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T.V. Paul

James McGill Professor of International Relations
PhD, UCLA

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Editor, Georgetown University Press Book Series: South Asia in World Affairs.

President-Elect, International Studies Association (ISA), 2015-16; President, 2016-17.

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Research interests

  • International Security
  • India/Rising Powers
  • International Relations Theory
  • War & Conflict
  • Nuclear Proliferation
  • Regional Security
  • Asia
  • Comparative Politics (South Asia)

Honors/Awards

  • Ambassador John Price and Marcia Price World Affairs Lecturer, Utah Council for Citizen  Diplomacy, March 2014.
  • The Ngee Ann Kongsi Professor (Visiting) of International Relations, S. Rajaratnam School of
    International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Aug. 2014.
  • Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum Distinguished Lecturer, Claremont-McKenna College,
    February 2014.
  • Team Leader, Globalization and the National Security State Project (Won 4 Consecutive Team Grants from FQRSC- 2002-2017).
  • Best Professor in International Relations, World Education Congress, Mumbai, June 2012.
  • Vice President (Elected), International Studies Association (ISA), 2013-14.
  • KPS Menon Chair (Visiting) for Diplomatic Studies 2011-12, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India.
  • Honorary Member, The Golden Key International Honour Society (September 2011-)
  • Interviewed in Conversations with History, A Television Interview Series with Leading Scholars and Practitioners, University of California, Berkeley, October 2009 . To view go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvMmnmXGRUM&feature=email
  • Distinguished Award in Arts and Letters, Indian American Kerala Center, New York, November 2009
  • Book, The Tradition of Non-use of Nuclear Weapons has been Selected for Inclusion in the Peace Prize Laureate Exhibition Honoring President Barack Obama by the Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, November 2009.
  • Faculty of Arts 2005 Award for High Distinction in Research, McGill University.
  • James McGill Chair, 2003
  • “Popular Professor,” Maclean’s Guide to Canadian Universities, 2005
  • Peace Scholar Award, U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington D.C., 1989


Events

Warrior State Events

 

Selected publications

For a more complete list of publications, see T.V. Paul CV.

 

Books - Click here for book reviews


 Book cover for Status in World PoliticsStatus in World Politics, Co-editor and Contributor with Deborah Larson and William Wohlforth (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014).


The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press),  2014.
South Asia(Except Pakistan) Edition: New Delhi: Random House India, 2014.
Pakistan Edition: Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2014.

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Book cover for T.V. Paul's  International Relations Theory and Regional Transfor International Relations Theory and Regional Transformation, (Editor & Contributor), Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press (in paperback and hardcover editions, March 2012).


South Asia’s Weak States:   Understanding the Regional Insecurity Predicament South Asia’s Weak States: Understanding the Regional Insecurity Predicament (Editor & Contributor), Stanford: Stanford University Press (in hardcover and paperback editions), 2010 (South Asia Edition, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2011).


Globalization and the National Security State Globalization and the National Security State (with Norrin Ripsman), New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press (in hardcover and paperback editions), 2010.


Complex Deterrence Book Complex Deterrence: Strategy in the Global Age (Co-editor and Contributor with Patrick M. Morgan and James J. Wirtz), Chicago: University of Chicago Press (in hardcover and paperback editions), 2009 (South Asia Edition, Cambridge University Press, New Delhi, 2011).


The Tradition of Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons The Tradition of Non-use of Nuclear Weapons, Stanford: Stanford University Press (in hardcover and paperback editions), 2009 (South Asia Edition, Cambridge University Press, New Delhi, 2011).


Book cover for The India-Pakistan Conflict The India-Pakistan Conflict: An Enduring Rivalry (Editor & Contributor), Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press (in paperback and hard cover editions, October 2005.
(India Edition, Fall 2006)


Book cover for T.V. Paul's Balance of Power Balance of Power: Theory and Practice in the 21st Century (Co-editor with James J. Wirtz and Michel Fortmann), Stanford: Stanford University Press, (in paperback and hardcover editions), September 2004.


T.V. Paul Book Cover - The Nation-State in Question The Nation-State in Question (Co-editor and Contributor with G. John Ikenberry and John A. Hall), Princeton: Princeton University Press (in paperback and hardcover editions, 2003).


T.V. Paul Book Cover - India in the World Order: Searching For Major Power Status India in the World Order: Searching For Major Power Status (with Baldev Raj Nayar), Cambridge, New York, Melbourne and New Delhi: Cambridge University Press 2003 (India edition, 2005).

 


T.V. Paul Book Cover - Power versus Prudence: Why Nations Forgo Nuclear Weapons Power versus Prudence: Why Nations Forgo Nuclear Weapons, Montreal, Kingston, London, Ithaca: McGill-Queen's University Press (in paperback and hardcover editions), 2000. (Selected as 'Outstanding Academic Title' for 2001 - Choice Magazine, January 2002, and as a 'Book for Understanding' by the American Association of University Presses)

 


T.V Paul Book Cover - International Order and the Future of World Politics International Order and the Future of World Politics. (Co-editor and contributor with John A. Hall). Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press. 1999, 2000 (twice), 2001, 2002, 2003.


Book cover for The Absolute Weapon Revisited: Nuclear Arms and the Emerging International Order The Absolute Weapon Revisited: Nuclear Arms and the Emerging International Order. With Richard Harknett and James Wirtz. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1998. (paperback edition, 2000)


T.V. Paul Book Cover - Asymmetric Conflicts: War Initiation by Weaker Powers Asymmetric Conflicts: War Initiation by Weaker Powers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (in hardcover and paperback editions), 1994.

 

For these books, visit: http://www.amazon.com/T.V.-Paul/e/B002DP5CZ8/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1


Recent articles and chapters

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

2014:  “India’s Soft Power in a Globalizing World,” Current History,  113(762) April, 157-62.

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

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

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

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.

2007: "Why the US-India Nuclear Accord is a Good Deal," (with Mahesh Shankar) Survival 49 (4), Winter:111-22.

2007: "The US.-India Nuclear Accord: Implications for the Non-Proliferation Regime," International Journal, Autumn, 2007: 845-61.

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

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

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

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: “Under Pressure? Globalization and the National Security State,” Millennium, 33 (2), December,355-380.

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

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

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

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: "The Systemic Bases of India's Challenge to the Global Nuclear Order," Non-Proliferation Review, Fall:1-11.

1998: "Power, Influence, and Nuclear Weapons: A Reassessment," in The Absolute Weapon Revisited, 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., The Nuclear 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.

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

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

1995: "The Paradox of Power: Nuclear Weapons in a Changed World," Alternatives, 20(4), November, 479-500.

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

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

Select Media Appearances, Interviews, and Blogs

Inside Issues: CIGI Interview on Pakistan

McGill Launch of the book: The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World

McGill Reporter: Four Burning Questions

Click here to read Hindu Newspaper interview.

Opinion Page on India Today Magazine on Kashmir (December 18, 2006)

Gulf Today Newspaper Report on Seminar at Gulf Research Center, Dubai (February 12, 2008)

Read interview with T.V. Paul in the McGill News - Alumni Quarterly (Summer 2002).

 

Course Outlines

 

POLI 679 Int.Sec:Conflict&Co-operation
Syllabus: Poli 679 Fall 2013 [.pdf]

POLI 349 Foreign Policy: Asia
Syllabus: Poli 349 Fall 2013 [.pdf]