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Dr. S. Paul Kapur



Research Interests
Nuclear Weapons Proliferation; Deterrence; Ethno-religious Violence; South Asian Security

S. Paul Kapur is a professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School. Previously, he was on the faculties of the Naval War College and Claremont McKenna College, and was a visiting professor at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.

He also served as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago, where he received his Ph.D. in political science. His research and teaching interests include nuclear weapons proliferation, deterrence, ethno-religious violence, and the international security environment in South Asia.

Kapur is author of Dangerous Deterrent: Nuclear Weapons Proliferation and Conflict in South Asia (Stanford University Press, 2007); and, with Sumit Ganguly, India, Pakistan, and the Bomb: Debating Nuclear Stability in South Asia (Columbia University Press, 2010). His work has also appeared in journals such as International Security, Security Studies, Asian Survey, Nonproliferation Review, Washington Quarterly, and Asian Security, as well as in numerous edited volumes.

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