Nirav Patel is a Research Associate at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) specializing in Asian affairs. Prior to joining CNAS, he worked as a nonproliferation research analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He has contributed to numerous journals, his writings have appeared in dozens of newspapers, and he is a guest contributor to the South Asia Analysts Group. Mr. Patel has an M.A. in international security studies from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.