Arpon Sarki is currently working as an assistant professor at Harishchandrapur College (affiliated to the University of Gour Banga, Malda). He has an M.Phil degree in Political Science from the University of North Bengal. He has previously worked as an assistant manager at the United Bank of India for more than four years. He has published articles in journals like the Indian Journal of Political Science, World Focus, Third Concept, The GNLU Journal of Law, Development, and Politics (GJLDP), World Affairs: The Journal of International Issues, etc. His research interests include paradiplomacy, Indian neighbourhood policy, and conflict management.