Rajesh Basrur

Professor of International Relations, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Rajesh Basrur is Professor of International Relations and Coordinator of the South Asia Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has obtained his BA, MA and MPhil in History (Delhi) and his MA and PhD in Political Science (Bombay). Prior to joining RSIS in 2006, he was Director, Centre for Global Studies, Mumbai (2000-2006), and taught History and Politics at the University of Mumbai (1978-2000). He has engaged in advanced research at various institutions of higher learning in North America, Europe and Asia.

His work focuses on South Asian security, global nuclear politics, and international relations theory. He has authored four books, including South Asia’s Cold War (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2008) and Minimum Deterrence and India’s Nuclear Security (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2006). He has also edited eight books, including (with Bharat Gopalaswamy) India’s Military Modernization: Strategic Technologies and Weapons Systems (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, forthcoming); and (with Ajaya Kumar Das and Manjeet S. Pardesi) India’s Military Modernization: Challenges and Prospects (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014).

He is currently preparing a book manuscript on the domestic politics of India’s foreign and security policies.