Paul Kapur

Paul Kapur, PhD

Research Interests

nuclear proliferation; military stability in South Asia

Bio

S. Paul Kapur is a professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. He is also an Affiliate at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation and a Visiting Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. Previously, he was on the faculties of the U.S. Naval War College and Claremont McKenna College and was a visiting professor at Stanford. His research and teaching interests include nuclear weapons proliferation, deterrence, Indian Ocean regional security, and the international security environment in South Asia. Kapur is author of Jihad as Grand Strategy: Islamist Militancy, National Security and the Pakistani State (Oxford University Press, 2016); Dangerous Deterrent: Nuclear Weapons Proliferation and Conflict in South Asia (Stanford University Press, 2007) and co-author of India, Pakistan, and the Bomb: Debating Nuclear Stability in South Asia (Columbia University Press, 2010). His articles have appeared in leading journals such as International Security, Security Studies, Asian Survey, Washington Quarterly, and in a variety of edited volumes. Kapur also manages a number of consultancy and engagement projects for the U.S. Department of Defense. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and his B.A. from Amherst College.

Other Affiliations

U.S. Naval Postgraduate School