Kashish Parpiani

Kashish Parpiani is Senior Manager (Chairman’s Office) at Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).

At Reliance, Kashish's profile involves supporting the leadership's international engagements with timely and pertinent deliverables at the intersection of the emergent business environment, macro- and bilateral-level foreign policy trends, and strategic communications. Kashish is also currently part of the CFR Corporate Leaders Program (2023-25) at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), USA.

As a foreign policy analyst, Kashish served in various capacities at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore; the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), India; and the Americas (AMS) Division at the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), India.

Kashish Parpiani Kashish is the co-author of ‘America and the Indo-Pacific - Trump and Beyond’, which offers an assessment of US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy record in the Indo-Pacific region. The book was commissioned and published by Routledge in 2021 (UK edition) and 2022 (South Asia edition). The book was co-authored with Dr. Harsh V. Pant.

Kashish’s articles and research papers have been published at the Observer Research Foundation (India), Institute for National Security Studies (Israel), the Centre for Asia and Globalization (Singapore), Deccan Herald (India), the Marine Corps University Press (US), The Hindu (India), etc.

Kashish has presented research papers at conferences organised by the Shanghai University, the International Studies Association (ISA), and London School of Economics–IDEAS institute. On various foreign policy issues, Kashish has been quoted across media platforms such as The Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, Foreign Policy, Bloomberg, TIME magazine, and Al Jazeera.

Kashish holds postgraduate degrees (MSc) in International Relations from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (Singapore) and (MA) in US Foreign Policy from the University of Warwick (UK). Kashish received full tuition-fee waiver scholarships for both postgraduate pursuits.