Sadanand Dhume was a 2007 Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the Asia Society's Washington, D.C. Center, focusing on political Islam and economic development in Asia. He is currently a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, writing about South Asian political economy, foreign policy, business, and society, with a focus on India and Pakistan. He is also a South Asia columnist for the Wall Street Journal. His political travelogue about the rise of radical Islam in Indonesia, My Friend the Fanatic: Travels with a Radical Islamist, has been published in four countries.
As a former Indonesia correspondent of the Far Eastern Economic Review (FEER) and the Wall Street Journal Asia in Jakarta, Mr. Dhume covered Indonesia's economics, politics, and society. Before that he was the New Delhi bureau chief of FEER. He has contributed essays, op-eds, and reviews to Foreign Policy, Forbes, Commentary, YaleGlobal, and the Washington Post, among other outlets. His television appearances have included CNN, PBS, BBC World, Al Jazeera International, CNBC Asia and ABC Television; he has also been interviewed by BBC World Service Radio, ABC Radio and ABC Radio (Australia).
Mr. Dhume holds a master’s degree in international relations from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Delhi.
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