Prof. (Dr.) Avinash A. Godbole was a Research Fellow at the Indian Council of World Affairs from March 2016 to January 2018. Before that, he was Research Assistant at IDSA. He was awarded Doctor of Philosophy at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University in January 2016. His doctoral thesis is on the Political Economy of China’s Environment. He was a Visiting Fox Fellow at the Macmillan Center at Yale in 2007-08. His research interests are in the fields of Chinese Foreign Policy, Environmental Changes in China, Minorities in China, Domestic Politics in China, China’s Asia strategy and India-China Relations. He has written extensively on these subjects in academic and media publications.