Selected Journal Articles

2016: “Nuclear Doctrines and Stable Strategic Relationships: The Case of South Asia” with Mahesh Shankar, International Affairs, 92(1); pp.1-20. [PDF]

2016: “Self-Deterrence: Nuclear Weapons and the Enduring Credibility Challenge,” International Journal, 71(1): pp. 2-40. [PDF]

2014: “Strategies for Managing China’s Rise,” Harvard Asia Quarterly 16(2), 11-18. [PDF]

2014: “India’s Soft Power in a Globalizing World,” Current History, April, 157-62. [PDF]

2012: “Disarmament Revisited: Is Nuclear Abolition Possible?” Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 149-169. [PDF]

2010: “Taboo or Tradition: The Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons in World Politics,” Review of International Studies, 6, October, pp. 853-863. [PDF]

2010: “Integrating International Relations Studies in India to Global Scholarship,” International Studies, 46 (1-2), 129-45. [PDF]

2007: “Why the US-India Nuclear Accord is a Good Deal,” (with Mahesh Shankar) Survival 49 (4), Winter, pp. 111-22. [PDF]

2007: “The US.-India Nuclear Accord: Implications for the Non-Proliferation Regime,” International Journal, 62(4) Autumn, pp. 845-61. [PDF]

2006: “Why Has the India-Pakistan Rivalry Been So Enduring? Power Asymmetry and an Intractable Conflict,” Security Studies, 15(4) October-December, 600-630. [PDF]

2005: “Soft Balancing in the Age of U.S. Primacy,” International Security, 30(1) Summer, pp. 46-71. [PDF]

2005: “Globalization and the National Security State: A Framework for Analysis,” (with Norrin Ripsman) International Studies Review, 7(2) June, pp.199-227. [PDF]

2004: “Under Pressure? Globalization and the National Security State,” Millennium, (with Norrin Ripsman) 33 (2), December, 355-380. [PDF]

2003: “Chinese/Pakistani Nuclear/Missile Ties and Balance of Power Politics,” The Nonproliferation Review, 10 (2), Summer, 1-9. [PDF]

2003: “Systemic Conditions and Security Cooperation: Explaining the Persistence of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime,” Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 16(1), April, 135-55. [PDF]

1998: “The Systemic Bases of India’s Challenge to the Global Nuclear Order,” Non- Proliferation Review, 6(1), Fall:1-11. [PDF]

1996: “Strengthening the Non-Proliferation Regime: The Role of Coercive Sanctions,” International Journal, 51(3) Summer, 440-65. [PDF]

1995: “Nuclear Taboo and War Initiation: Nuclear Weapons in Regional Conflicts,” Journal of Conflict Resolution, 39(4), December, 696-717. [PDF]

1995: “The Paradox of Power: Nuclear Weapons in a Changed World,” Alternatives, 20(4), November, 479-500. [PDF]

1995: “Time Pressure and War Initiation: Some Linkages,” Canadian Journal of Political Science, 27(2) June, 255-76. [PDF]

1992: “Influence through Arms Transfers: Lessons from the US-Pakistani Relationship,” Asian Survey, 32(12) Dec., 1078-92. [PDF]

1986: “Nuclear Free-zone in the South Pacific – Rhetoric or Reality?” The Round Table, No. 299, pp. 252-62. [PDF]


Selected Book Chapters

2016: “The Accommodation of Rising Powers in World Politics,” in Paul ed., Accommodating Rising Powers (Cambridge University Press), pp.3-32.

2016: “Nuclear Abolition: Strategic Context and Constrains,” in Nik Hynek and Michal Smetana eds. Global Nuclear Disarmament: Strategic, Political, and Regional Perspectives (London: Routledge, 15-30).

2014: “India’s Role in Asia: A Rising Regional Power,” in David Shambaugh and Michael Yahuda eds., International Relations of Asia 2nd edn., Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

2014: “Status and World Order” with Deborah Larson  and William Wohlforth in Status in World Politics, Cambridge University Press, pp. 3-31.

2014: “Status Accommodation through Institutional Means: India’s Rise and the Global Order” with Mahesh Shankar in Status in World Politics, Cambridge University Press, pp. 165-191.

2012: “Regional Transformation in International Relations” in Paul ed., International Relations Theory and Regional Transformation, Cambridge University Press, pp. 3-21.

2011: “Impact of Climatic Change on Indian Security: The Role of State Capacity,” in Daniel Moran ed., Climate Change and National Security: A Country-level Analysis, Washington DC; Georgetown University Press, pp. 73-84.

2010: “State Capacity and South Asia’s Perennial Insecurity Problems,” in Paul ed., South Asia’s Weak States: Understanding Regional Insecurity, Stanford University Press, pp. 3-27.

2010: “Transforming South Asia: Is a Pluralistic Security Community Feasible? With Theodore McLauchlin in Paul ed., South Asia’s Weak States: Understanding Regional Insecurity, Stanford University Press, pp. 293-311.

2010: “Foreign Policy Making in India: Looking for Theoretical Explanations,” With Mahesh Shankar, in Amitabh Mattoo and Happymon Jacob, eds.,Shaping India’s Foreign Policy: People, Politics and Places, New Delhi: Har-Anand Publishers, 46-77.

2009: “Complex Deterrence: An Introduction,” in Paul, Morgan, Wirtz eds., Complex Deterrence: Strategy in the Global Age, University of Chicago Press, Press, pp. 1-27.

2009: “Deterrence among Great Powers in an Era of Globalization,” in Paul, Morgan, Wirtz eds., Complex Deterrence: Strategy in the Global Age, University of Chicago Press, pp. 259-76.

2009: “Nuclear Weapons and Asian Security in the Twenty-first Century,” in N.S. Sisodia, V. Krishnappa, and Priyanka Singh, eds., Proliferation and Emerging Nuclear Order in the Twenty-first Century, New Delhi: Academic Foundation, pp. 29-43.

2009: “Soft Balancing in the Age of U.S. Primacy,” in Michael E. Brown, Owen R. Cote, Jr. and Sean M. Lynn-Jones eds., Primacy and Its Discontents: American Power and International Stability, Cambridge, MIT Press, pp. 288-313 (Reprint of International Security article).

2005: “The Causes of the India-Pakistan Rivalry,” in Paul, ed., The India-Pakistan Conflict: An Enduring Rivalry, Cambridge University Press, pp.3-24.

2005: “South Asia’s Embedded Conflict: Understanding the India-Pakistan Rivalry” (with William Hogg), in Paul, ed., The India-Pakistan Conflict: An Enduring Rivalry, Cambridge University Press, pp.251-266.

2005: “The Risk of Nuclear War Does not Belong to History” in Raimo Vayrynen, ed., The Waning of Major War: London: Frank Cass, pp.113-132.

2005: “The National Security State and Global Terrorism: Why the State is Not Prepared for the New Kind of War,” in Ersel Aydinli and James N. Rosenau eds. Globalization, Security and the Nation-State, Albany: SUNY Press, pp. 49-64.

2004: “The Causes and Consequences of China-Pakistan Nuclear/Missile Collaboration,” in Lowell Dittmer ed., South Asia’s Nuclear Dilemma, New York: M.E. Sharpe, pp. 175-88.

2004: “The Enduring Axioms of Balance of Power Theory,” in Paul, Wirtz and Fortmann, eds., Balance of Power: Theory and Practice in the 21st Century, Stanford University Press, pp.1-25.

2004: “Balance of Power at the Turn of the New Century,” (With Fortmann and Wirtz), in Paul, Wirtz and Fortmann, eds., Balance of Power: Theory and Practice in the 21st Century, Stanford University Press, pp. 360-74.

2003: “States, Security Function and Global Social Forces,” in Paul, Ikenberry, and Hall eds., The Nation-State in Question, Princeton University Press, 139-165.

2002: “India, the International System and Nuclear Weapons,” in Damodar Sardesai and Raju G.C. Thomas eds. Nuclear India in the 21st Century, New York: Palgrave (St. Martins and Macmillan) Publishers, 85-104.

1999: “Great Equalizers or Agents of Chaos? Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Emerging International Order,” in International Order and the Future of World Politics, Cambridge University Press, 373-92.

1999: “Preconditions for Prudence: A Sociological Synthesis of Realism and Liberalism,” (Co-authored with John A. Hall) in International Order and the Future of World Politics, Cambridge University Press, 67-77.

1999: “Introduction” (Co-authored with John A. Hall) in International Order and the Future of World Politics, Cambridge University Press, 1-15.

1999: “The State and the Future of World Politics,” (Co-authored with John A. Hall) in International Order and the Future of World Politics, Cambridge University Press, 395-408.

1998: “Power, Influence, and Nuclear Weapons: A Reassessment,” in The Absolute WeaponRevisited, The University of Michigan Press, 19-46.

1998: (With Richard Harknett and James Wirtz) “Understanding Nuclear Weapons in a Transforming World,” in The Absolute Weapon Revisited, The University of Michigan Press, 1-15.

1998: “The NPT and Power Transitions in the International System,” in Raju Thomas ed., TheNuclear Non-Proliferation Regime: Prospects for the 21st Century, Houndmills & New York: Macmillan & St. Martin’s Press, 59-77.

1997: “Nuclear Proliferation and Enduring Regional Conflicts,” in Jaeshik Sohn ed., Peace Strategies for Global Community in the 21st Century, Seoul: Kyung Hee University Press, 703-716.

1993: “The Politics of Unilateral Nuclear Weapon Free-Zones: The Case of the South Pacific,” in Bennett Ramberg ed., Arms Control without Negotiation, Boulder, Lynne Rienner, 159-74 .


Other Publications

2014: “Overcoming South Asia’s Peace Spoilers,” Project Syndicate, April. [Link]

2014: “The Failed State Paradigm: A Response to Mazaar,” E-International Relations, March.

2014: “Pakistan’s Democratic Progression and the Impending Changes in Afghanistan,” The Duck of Minerva, March 8.

2010: “A Plea for Puzzle-Driven International Relations Research,” Qualitative & Multi- Method Research, Fall 2010, pp.13-19.

2008: “The India-U.S. Nuclear Accord: Critics Neglect the Big Picture,” Asia-Pacific Foundation, Vancouver, September 30 [PDF]

2007: “Nuclear Power Struggle,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, July/August, p. 6 [PDF]

2006: “Can There be a Jointly Administered Kashmir?” India Today (Special Anniversary Issue) December 18, pp. 34-35

2006: “India: Relations with the U.S. and Asia after the Bush Visit,” Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, Washington DC, June, pp. 1-6. [PDF]

2006: “The India-US Nuclear Accord in Strategic Context,” in Wade L. Huntley and Karthika Sasikumar, eds., Nuclear Cooperation with India: New Challenges, New Opportunities, Simons Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, University of British Columbia, pp. 47-51.

2005: “NPT” in Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Global Encyclopedia , Santa Barbara: ABC- Clio, Vol. II., pp.252-55

2002: “Kick-starting the Indo-Pakistani Negotiations: Constraints and Opportunities,” Strategic Insights, Center for Contemporary Conflict, Naval Postgraduate School, December

1996: “Theory and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons,” Global Insight, University of California, Los Angeles, 1(1), Spring


Book Reviews

2016: The Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan, by Aqil Shah, Harvard University Press, 2014, The Historian, forthcoming.

2015: How Rivalries End. Karen Rasler, William R. Thompson and Sumit Ganguly, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013, Perspectives on Politics, 13(1), March, pp. 103-105.

2015:The Pashtun Question, Abubaker Siddique.  London: Hurst &Company. 2014, International Affairs 91, 2, March 2015, pp. 440-41.2014: Applied Diplomacy: Through the Prism of Mythology. By  T.P. Sreenivasan & Divya S. Iyer. New Delhi: Wisdom Tree, Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, 9(3), July-Sept, pp.305-06.

2014Flawed Logics: Strategic Nuclear Arms Control from Truman to Obama. James H. Lebovic.  Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013, H-Diplo-ISSF Forum, June, pp.14-16.

2012: Unraveling Internal Conflicts in East Asia and the Pacific: Incidence, Consequences, and Resolutions. Edited by Jacob Bercovitch and Karl DeRouen JR. Rowman and Littlefield, 2011, Perspectives on Politics, 10(2), June, pp. 436-38.2012: J. Samuel Barkin, Realist Constructivism: Rethinking International Relations Theory, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, Canadian Journal of Political Science, 44(4), p.194.

2012: No Man’s Land: Globalization, Territory, and Clandestine Groups in Southeast Asia.  By Justin V. Hastings. Ithaca:  Cornell University Press, 2010, Perspectives on Politics, 10(2), June, pp.  436-38.

2010: International Relations in South Asia, edited by Navnita Chadha Behera, Pacific Affairs, 83(3), September, 626-27.

2009: Four Crises and a Peace Process: American Engagement in South Asia by P.R. Chari, Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema and Stephen P. Cohen (Brookings Institution Press, 2007), Political Science Quarterly, 124(1), Spring, 206-8.

2007: How the Weak Win Wars: A Theory of Asymmetric Conflict by Ivan Arreguin-Toft (Cambridge University Press, 2005), Perspectives on Politics, 5(1), March, 203-04

2005: Operation Parakram: The War Unfinished (Lt. Gen. (Retd.) V.K. Sood and Pravin Sawhney, Sage Publications, 2003), Pacific Affairs, 78(1), Spring, 150-51

2005: Why Wars Widen: A Theory of Predation and Balancing. (Stacy Bergstrom Haldi, Frank Cass), International History Review, 17(1), March, 216-17

2003: The Heart of War (Gwyn Prins, Routledge), Political Studies, 1(2), April 2003, 277

2002: India’s Nuclear Bomb: The Impact on Global Proliferation (George Perkovich, University of California Press), Journal of Asian and African Studies 37(1) 111-13

2001: Dangerous Weapons, Desperate States: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine (Gary Bertsch and William Potter, eds. Routledge) Journal of Politics 63(1), 361-63

2001: New Nukes: India, Pakistan, and the Global Nuclear Disarmament (Praful Bidwai and Achin Vanaik, Olive Branch Press, 2000), Political Science Quarterly 116 (4), 644-46

2001: Pondering NATO’s Nuclear Options, (David G. Haglund ed., Queens Quarterly, 1999) Canadian Journal of Political Science 34(2), 897-98

2001: The Making of the Indian Atomic Bomb: Science, Secrecy and the Post-Colonial State, (Itty Abraham, Zed Books) Pacific Affairs (73:4 Winter), 607-08

1998: Risk Taking and Decisionmaking: Foreign Military InterventionDecisions, (Yaacov Y.I. Vertzberger, Stanford University Press) Political Science Quarterly, No.113, Fall, 517

1996: To Have and Have Not: Southeast Asian Raw Materials and the Origins of the Pacific War (Jonathan Marshall, University of California Press) Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 27(3), Winter, 569-70

1996: A Question of Values: Johan Galtung’s Peace Research (Peter Lawler, Lynne Rienner), International Journal, 51(2) Spring, 373-75

1995: Military Persuasion (Stephen J. Cimbala, Penn State University Press, 1994); Journal of Politics, 57(4), November, 1228-31

1995: Untying the Knot of War (T. Clifton Morgan, Michigan University Press, 1994), Journal of Politics, 57(4), November, 1228-31

1994: Canada and South Asia: Political and Strategic Relations (Arthur G. Rubinoff, ed., University of Toronto Press, 1992), Canadian Journal of Political Science, March

1986: Public Policy and Policy Analysis in India (R.S. Ganapthy et al. eds., Sage Publications, 1985) for Australian Journal of Politics and History, April