Nabarun Roy
Nabarun Roy
Assistant Professor
Department of International Relations
Akbar Bhawan
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
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Room No.: 322


  • PhD in Political Science from Carleton University Ottawa , in 2011
  • M.A in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi , in 2003

Recent Publications

  • Nabarun Roy, "Why did Nehru want the People's Republic of China in the United Nations?," The Diplomat (online), April 7, 2018. Available at
  • Nabarun Roy, "India's Forgotten Links to the Korean War," The Diplomat (online), October 27, 2018. Available at
  • Nabarun Roy, "Realism in the Study of International Relations in India," ORF Issue Brief, Issue No. 253, 5 September 2018. Available at
  • Nabarun Roy, "In the Shadow of Great Power Politics: Why Nehru Supported PRC's Admission to the Security Council," The International History Review. Available at
  • Nabarun Roy, 'Is India Losing Russia?' The National Interest, 27 October 2016
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  • Nabarun Roy, "The Anatomy of a Story Less Told: Nehru and the Balance of Power," Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, Vol. 3, No. 3 (December 2016), pp. 337-358.
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  • Nabarun Roy, "Assuaging Cold War Anxieties: India and the Failure of SEATO," Diplomacy and Statecraft, Vol. 26, No. 2 (June 2015), pp. 322 - 340
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  • Review of George J. Gilboy and Eric Heginbotham, Chinese and Indian Strategic Behavior: Growing Power and Alarm in Vol. 89, No. 2 (March 2013) issue of International Affairs 
  • Brian C. Schmidt and Nabarun Roy, 'Rising Powers: A Realist Analysis' in Rebekka Friedman, Kevork Oskanian and Ramon Pacheco Pardo (eds.) After Liberalism? The Future of Liberalism in International Relations (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), pp. 67 - 87
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  • Review of David Malone, Does the Elephant Dance? Contemporary Indian Foreign Policy in Vol. 87, No. 6 (November 2011) issue of International Affairs
  • Review of Harsh Pant, Contemporary Debates in Indian Foreign and Security Policy: India Negotiates its Rise in the International System in Vol. 85, No. 1 (January 2009) issue of International Affairs
  • Review of Ashok Kapur, India: From Regional to World Power in Vol. 32, No. 5 (November 2009) issue of Journal of Strategic Studies
  • Review of FareedZakaria, The Post-American World in Vol. 85, No. 4 (July 2009) issue of International Affairs
  • Review of RamachandraGuha, India after Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy in Vol. 84, No. 2 (March 2008) issue of International Affairs
  • The Role of 'Security'in India-China-Nepal Relations in M.D. Dharamdasani ed., Role of Japan and Nepal in Asian Politics (New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House, 2005)

Research Interests

  • Theories of International Relations
  • Wars in the International System
  • Great Powers and Middle Powers
  • Order
  • Indian Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics of South Asia

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