Aswini is currently pursuing PhD in International Relations (IR) at International Doctoral Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IDAS), National Chengchi University, Taiwan. She has completed her MA and MPhil. in International Relations in University of Madras and Under Graduation in BSc. Physics in India. Her areas of interest are Diplomacy – Soft Power – Cultural Diplomacy, Security studies –technology and cyber security, Human Security, India-Taiwan-China relations, Contemporary issues in IR, Developmental Studies, Asian studies (East, South, and Southeast Asia), Geo Politics and economy, Democracy and Human rights, Globalization – Political Economy, Environment and Public health.