to have their voice amplified. In its ethos and content, the Indo-Pacific Review will aim to reimagine the Indo-Pacific according to self-defined visions, and put forward creative and critical views on contemporary conceptions and issues emerging from the region. 


The first issue of the Indo-Pacific Review will be released in the Fall of 2023.


The Indo-Pacific Review is edited by the in-house editorial team at the Council for Strategic and Defense Research.  


If you would like to submit a manuscript (& abstract) to the Indo-Pacific Review, we invite you to review our style-sheet.

All abstracts and manuscripts can be sent to