Alexander Evans was a 2012 Bernard Schwartz Fellow at Asia Society. He is a former senior fellow at the Jackson Institute, Yale University, where he taught international affairs, and senior advisor to the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and then to Ambassador Marc Grossman, the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (2009-11). He has served as a British diplomat in Islamabad and New Delhi and was a member of the Policy Planning Staff in London.
Mr. Evans was also the 2011 Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress. He was a Gwilym Gibbon Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford (2006-09), a Yale World Fellow (2009) and an associate fellow at Chatham House (2002-03). Before joining the diplomatic service, he was Research Director at Policy Exchange and Director of Studies at the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation, both London-based think-tanks. He has contributed to Foreign Affairs, The Economist, Foreign Policy, and The Washington Quarterly, and has commented for CNN, NBC, BBC, NPR, Reuters, and Channel 4 News. In 2010 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
This report offers new ideas on how to integrate competing U.S. interests in South Asia, encourage stronger interagency collaboration across the East Asia-South Asia divide, and expand expertise on South Asia in the U.S. government.