Kyle Gardner is an associate at McLarty Associates, a strategic advisory firm based in Washington, DC. McLarty's team of former diplomats and regional experts assists clients on issues ranging from market entry and political risk management to government relations and public-private partnerships. Prior to joining McLarty, Kyle taught history at the University of Chicago, where he received his PhD, with Distinction, in South Asian and international history. He is also currently a non-resident scholar at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University. His research focuses on the history of Ladakh, the India-China border, the rise of geopolitics, and cartography.