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Dr. Sumit Ganguly

SUMIT GANGULY is a distinguished professor of political science and holds the Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian cultures and civilizations at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Professor Ganguly previously taught at James Madison College of Michigan State University; Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York; and the University of Texas. He has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC; a visiting fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University in Stanford, CA; a guest scholar at the Center for Cooperative Monitoring in Albuquerque, NM; and a visiting scholar at the German Institute for International and Area Studies in Hamburg, Germany. He was also the Asia Chair at Sciences Po in Paris, France; the Ngee Ann Chair in international politics at the Rajaratnam School for International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore; a distinguished visiting fellow at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis in New Delhi, India; and a visiting professor at the Buffett Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. In the 2017-2018 academic year, he was a visiting professor at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA. He spent the summer of 2018 as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Professor Ganguly is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is an associate editor of International Security and serves on the editorial boards of several publications: Asian Security Current History, Journal of Democracy, Foreign Policy Analysis, The India Review, The Nonproliferation Review, Pacific Affairs, and Security Studies. In the spring of 2018, he launched a new, biannual, refereed, open-access journal, Indian Politics and Policy, for the Policy Studies Organization. He is also an associate editor of Security Studies. A specialist on the contemporary politics of South Asia, he has authored, coauthored, edited, or co-edited 20 books on the region. His most recent books are: Oxford India Short Introductions: Indian Foreign Policy (Oxford University Press, 2015); Deadly Impasse: Indo-Pakistani Relations at the Dawn of a New Century (Cambridge University Press, 2016 with William R. Thompson); Ascending India and Its State Capacity (Yale University Press, 2017); and, the co-editor (with Nicolas Blarel and Manjeet Pardesi) of The Oxford Handbook of India’s National Security (Oxford University Press, 2018). He is currently working on a book that focuses on the origins and evolution of India’s defense policy for Columbia University Press.

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. Sumit Ganguly

  • An Unnatural Partnership? The Future of U.S.-India Strategic Cooperation

    May 21, 2019

    Authored by Dr. Sumit Ganguly, Dr. M. Chris Mason.
    View the Executive Summary

    As global competition with an increasingly assertive Chinese Government expands, the strategic relationship between India and the United States is assuming ever-greater importance. From a superficial perspective, a strategic partnership seems to make a great deal of sense for both countries. Yet, enormous political, cultural, and structural obstacles remain between them, which continue to slow the progress in security cooperation to a crawl, relative to China’s economic and military advances. The authors explore these impediments frankly and suggest practical ways to build trust and establish confidence.