23rd September 2019
Last week, SAS Group Director Larry Anthony and Principal Consultant John Short attended the book launch of Dr Ashak Sharma’s “India’s Pursuit of Energy: Security Domestic Measures, Foreign Policy and Geopolitics”.
The function was hosted by the Australia India Business Council and included Resources Minister, Senator the Hon. Matt Canavan as the guest speaker. The book details how energy security has been a key driver of India’s foreign policy over the last 10 years, rivalling only food security as a major concern for successive Indian Governments. Dr Sharma is currently a Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy. As an astute observer of India-US relations and one of the leading experts on India’s global positioning, Dr Sharma is extensively published and specializes in great power politics with emphasis on US–India–China geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific region.