T. V. Paul

Region of Interest

South Asia

Primary Country of Residence



McGill University, Quebec, Canada



Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
McGill University
855 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T7, Canada

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phones: 514-398-4820 (w);
514-694-5391 (h)
Fax: 514-398-1770

Countries of Specialization



EDUCATION: Ph.D. 1991: Political Science, UCLA; M.A. 1988: Political
Science, UCLA; M.Phil. 1984: International Relations, JNU., New Delhi;
B.A. 1977: Political Science, Kerala University, India.

Honors/ Awards/Grants: Faculty of Arts 2005 Award for high Distinction in
Research, McGill University; James McGill Chair, 2003; "Popular
Professor," Maclean's Guide to Canadian Universities, 2005; Peace Scholar
Award, U.S. Institute of Peace,1989; 3 SSHRC grants, 3 FQRSC grants; 1
Rockefeller Foundation grant.

Research Interests

International Relations -- International Security;
War & Conflict; Nuclear Proliferation, South Asia.

Teaching Interests

International Relations -- International Security;
War & Conflict; Nuclear Proliferation, South Asia.

PROFESSIONAL: 1/03 - Present: James McGill Professor of International
Relations, Department of Political Science, McGill University, Montreal,
Canada; 7/00-12/02: Professor, Department of Political Science,
McGill University; 09/02 - 05/03: Visiting Professor, Department of
National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School, & Senior Visiting
Associate, Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of
International Studies, California; 7/00-6/02: Director, University of
Montreal-McGill Research Group in International Security; 6/95-6/00:
Associate Professor; 9/91-5/95: Assistant Professor Political Science,
McGill University; 9/97-6/98: Visiting Scholar, Center for International
Affairs & Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Harvard University;
12/86-6/89: Teaching Associate, Political Science, UCLA.


1. The India-Pakistan Conflict: An Enduring Rivalry (editor), Cambridge
University Press, 2005.
2. Balance of Power: Theory and Practice in the 21st Century (co-editor)
Stanford University Press, 2004.
3. The Nation-state in Question (co-editor) Princeton University Press,
4. India in the World Order: Searching for Major Power Status (with B.
Nayar), Cambridge U. Press, 2003.
5. Power versus Prudence: Why Nations Forgo Nuclear Weapons,
McGill-Queen's University
Press, 2000 -- Selected as an 'Outstanding Academic Title for
2001' by Choice Magazine.
6. International Order and the Future of World Politics (co-editor)
Cambridge University Press, 1999,
2000 (twice), 2001, 2002 & 2003.
7. The Absolute Weapon Revisited: Nuclear Arms and the Emerging
International Order (co-editor),
University of Michigan Press, 1998, pb.2000.
8. Asymmetric Conflicts: War Initiation by Weaker Powers, Cambridge
University Press, 1994.

Selected Articles:
1. "Why Has the India-Pakistan Rivalry Been So Enduring?" Security
Studies, Oct-Dec. 2006:600-30.
2. "Soft Balancing in an Age of U.S. Primacy," International Security,
Summer, 2005, 46-71.
3. "Under Pressure? Globalization and the National Security State," (with
N. Ripsman), Millennium, 33, 2005.
4. "Globalization and the National Security State: A Framework of
Analysis," (with N. Ripsman) International
Studies Review, June, 2005.
5. "Systemic Conditions and Security Cooperation: Explaining the
Persistence of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Regime," Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 16(1),
April 2003.
6. "The Systemic Bases of India's Challenge to the Global Nuclear Order,"
Nonproliferation Review, Fall 1998.
7. "Achieving Nuclear Non-Proliferation: The Role of Coercive Sanctions,"
International Journal, Summer 1996.
8. "Nuclear Taboo and War Initiation in Regional Conflicts," Journal of
Conflict Resolution, Dec. 1995.

Books under Preparation: 1. The Tradition of Non-use of Nuclear Weapons;
2. Globalization and the Changing National Security State.


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