Dr Raj Verma is a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in India. He is the Series Editor of ‘Routledge Series on India-China Studies’. Dr Verma has an MPhil and PhD in International Relations from LSE. From 2014-2016, he was Assistant Professor in International Relations at the School of International and Public Affairs at Jilin University. His research interests include: Indian foreign and security policy; China’s foreign and security policy; Sino-Indian-US relations; the international politics of Asia-Pacific; India and China in Africa; and international relations theory. He is the author of India and China in Africa: A Comparative perspective of the oil industry, (Routledge, 2017).