Happymon Jacob

Assistant Professor of Disarmament and Diplomacy
School of International Studies ~ Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

Dr Happymon Jacob is Assistant Professor of Disarmament and Diplomacy at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi where he teaches courses on Nuclear Disarmament, National Security & International Relations and, Foreign Policy Decision Making. His areas of research interest are Indian foreign policy, nuclear issues, security studies and South Asian politics.

Prior to joining JNU in 2008, he worked as Assistant Professor at the University of Jammu, Visiting Fellow at the Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, and held research positions at the following New Delhi-based think tanks: Observer Research Foundation, Centre for Air Power Studies and the Delhi Policy Group. Dr Jacob has published two books, co-edited two others and has been regularly contributing in major newspapers and journals. He is a regular columnist with the Srinagar-based Greater Kashmir daily and has been contributing to major newspapers in India. He has been organizing and/or participating in the three most influential Indian-Pakistan track-two dialogues: Chaophraya India-Pakistan Dialogue, Pugwash India-Pakistan Dialogue and, the Ottawa Dialogue on India-Pakistan Nuclear Relations.  His recent and forthcoming publications include:

  1. Domestic Politics and Indian Foreign Policy, Amitabh Mattoo and Happymon Jacob (Eds.) (Har Anand Publications, New Delhi: 2010).
  2. “Contours of the Contemporary Kashmir Conflict: Geopolitics, Soft Borders and India-Pakistan Relations”, Eurasia Border Review, Vol-2, No-1, Summer 2011
  3. “The India-Pakistan Peace Process”, in Pakistan's Stability Paradox, Ashutosh Misra and Michael Clarke (Eds.), Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series, London, 2011
  4.  “Neoclassical Realism and Indian Foreign Policy” in Domestic Politics and Indian Foreign Policy, edited by Amitabh Mattoo and Happymon Jacob (Har Anand Publications, New Delhi: 2010).

Forthcoming

  1. “Conflict in Kashmir: Roots of an Internal Insurgency” in Moeed Yusuf (Ed.), Regressing into the 21st Century: Insurgencies and Counter-insurgencies in South Asia, (USIP Press, forthcoming 2012)
  2. Domestic Politics, Strategic Culture and Indian Foreign Policy (Editor and Contributor), Australia-India Institute-RCSS Series in Foreign Policy and International Relations, Manohar Publishers, New Delhi, expected publication February 2013.
  3. New Directions in Indian Foreign Policy (Co-Editor and Contributor), Australia-India Institute-RCSS Series in Foreign Policy and International Relations, Manohar Publishers, New Delhi, expected publication February 2013.
  4. India's Economic Growth: Opportunities and Challenges for the Region (Co-Editor and Contributor), Australia-India Institute-RCSS Series in Foreign Policy and International Relations, Manohar Publishers, New Delhi, expected publication February 2013.