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Ananya Agustin Malhotra

Research Fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft

YGLN Membership United States

Ananya Agustin Malhotra is Research Fellow and Deputy Project Manager of the Better Order Project at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Before joining Q.I., Ananya served as a Programme Officer at the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s Global Nuclear Policy Programme, where she worked to advance nuclear disarmament and risk reduction. Ananya has also worked at the Logische Phantasie Lab, UN Women, and the European Roma Rights Centre. Ananya is a member of the Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security and of the British American Security Information Council’s Emerging Voices Network. She has collaborated on several projects with Princeton University’s Programme on Science and Global Security.


Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Malhotra holds an MPhil in History with Distinction from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs.

Content by Ananya Agustin Malhotra


The NPT needs a common understanding of “nuclear threats”: Questions and tasks for the 11th NPT Review Cycle

YGLN members Maren Vieluf and Ananya Agustin Malhotra argue that NPT states need to start talking about whether or not “defensive” and “offensive” nuclear threats can be distinguished. If NPT states can find agreement on this matter, it could bridge the gap between states condemning any and all nuclear threats under any circumstances and those states that stand firmly behind “defensive” nuclear threats and allow for further progress to be made in the 11th NPT Review Cycle.

15 February 2024 | Maren Vieluf and Ananya Agustin Malhotra