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  • Yogesh Joshi (with Harsh V. Pant), The US Pivot and Indian Foreign Policy: Asia’s Evolving Balance of Power, (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).
  • Yogesh Joshi (with Frank O’Donnell), India in Nuclear Asia: Regional Forces, Perceptions and Policies  (Forthcoming 2017 Orient Blackswan for South Asia: Also being reviewed by Georegtown University Press for North America)
  • Yogesh Joshi (With Harsh V Pant), Oxford Short Introduction on Indian Nuclear Policy (Under Review with Oxford University Press)


  • Yogesh Joshi (With Frank O’Donnell and Harsh V. Pant), India’s Evolving Nuclear Force and Implications for US Strategy in the Asia-Pacific, (Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College, July 2016):  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=1320

Working Papers:

  • Yogesh Joshi,  “The Imagined Arsenal: India’s Nuclear Decision-Making, 1973-76,” Working Paper No. 6, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, June 2015 https://www.wilsoncenter.org/sites/default/files/WP6–The%20Imagined%20Arsenal_2.pdf
  • Yogesh Joshi, “Waiting for the Bomb: PN Haksar and India’s Nuclear Policy in 1960s,” Working Paper No. 10, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, September 2017, https://www.wilsoncenter.org/sites/default/files/wp11-joshi-rc4.pdf

Peer Reviewed Articles:

  • Yogesh Joshi,” Between Principles and Pragmatism: India and the Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime in the Post-PNE Era, 1974-1980,” (Under Conideration with International History Review)
  • Yogesh Joshi (With Anit Mukherjee), “From Denial to Punichment: The Security Dilemma and Changes in India’s Military Strategy towards China,” (Under Review with Asian Security)
  • Yogesh Joshi, “Cold War Down Under: Indian Navy’s Quest for Conventional Submarines, 1947-1970,” (reviews received from US Naval war College Review).
  • Yogesh Joshi and Harsh V. Pant, “Indo-US Relations under Modi: The Strategic Logic Underlying the Embrace”, International Affairs (Royal Institute of International Affairs, London) Volume 93, No.1, January 2017.
  •  Yogesh Joshi, “Between Concern and Opportunity: U.S. Pivot to Asia and Foreign Policy Debate in India,” Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs(Murdoch University), Vol. 2, No. 3 (December 2015).
  • Yogesh Joshi and Harsh V. Pant, “Indo-Japanese Strategic Partnership and Power Transition in Asia,” India Review, Vol. 14, No. 3 (October 2015).
  • Yogesh Joshi and Harsh V. Pant, “Indian Foreign Policy Responds to US Pivot,” Asia Policy (National Bureau of Asian Research, Washington DC), Vol. 19 (January 2015)
  • Yogesh Joshi and Frank O’ Donnell, “Lost at Sea: The Arihant in India’s Quest for a Grand Strategy”, Comparative Strategy (National Institute of Public Policy, VA), 33, No. 5 (November/ December 2014).
  • Yogesh Joshi and Frank O’ Donnell, “A Ripple Effect? Proliferation Concerns of India’s Submarine Deterrent”, Survival (International Institute of Strategic Studies, London), 56 No. 4 (August/September 2014).
  • Yogesh Joshi and Harsh V. Pant, “Indian Navy and U.S. Pivot to Asia: It’s Hedging all the Way”, Naval War College Review (US Naval War College, Newport), 68, No. 1 (Winter 2015).
  • Yogesh Joshi and Harsh V. Pant, “The Indo-Japanese Strategic Partnership: A Transition of Power in Asia”, Harvard Asia Quarterly (Harvard University Asia Centre), Vol. 16, No. 2 (Summer 2014).
  • Yogesh Joshi, “Political Abstention in War and the Influence of Nuclear Weapons”, Journal of Defence Studies (Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis, New Delhi), Vol. 7, No. 3 (July 2013).

Book Chapters:

  • Yogesh Joshi, “Nuclear Stability in South Asia and the Challenge of Strategic Technologies” in Badrul Alam (eds.) Perspectives on Nuclear Strategy of India and Pakistan, (Kalpaz: New Delhi, 2012).
  • Yogesh Joshi and Harsh V. Pant, “India and Changing Nature of War: Gradual Incrementalism?” in Harsh V. Pant (eds.) Handbook of Indian Defence Policy, Routledge: London.
  • Yogesh Joshi and Harsh V. Pant, “The American Pivot and Indian Navy: It’s hedging all the way,” in Greg kennedy and Harsh V. Pant (eds.) Assessing Maritime Power in Asia-Pacific: The Impact of American Strategic Rebalance, Ashgate; London.
  • Yogesh Joshi and Harsh V. Pant, “The Evolution of Indian Military Affairs: India and the RMA”, in Jeff Collins and Andrew Futter (eds.) Revolution in Military Affairs and International Response, Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming).

Book Reviews:

  • Ali Ahmed, India’s Nuclear Puzzle: Limited War in South Asia, (New Delhi: Routldege, 2014), in The Book Review, 39(2): 54-55 (2015).
  • Joseph S Nye Jr, The Future of Power, (New York: Pacific Affairs, 2011), in India Quarterly, 69(3): 308-312 (2013).
  • Harsh V. Pant (eds.), Rise of China: Implications for India, ( New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2012) in International Studies, 48: 341-343 (2013).
  • Srikant Paranjape, India’s Strategic Culture: The Making of National Security Policy, (New Delhi: Routledge, 2013), in International Studies, 49(3): 456-459.
  • Barry Buzan and Amitav Acharya, Non-Western International Relations Theory: Perspectives on and Beyond Asia, (New Delhi: Routledge, 2010) in India Quarterly, 68(3): 311-314 (2012).
  • Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, Norrin M. Ripsman and Steven E. Lobell, eds., The Challenge of Grand Strategy:The Great Powers and the Broken Balance between the World Wars (Cambridge University Press: New York, 2012), in International Studies, 49 (1): 154-158 (2012).
  • Harsh V. Pant, The Indo-US Nuclear Pact: Policy, Process and Great Power Politics, (New Delhi: Oxford, 2011), in Strategic Analysis, 36(2): 345-346 (2012).
  • Michael Mandelbaum,  The  Frugal  Superpower:  America’s  Global Leadership  in  a  Cash  Strapped  Era,  (New York: Public  Affairs, 2010),   in  India Quarterly , 67(2): 194-198 (2011).
  • Naeem Salik,  The  Genesis  of  South  Asian  Nuclear  Deterrence: Pakistan’s Perspective, (New York: Oxford, 2009) in Journal of Defence Studies, 5(1): 163-165 (2010).
  • Giulio  M. Gallarotti , Power Curse: Influence and Illusion in World Politics, (New Delhi: Viva Books, 2009) in International Studies, 47(1): 73-76 (2010). 
  • Sumit Ganguly and S. Paul Kapur (eds.), Nuclear Proliferation in South Asia: Crisis Behaviour and the Bomb, (New York: Routledge, 2009), in  International Studies,  46(3): 364-67 (2009).

Policy Briefs

  • “India-Japan-Australia Minilateral: The Promise and Perils of Balancing Locally,” ORF Occasional Paper#114, May 2017, http://cf.orfonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/ORF_OccasionalPaper_114_India-Japan-Australia.pdf.
  • “Debating the Nuclear Legacy of India and one of its Great Cold War Strategist,” War on the Rocks, March 2017, https://warontherocks.com/2017/03/debating-the-nuclear-legacy-of-india-and-one-of-its-great-cold-war-strategists/.
  • “Indian Debates on American Rebalance To Asia-Divided Opinion: Between Strategic Opportunityand  Strategic Autonomy” (with Dr. Deepa Ollapally), Rising Powers Initiative Policy Brief, Sigur Centre for Asian Studies, George Washington University.
  • Pakistan’s Nuclear Labyrinth and the Future of Democratization” (with Frank O’ Donnell, King’s College London), Asia Pacific Bulletin No. 210, East West Centre, April 2013.
  • “India’s Disarmament Myths and Political Realities”, IDSA Issue Brief, October 2012.
  • “India and Ballistic Missile Defence: From Practice to Theory” (with Alankrita Sinha), Nuclear Notes, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, June 2012.
  • “Logic may help: Pakistan and the FMCT”, Pacnet No# 14, Pacific Forum-CSIS, March 2011.
  • “Reluctant India, Rising China and Alliance Politics in Asia-Pacific”, Asia-Pacific Bulletin, No. 162. April 2012.

Select Opinion Pieces:

  • “India’s Undersea Deterrent poses Proliferation Challenges”, World Politics Review, September 2013.
  • “What South Korea can Learn from South Asia’s Nuclear Experience” (with Timothy Westmeyer, George Washington University), The Diplomat, August 2013.
  • “India’s Missile Defence: Is the Game worth the Candle”, (with Frank O Donnell, King’s College London), The Diplomat, August, 2013.
  • “Japan-India Security Cooperation” (with Kei Koga, Harvard University), The Diplomat, July 2013.
  • “Addressing Pakistan’s Atomisation”, IDSA Issue Brief (co-authored with Frank O’Donnell, King’s College London), March 2013.
  • “Addressing Pakistan’s Atomisation” (with Frank O’ Donnell), IDSA Issue Brief, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, March 2013
  • “China Rivalry keeps India out of Nuclear Suppliers Group”, World Politics Review, June 2013.
  • “India’s Plans for Sea-Based Deterrence Open Pandora’s Box in South Asia, World Politics Review, April 2013.
  • “Paying Dividends: India-US Nuclear deal Four Years on”, The Diplomat, December 2012.
  • “With East Asian Missile Defence System, US Sends a Clear Message to China”, World Politics Review, September 2012.
  • Understanding US Policy on China-Pakistan Nuclear Deal”, World Politics Review, April 2011.
  • New Openness to Nuclear Trade buoys India-Australia Ties, World Politics Review, November 2011.
  • “Power, Conservatism and India’s Nuclear Disarmament Policy, IDSA Commentary, September 2012.
  • “Ballistic Missile Defence an Important element of India’s Strategic Calculus”, World Politics Review, April 2012.
  • “Can India Continue to Rise Peacefully” , World Politics Review, May 2011.
  • “Understanding US Policy on China-Pakistan Nuclear Deal”,  World Politics Review, March 2011.



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