Shreyas Shende is a researcher focusing on South Asian security and intelligence studies. He has an M.A. in international relations from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in political science and international relations from Ashoka University. He previously worked in the Security Studies program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace India. His work has appeared in The Wire, India-Seminar, Hindustan Times, Contingent Magazine, and other publications.