Akshay Singh has close to a decade’s practical experience in national security and intelligence-related policy matters and research. He has a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from Simon Fraser University, where he focused on international security, trade, and Canadian policy issues. Akshay wrote his final M.A. research project on the topic of formulating a pragmatic China policy for Canada, and continues to research and write on this topic today. Akshay also researches the implications of the shift of international power to the Indo-Pacific, with a specific focus on the opportunities and challenges this shift provides Canada.

His work has been featured by Policy Options, the MacDonald-Laurier Institute, the Centre for International Governance Innovation and The Globe and Mail. Akshay has also been consulted as an expert by several media outlets; he has commented on matters relating to foreign policy, espionage, foreign interference and economic security, among others. 

In addition to the above, Akshay continues to play an active role in the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies as a member of the Board of Directors.