is Professor in International Politics at Centre for International Politics,
Organization and Disarmament, School of International Studies. He has a PhD
from the City University of New York (1998). Previously, he was Senior Fellow
at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, and Research Fellow at the
Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. He also served as Deputy
Secretary in the National Security Council Secretariat, Government of India
(2000-2001). He has taught at Hunter College, Brooklyn College, and Queens
College of the City University of New York. His areas of research interest are
international relations theory, military doctrines, and nuclear weapons and
disarmament. Some of his recent and forthcoming publications include:
Chapters in Books
Compromise: India’s Counterinsurgency Grand Strategy,” in P.R. Kumaraswamy and
Ian Copeland (editors), Terrorism in South Asia: The Changing Trends
(New Delhi: Routledge, forthcoming)
Marianne Hanson) “WMD Modernization in South Asia: Global Ramifications,” in
William Tow (editor) Re-envisioning Asia-Pacific Security: A
Regional-Global Nexus (chapter under review).
Retaliation: The Logic of India’s Nuclear Strategy” in Muthiah Alagappa
(editor) The Long Shadow: Nuclear Weapons and Security in 21st
Century Asia (Stanford: Stanford University Press, forthcoming)
“Constructivist-Realist Perspective on Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy”,
in Madhu Bhalla (editor), Asian Politics: Shaping Asian Security and
Foreign Policy (chapter under review).
Fourth Generation War”, in Terry Tieff, Aaron Karp and Regina Karp (editors)
Global Insurgency and the Future of Armed Conflict: Debating Fourth
Generation (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2007)
“India-Pakistan Security Discourse,” in Amitabh Mattoo, Kapil Kak and Happymon
Jacob (editors), India and Pakistan: Pathways Ahead (New Delhi:
Knowledge World/Centre for Strategic and Regional Studies, 2007)
of Unintended Uses of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia” in E. Sridharan (ed.)
The India-Pakistan Nuclear Relationship: Theories of Deterrence and
International Relations (New Delhi: Routledge, 2007; and Abingdon, UK:
Deterrence and Defence,” in Jasjit Singh (ed.,) Aerospace Power and India’s
Defence (New Delhi: Knowledge World/Centre for Air Power Studies, 2006)
Geopolitical Challenges Ahead,” in South African Yearbook of International
Affairs 2005 (Johannesburg: The South African Institute of International
Imperatives and Asian Security,” in R.R. Sharma (ed.),
India and Emerging Asia (New
Delhi: Sage Publications, 2005)
for the Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime”, in Uday Bhaskar and C. Raja Mohan,
Emerging Nuclear Proliferation Challenges (New Delhi: IDSA and Indian
Pugwash Society, 2005)
“Understanding Sub-national and international Conflicts in South Asia” in V.R.
Raghavan and Karl Fischer (eds.) Conflict Resolution and Peace Building in
Sri Lanka (New Delhi: Tata-McGraw Hill, 2005)
Theory and the India-Pakistan Conflict,” in Kanti Bajpai and Siddharth
Mallavarapu (eds.) International Relations in
India: Theorising the Region and Nation
(New Delhi: Orient Longman, 2004)
the ‘Forward Policy’ ” in P.R. Kumaraswamy (ed.) Security Beyond Survival:
Essays for K. Subrahmanyam, (New Delhi: Sage, 2004)
Flux? The Future of Nuclear Weapons and Proliferation,” in Jasjit Singh (ed.),
Nuclear Power and Nonproliferation (New Delhi: CSIS/Knowledge World,
in South Asia: Global Balances and Regional Consequences,” in P. Sahadevan
(ed.) Controlling Competition: Managing Contentious Issues in
South Asia (New Delhi:
Deterrence: The Return of the Denial Strategy,” in Jasjit Singh (ed.) Asian
Strategic Review, 1998-99 (New Delhi: Institute for Defence Studies and
Expanding Purposes of Nuclear Deterrence,” in Jasjit Singh (ed.) Asian
Security in the 21st Century (New Delhi: IDSA/Knowledge World,
Ganguly), “U.S. Nuclear Policy Towards South Asia,” in Otfried Ischbeck and
Gotz Neuneck (eds.) Cooperative Policies for Preventing and Controlling the
Spread of Missiles and Nuclear Weapons: Policies and Perspectives in Southern
Asia (Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 1996).
Refereed Journal Articles
Compromise: India’s Counterinsurgency Grand Strategy,” South Asia: Journal
of South Asian Studies 30:1 (April 2007), pp. 75-91.
Largest Democracy and Smallest Debate?,” Contemporary Security Policy,
special issue on “The Domestic Politics of Missile Defence” 26:3 (December
2005), pp. 605-20.
of Unintended Uses of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia”
India Review 4:2 (April
2005), pp. 214-32.
Defences in South Asia: Much Ado about Nothing,” South Asian Survey
11:2 (September 2004), pp. 205-17.
in Counterinsurgency: The Indian Army’s Rashtriya Rifles,” Contemporary
South Asia, 13:1 (March 2004), pp. 25-37.
Evolution of Pakistan’s Nuclear Policy, 1999-2001” South Asian Survey,
10:2 (July-December 2003), pp. 231-46.
Normalcy’: The Evolution of the Indian Army’s Counterinsurgency Doctrine,”
Small Wars and Insurgencies, 11:1 (Spring 2000), pp. 44-68.
Ganguly and Rahul Mukherji), “India and South Asian Security,” Defence and
Peace Economics, 10:4 (fall 1999), pp. 335-45.
What Stability-Instability Paradox? Sub-national Conflicts
and the Nuclear Risk in South Asia, SASSU (South
Asian Strategic Stability Unit) Research Paper No. 4 (February 2006) at
“Explaining India’s Pursuit of Ballistic Missile Defences,”
Raketenabwehrforschung International, Bulletin No. 47 (Fall 2004),
Frankfurt am Main 2004.
(with Rollie Lal) India-US Strategic Dialogue, (New
Delhi: Observer Research Foundation and RAND, October 2004)
Other Research Articles
Strategy and Nuclear Weapons,” Air Power, 3:3 (Monsoon 2006), pp.
Deterrence: The Concept,” in Relevance of Nuclear Deterrence (New
Delhi: Delhi Policy Group/Nuclear Threat Initiative
Monograph, 2006), pp. 6-28.
Evolution of India’s Nuclear Doctrine,” Security and Society, 1:1
(Winter 2004), pp. 99-110.
On A Third Chance,” Indian Express, March 10, 2008
Leader’s Olive Branch,” Indian Express, February 15, 2007
in the Dark,” Indian Express, January 3, 2007
Disorder This Time,” Indian Express, March 20, 2006
Deal is a Huge Victory for Our Strategy” Financial Express (New Delhi),
25 July, 2005
“The US and
the South Asia Tangle,” The Hindu, 9 May 2003