75 years of service to our nation


Satu Limaye, Ph.D.
Special Advisor


Satu Limaye specializes in Asian international relations, specifically South and Southeast Asia. He has analyzed India's foreign and security policies and researched Indo-Pacific maritime strategy. For CNA he has studied maritime security in the Bay of Bengal, India-Pakistan maritime relations and Asia-Pacific security trends resulting from climate change.

Prior to joining CNA, Limaye was the Director of Research and Publications at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, an Abe Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy and a research staff member for the Institute for Defense Analyses. In addition, he worked for more than three years at the Japan Institute of International Affairs, gaining an understanding of Japan's regional foreign and security policies.

Limaye earned a Ph.D. in International Relations from Oxford University and a B.S. in International Politics from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.


June 26, 2017

CNA analyst Satu Limaye, Ph.D. moderated a panel on “The Launch of India Matters for America/America Matters for India” at the Hart Senate Office Building on June 26. Learn more.

May 31, 2017

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace cites CNA’s “The Long Littoral Project: Bay of Bengalby CNA analyst Nilanthi Samaranayake and “Water Resource Competition in the Brahmaputra River Basin: China, India, and Bangladesh,” by CNA analysts Nilanthi Samaranayake, Satu Limaye, Ph.D. and Joel Wuthnow in “It’s Time to Deepen Integration Around the Bay of Bengal”

March 24, 2017

CNA analyst Satu Limaye, Ph.D. will speak at the seminar "Beyond the Island Dispute: Democracy, Regionalism, and Global Politics in Southeast Asia" on Friday, March 24 at Boston University

March 21, 2017

CNA analyst Satu Limaye, Ph.D. is speaking on "Beyond U.S.-China Relations: Japan Embraces the Indo-Pacific" on Tuesday, March 21 from 12:00 P.M to 1:30 P.M. at the East-West Center in Washington, D.C. Click here to RSVP.