Amitabh Mattoo(D.Phil, Oxon) is professor of international relations at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University and honorary professor at the Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne. His scholarship and contribution have won him numerous honours of high distinction, including the Padma Shri. He is regarded as one of the top strategic thinkers from India. His policy advice has been sought by the governments of India and Australia. He has been a member of India’s National Security Council’s Advisory Board and the National Knowledge Commission. He had earlier served as the vice chancellor of the University of Jammu, chair of Miranda House and the founding director and CEO of the Australia India Institute.